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From Srebrenica to Gaza

There is no doubt that world history is full of genocides. A genocide has usually been a memorial day or just a book page for the rest who were not subject to massacre. We either raised...

Aqualung My Friend

After 2008, June 6 Istanbul concert, it was pleasure to welcome a much older Ian Anderson with his new band here in Bucharest. Even his voice started to become cracked (he is just sweet 67...

City Break in Constanta, Romania

When it comes to Constanta, Romanians consider the city as a seaside fun experience. But being one of the top 5 populous cities in Romania, Constanta is also home to an old town, currently under...

How Can We Help SOMA?

Turkey had one of the biggest mine disasters in Soma, Manisa on 13 May 2014 and the country lost 283 miners. The number is unfortunately expected to increase. Actually, disaster was about to come, as...

Belgrade Trip 2 : River-ful White City

How do you imagine Belgrade, the capital and largest city of Serbia with over 1 million population? I was expecting a city of remaining after being the target of heavy bombings during World War...

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Martisor : March 1 in a Romanian way

Thanks to effects of global warming, there is no real spring or fall anymore. It`s either winter or summer if you don`t count slight transitions from one to another. This is called `season creep`...

Turkish Gourmet 101: Kayseri Mantisi

With full respect our veteran mothers and grandmothers who were spending hours for preparing `Manti`. In short terms, Manti is a kind of dumpling or ravioli. As well as in Turkish cuisine, it exists...

Turkish Gourmet 101: Pilav Üstü Kuru

We start `Turkish Gourmet` with El Classico. Kuru Fasulye (White Beans, Dry Beans) served with rice (pilav), ayran and fresh onions. Actually, the origin of beans is South America and Europe discovers it on...

a very big cat : my wedding

I watched two movies in my entire life related to weddings, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Wedding Crashers. I haven`t joined many weddings myself so far, maybe two or three. So two movies...

Donate World Food Programme

As we have mentioned in an earlier post, we will be searching for organizations and charities that worth to donate. World Food Programme (WFP) is the first organization we will go for. It`s the...

Abant Lake

Christmas postcard comes from Abant Lake, Bolu, Turkey this year which is exactly at the middle of Istanbul and Ankara. Abant is a natural tectonic lake on the top of the mountains. It has...

New Section on Trippie : Donations

We start a new section in Trippie named Donations. The idea is to introduce fair, sustainable and helpful organisations (corporate or individual) that you can donate and be sure that your donation reaches where...

Blog Action Day 2013

Today is Blog Action Day and bloggers from 126 countries are discussing on #humanrights. It might sound cool that all these bloggers including me are posting several ideas on the topic sitting somewhere safe,...

The House in Dikmen, Ankara

My mother was always taking me and my sister to this magic house in Dikmen. It was the house where I learnt `the family` should come together. I was such a small kid that...