Travel Notes

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Italy

Rome

Magical, breath taking city, walked 40 km daily for 3 days without even noticing

had the most delicious breakfast of my life with just coffee and croissant

Florence

one of the most beautiful cities in the world, radiates a unique feeling, historical

Medici castle and Uffizi gallery are too beautiful to describe

Have had the most delicious pizza of my life

Venice

historical beautiful city, cathedral, canal, old houses, bridges

France

Nice and Cannes

they are very close, great place to swim and feel the summer

Paris

be careful of peddlers

Louvre is awe inspiring, requires 5 full days to see everything

Enjoy some wine at a Parisian cafe

Spain

Barcelona

big city, wide roads, fast drivers, chill beaches, delicious tapas

Netherlands

Amsterdam

big city, a bicycle will be helpful and fun, rainy, most people talk about coffee shops and red light district however there are great museums, cafes, restaurants

Germany

Bremen

small historical city, Altstadt is beautiful, town musicians of Bremen statue took me to my childhood. Baris Manco has a clip there, too

Berlin

beautiful parks, gloomy old buildings, great electro music and night clubs, branderburg gate and Reichstag

Munich

beautiful green city, cycling roads in all city, Englisher Garten is great, great beer and bretzel, October Fest

Czechia

Prag

magical city, small enough to walk everywhere

Austria

Salzburg

Mozart’s birthplace, has a castle and river, 2 hours to Munich

Switzerland

Basel

a small city, near the Alps, fresh air

Balkans

Belgrad

delicious food, was there on a January and people were excited about the Orthodox new year, people are not rich but they seem like enjoying life, bazaars are vibrant

Sarajevo

the starting place of WW1, where they shot Franz Ferdinand

memory of the Balkan war is still in the air

Skopje

Warm people, had great friends at the hostel

Some native friends told about the government being shady and mafia-like, building expensive statues and buildings that look like old roman temples, to attract tourists, and likely to launder money

Anatolia

Black Sea Region

Ayder is beautiful but overcrowded

Kavrun

Trabzon is well worth to see

Erzurum

delicious Cag Kebab

historical city

Aziziye Tabyası

Canakkale

Gallipoli is a turning point in WW1 and Turkish history, feel the front lines

Edirne

fresh air, old city

Bursa

Green Bursa, just 2 hours to Istanbul, has very old trees like 600 years, the first Ottoman capital

Aydın

feel the Aegean spirit, cheerful, warm, and brave people

Sea, sand, sun

Çeşme

Ilıca beach, not getting deep for a long way, clear blue water, soft white sand

Bodrum

Akyarlar, Karaincir beach is great

Datça

a lovely small town, would like be there again, retirees, small hotels, warm people, feels like home

Oludeniz

paragliding center

Kemer

great place to swim and scuba dive

Kaş

great place to swim and scuba dive

walk to Uyuyan Dev/Sleeping Giant

May 29, 2020