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Sürgün

Sürgün

Hello my friends, today I would like to give you an idea for a great holiday: Sürgün.
Sürgün it’s a 27-metre caicco with 4 standard cabins and 1 master cabin, air condictioning and 220-volt electrical supply. The extremely hospitable and tactful crew will guide you in the Southeast coast of Turkey, exploring many archaeological sites, hidden natural gems, towns and villages. You may try water sports such as swimming, diving and snorkelling. You can choose between numerous itineraries available, from Bodrum to Finike: the Gulf of Gokova, Knidos, the Datca Peninsula, Hisaronu Bay, Marmaris, Iztuzu beach, Ekincik, Dalyan, Kalkan, Kas, Kekova, Kalekoy, Ucagiz, Myra, Adrasan Bay, Olympos… I’ve been there, and I can confirm you that these are enchanting places, and with the caicco you’ll be able to explore wonderful beaches and inlets otherwise inaccessible by land.
So, what are you waiting for, I would highly recommend you to contact the Baranta Yachting, they are very friendly and professional, making you feel as though you are actually on your own boat.

Enjoy Sürgün and Turkey!

Baranta Yachting
Captain Mahmut Mehmetoglu
http://barantayachting.com/
barantasurgun@yahoo.com

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SKYLIFE Dec09

SKYLIFE Dec09

I’m used to fly with Turkish Airlines when I’ve to go to Turkey.
Every trip starts from here for me. The service on board is perfect, you can ask whatever you want and a kind hostess or steward will come to help you. Nowadays the airline companies are getting worse, trying to save money and penalizing the service on board, but Thy is responding with courtesy and quality. And this is important mostly for frequent flyers, that will choose again this company rather than low cost companies. I often meet lots of white-collar workers on these flights, and not just tourists.

Talking about the food… Even if italians are famous to be like spoiled children about food, I’ve to say that I really like Thy turkish meals. Each time I fly with Thy (Türk Hava Yolları) I find something so tasty that the next time I’d like to find it again… especially the chocolate mousse is fantastic! This time I decided to take with me the menu, so I can illustrate what I mean: good meals, great presentation (next time I promise to take pictures also) and everything is clean and tidy.

Thy Menu

Thy Menu

The service on board is really is up to the situation. Once you are on board you’ll hear a pleasant turkish music that brings you to your seat, and some kind crew members giving you newspapers. You’ll find your copy of the Skyline Magazine, a very good magazine including interesting articles about Turkey and columns on several aspects of turkish life, history, tourism, and I discovered a lot of curious things about Turkey here. Sometimes you may find also a bookmark. These are stupid things, ok, but I can’t help noticing them. Everybody loves to feel at home, coddled and waited on hand and foot without paying an excessive amount of money, don’t you think? 😉 So, what else can I say… enjoy your Turkish Airlines flight you too!

This is the first part of my last trip to Istanbul last December, and I must say that the beginning augur well. Oh, I must also say that I’m not working for Turkish Airlines, or you may think that I’m just advertising! 😛

Thy bookmark

Thy bookmark

Turkish Airlines http://www.turkishairlines.com/

Skylife Magazine http://www.thy.com/en-INT/corporate/skylife/index.aspx

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The flag of Turkey

The flag of Turkey in Kaş, Antalya

In a couple of days I’ll be in Istanbul again. In this post I’d like to talk a little bit about something you’ll see many times during your turkish stay: the flag of the Republic of Turkey.

It is a red flag with a white crescent moon and a star in its centre. The flag is called Ay Yıldız (literally, moon star) or Alsancak (red banner) in Turkish, and a lot of shops, apartment balcony, and every boat are draped in the red and white of the Turkish flag. The current design of the Turkish flag is directly derived from the late Ottoman flag, which had acquired its final form in 1844. It is known that the Ottomans used red flags of triangular shape at least since 1383, which came to be rectangular over the course of history. Ottomans used several different designs, most of them featuring one or more crescents, for different purposes, such as the flag with green background signifying the caliphate. During the late imperial period, the distinctive use of the color red for secular and green for religious institutions became an established practice. In 1844, the eight-pointed star was replaced with a five-pointed star and the flag reached the form of the present Turkish flag; Red was the colour of Umar I, the Caliph who ruled from AD 634 to 644 and was known as a great consolidator of the Islamic Empire. In the 14th century red became the colour of the Ottoman Empire. The crescent and star is the symbol of Turks. The origin of the flag is the subject of various legends in the country, some contradicting the historical knowledge about the Ottoman Flag.

Turkish flag

Turkish flag in Simena, Antalya


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