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      01.07.2002 00:52
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      Although Turkey surprised all of us, including me, in the World Cup, as far as I am concerned they deserved something better than the third place. It is amazing how Turkish football has advanced in last 10-15 especially over the few years. As a Turk, I did not expect more than a quarter final from my team. The other people did not expect Turkey to advance to any further than the second round. However, Turkey amazed all of us (at least me) with their fast and dynamic football. What I believe is that If Turkey did not play against Brazil, They could meet with them in the final, as Turkey was the second best team in the world cup. As far as I am concerned, Turkey was down to ten men when the coach Senol Gunes decided on Hakan as striker. For me, Hakan should not have played even one match ion the tournament. It is so ridiculous, If your name is Hakan Sukur, you don’t need to anything to play in the every single match. It is so interesting that nearly 70% of Turkish people did not want to see him in first 11 as Turkey had wonderful strikers such as Ilhan Mansiz and Arif Erdem. Hakan played in every single match (7match) in the World cup without producing anything. Except the seventh match. Ilhan Mansiz played only 30 minutes in each match and played wonderful football and produced lots of chances and scored three goals. It was not fair for Hakan to play in every match when young and strong strikers were sitting on the bench. Only good thing Hakan Sukur did during the tournament was scoring the earliest goal of the world cup history at the 11.second in Korea-Turkey match and giving assist to Ilhan in the 13.minutes, meaning that he only played good football in the tournament for 13 minutes. He was, as usual, lost in the pitch after the goals. Hakan may have surprised lot of people with its poor football but he can never surprise me as I am used to his football. Let me not just talk about Hakan. Probably Ilhan Mansiz , Hasan Sas, Rustu Recber and Alpa y were among the best players of the cup. Ilhan Mansiz is a great player. He amazed football fans with it strong quick and creative football. Arif is also good and very fast player as you saw in Korea match. However Hasan Sas was the best man of Turkey and as far as I am concerned he was selected among top five men of the tournament by Fifa. The defender Alpay played perfectly. He did not even make one single mistake during the cup and deserved to be part of the dream team of the cup. He currently plays in Aston Villa. Rustu Recber, the goalkeeper, also played amazingly. Khan and Recber were the best goalkeepers of the cup as you guys can accept. In contrast to other teams (especially Korea and Brazil) Turkey really deserved the third place and did not benefit from the referee blunders but even suffer from them like it happened in Brazil Match. Rivaldo, who I always admired, was the biggest disgrace of the tournament. Nobody in this side of the world (I am in England) respects him anymore. Because of him, Turkey was down to 9 men in that match and also Brazil was awarded a stupid penalty and Turkey did not get the one point that they deserved. Against everything Turkey became number three of the football world and entirely deserved this success. I think this is the beginning of a new era for Turkey.

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        As far as I am concerned, Turkish national football team is one of the top 10 sides in Europe and 20 in the world. However, I reckon that Turkish football's success on club basis, somehow cannot reflect on its national football team. Turkish football clubs such as Galatasaray (the former UEFA champion) may be considered more successful than the national teams as it heppens in Spain. Nevertheless, I believe that Turkey, which are in the same group with China, Brazil and Costa Rica, will manage to quailfy for the next round. Brazil does not seem to be as strong as ever before. It is not impossible for Turkey to get one point from Brazil. However, China match scares me to death since Turkey have no idea about Chinese football just like Costa Rica's football. I prefer to play against strong teams that I know rather than playing against so called weak teams that you don't have an idea about. If Turkey can become the runner up in its group and manage to qualify for the next round, we are likely to see them in quarter final which may be the final point they can reach. Becuase the runner up of Turkey's group will play with the group leader of group H which I consider as the weakest group in the world cup finals. The teams in the group H are Japan, Belgium, Russia and Tunusia. I belive that Turkey stands more chance any of these teams. Currently, there is no injured player in the team. Alpay (Aston Villa's Turkish defender, who has long been injured, seems to have recovered his injury. He is likely to play in group matches. Only problem in the team is that Senel Gunes, Turkey's coach, does not seem to have decided on first 11 yet, which can be consedired as a problem. As far as I am concerned, Senol Gunes, who has never had a success in his carieer, is the weakest point of Turkish team. Turkey's best players are Hakan Sukur(Parma), Emre (Inter Milan), Okan (Inter Milan), Alpay (Aston Villa), Rustu (Fenerbahc e) and Ilhan (Besiktas). Tayfun, who plays in Spanish leage, has beent sent home. It is hard to understand why a coach can invite a player to the camp and send him home from the camp later on. This decision, I think, could have been made, in Turkey. Turkey has another advantage in finals. Korean supporters will back Turkey in the finals due to some historical ties. I will try to update my opinion in the following days. Thank you for reading

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      • Hannibal (DVD) / DVD / 0 Readings / 15 Ratings
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        29.10.2001 04:42
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        This movie is really great. I really regret I could watch this movie last week. Movie comes in two dvd. The first one contains the movie, the second one contains extra things like some scenes from different angles, deleted scenes (there are lots of them, the development of the movie. Only thing that disappointed me was that movie was too short. But where it ends is very surprising. You think it will go on. I forgat to tell you that there is also alternative end in the movie, But I did not like that anyway. I didn't find the movie scary but I can tell you it is very interesting. It is a nice story. Movie is the second part of silence of the lambs. I especially liked the part where our hero opened the man's brain and cut a piece , fried it and served it to the same guy and guy liked it. :). It was the sickest thing I have ever seen. IF YOU DONT WANT TO LEARN THE END DONT READ THIS: It is really surprising that when the agent handcuffed the hannibal in order to prevent from fleeing, he prefers to cut his own wrist to escape. That is the end. If you read this, it is not suprising anymore though. :) Sorry. It is nice movie but absolutely not scary, at least for me.

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        • American Pie 2 (DVD) / DVD / 0 Readings / 17 Ratings
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          29.10.2001 01:51
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          Before going to cinema, I did not expect to have fun, due to the fac that second ones are worse than first ones. Nevertheless, it was even far better than American Pie 1. I watched the movie twice in two days. Characters are the same in the second movie. And movie starts with the interruption of our sex hero's new sex experience with his girlfriend in the college. As usual, his father tries to be a kind, responsible father and tries to explain how normal what they are doing to the two naked young people in the bed. Movie is so much fun. I was about to die from laughing. These parts are the funniest parts in the movie: Guys decides to check the potential lesbians' house but ther were caught by them in the their rooms. Later on, lesbians understand that our guys are stupid enough and try to make fun of them. Potential Lesbians, as the guys call them, tell guys they will make sex with each other provided they kiss touch and give handjob to each other. Just to be able to watch them, they kiss each other, touch each other's ass. Even the horniest one of them decides to let the other guys touch his penis to be able to watch girls make love to each other. It is so fun. Also, one of the guys decides to watch a porn movie and jerk off but he uses glue instead of cream and his penis glues to his hand and porn movie glues to his other hand . And he is caught by police when he was trying to recover sutuation. When he calls the doctor he says "I am superglued" Also, one of the guys shower with urine of one of the guys peeing, instead of the champaign his girlfriend hold. This movie is fantastic You should absolutely watch it

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            07.10.2001 01:00
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            Englan national football team drew with England owing to a typical last minute goal of Beckham. England's football doesn't give any good signal for the future , especially for World Cup. Unfortunately, I don't believe England will be successful in World Cup. Greece played very wisely. And they were the better one on the field. I was really surprised by the Greeks' football. They found so many goal possitions but they were really unlucky. Beckham's last minute goal proved that as well. I could not watch the first 20 minutes but when I watched the highlights, I saw Greece found so many serious positions in that period as well. England's football was a dissappointment. Especially defence gave dangerous signals. It was unbelievable how Rio Ferdinand let the greek player score the second goal. Greek player had the opportunity to think about where to hit ball even. Rio Ferdinand was the biggest disappointment on the field to me. Despite everything, I appreciate England team. I am impressed by their determination. Beckham was the best as usual. He scored one of his typical goals again in the last minute. I am sure German fans must have been shocked as well. But, I guess, this England team will not be able to succeed in world cup. This team has long way to win the world cup. I believe, a team playing against Greece home that bad, can not win the world cup, just because they won Germany 5-1 away. English football still needs to be improved. Thank you for reading

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              04.10.2001 19:42
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              Pamukkale is one of the most beautiful wonders of the world. It is a wonderful place, which is located located in the Inner Aegean region at a distance of 20 km from Denizli. This lovely valley, which enjoys a temperate climate over the greater part of the year, has all the conditions required for an ideal touristic resort. If we translate Pamukkale into English, it means Cotton Castle. It is really like cotton, it exactly looks like cotton. Cotton Castle is a very appropriate name for such a beautiful place like that. You may approach Pamukkale by the main roads marked on your map like I did. On approaching Pamukkale, you will be confronted by one of the most remarkable landscapes to be seen anywhere in Turkey. The first thing you will see is a rock platform over 100 m in height rising up from the plain. The slopes of this hill, which look from a distance like a great white speck, are covered with large numbers of pools and terraces. As you come nearer, you will begin to see this natural phenomenon, which resembles a frozen waterfall. You will be really amazed by the view. You may think it can not be real. But it is. From the edge of every terrace and every step in Pamukkale, you can hear nice splashing of the waters of the hot springs as they cascade down over slopes. The temperature of the water forming the travertines, which comes from the hot springs on the hills above, falls to around 33 C° lower down. The water flows over the slopes into pools, the small basins surrounding them and finally into the fields below. I don?t know if it is still the same but you are allowed to enter the pools and enjoy the hot water on travertines. Although the water flowing from the hot springs rapidly loses heat during its flow, it is still hot enough to make it possible for one to bathe throughout six months of the year in the open-air swimming pools in the motels and on the terraces. However, as far as I know, Pamukkale has been experienci ng some problems since 1990's. Because of the overuse of the water in the hotels, travertines start to dry and get darker in some areas. But I heard that the government warned them and it started get better again. Actually, as far as I am concerned , the hotels should not be allowed to use the water, as the Pamukkale's nature is very sensitive. We should not forget that it is the only one in the word and has no counterpart. I was amazed by the nature there. I know that it attracts so many tourists. I am sure you will like this Cotton Castle as well. It is worth going there and seeing Pamukkale.

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              • Soups / Recipe / 1 Reading / 12 Ratings
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                04.10.2001 08:41
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                This soup is my favourite. Since I came to UK, it is is the only one I make. It is very easy and extremely tasty. Ingredients: for 5-6 people 1 glass red lentils 4 glasses of broth 1 glass water 1 tablespoon flour 1 onion 1 carrot 1 tablespoon margarine 4 slices of white bread 3 tablespoons margarine 2 egg yolks 1 glass of milk salt to taste Firstly, you can start by chopping the onion. And then put into a saucepan with 1 tablespoon of margarine and saute. When onion is semi-sauteed add the flour and mix well. Wash the lentils, chop the carrot and put them in the saucepan. Actually I don't use carrot but it is your choice. Also, some people add vegetable in it as well. Pour the broth and water into the saucepan, add salt as desired and cook the soup for 30 minutes until the lentils are pasty. Strain the soup and pour it back into the same saucepan. Bring to the boil. Meanwhile blend egg yolks with milk well in a bowl and mix this into the soup. Remove saucepan from heat after 2 minutes. The soup is now ready to be served. prefrably you can cut 4 slices of white bread into cubes. Fry bread in a pan with 2 tablespoons of margarine. Drain off the margarine and put the bread cubes (croutons) on the soup. I generally sprinkle some mint on it. It smells perfect. ALso, you can add one spoon of rice when cooking. I hope you'll like it

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                  03.10.2001 00:21
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                  Once you go to a Turkish restaurant, your meal will usually start with a selection of mezes (starters) from an enormous and very colourful platter brought to your table by the waiter. Turkish starters are very famous . I am gonna list the most famous and the tastiest ones. Cold mezes include stuffed mussels, humus, pureed aubergine salad (my favourite), stuffed vine leaves and Circassian chicken . Among the selection of hot mezes are usually borek, (thin layers of flaky pastry stuffed with cheese, meat or spinach), sautéed lamb's liver with onions and kalamari. Salad lovers will find a variety of unusual, spicy herbs appearing along with the standard tomato and cucumber, especially in the south. Roka is a bitter herb which translates as rocket in English, and you may also find spiky dereotu , nane fresh mint or even kuzu kulla . A spinachy-textured vegetable frequently served in garlic-yogurt is called semizotu, known to us as purslane. Humus Puréed chickpeas with sesame seed paste, olive oil, lemon juice and a hint of garlic Tarama Home-made smoked cod roe paté with olive oil and lemon juice Ispanak Tarator Spinach and onion sautéed in olive oil, mixed with plain yoghurt and a hint of garlic Imam Bayildi The famous Turkish dish of baked aubergine stuffed with sautéed green pepper, onion, tomato and garlic Yoghurt & Garlic Aubergine Sautéed sliced aubergine with a yoghurt and mild garlic dip. This is so tasty. I like its other versions as well. You can eat it with tomato and onion as well, instead of yogurt. Biber Dolma Turkish green peppers stuffed with rice, pine kernels, currants, onion juice, olive oil and chopped dill and parsley. This is my favourite food. If it is cooked in olive oil, you should eat it could, if in sunflower oil, it should be eaten hot. Yaprak Sarmasi Vine leaves stuffed with rice, pine kernels, currants, onion juice, olive oil and chopped dill and parsley. This is one of turkish people's favourite food. You will like it. Cerkez Tavugu Shredded chicken breast in a creamy ground walnut sauce, with a hint of garlic. I love this chicken. It is so different than the others. Havuc Tarator Shredded carrots sautéed in olive oil, mixed with plain yoghurt and a hint of garlic Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Sliced smoked salmon with a dill cream cheese and salad garnish

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                    02.10.2001 23:59
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                    Avsa is a very lovely island which is located in south of Marmara Sea. it is one of my favourite places for holiday. I like the island a lot and the reason why I visit the island at least once a year is that it is a very very cheap place and very close to Istanbul. In order to go on holiday, you always have to spend lots of money, but especially once you go to Istanbul, you can go to the island just for weekend. In last June I did so. I was in Avsa Island for three days and I spent very good time with my friends and spent just £ 35-40. The cost of the island is perfect. The beach is just sand and perfect. But you will find mainly old people around. Most of the residents are old people. The young people you will se around are the visitors who generally stay in the pansions. There are extremely cheap pansions. Last summer I stayed in a pansion. It was just £ 3 per day. It takes three hours to go to Avsa Island by ferry. Also you can get to the island by ship in 5-6 hours. If you wanna take your car to the island, you can by ships which carry arounf 20 cars from Tekirdag. Avsa has a very colorful and vibrant night life with its taverns, bars and quality clubs. The best clubs in the island is TANZ. You will like it. It takes 10 minutes to walk to the club from the coast. Also, I heard that there are some festivals going on in the island but I don't know what exactly it is. If you visit the island, don't forget to buy Avsa wine. Its wine is famous. Also if you are not a lazy bone, you may enjoy walking up to the hill where you can see the whole island.

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                      22.09.2001 22:42
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                      The range of night entertainment in Turkey is very huge. There are so many places from traditional birahanes(pubs) to techno and nightclubs. I can say, Turkey's nightlife is gaining recognition as one of the best in Europe. Firstly, I want to introduce the traditional type of night entertainment in Turkey. Meyhanes (Taverns) An authentic Turkish experience can be combined with a night drinking at one of Turkey's meyhanes or tavernas(tavern). They serve raki, beer and wine, along with a wide selection of mezes (starters), kebabs and fruits of the season. The Turkish drink their raki aside melon, Anatolian feta cheese and tasty starters. I think the richest side of the Turkish food is starters. The favourite meyhanes in Istanbul are located in the Cicek Pasaji in Taksim, Beyoglu. It is such a lovely place. My friends and I generally go there when I am in Turkey. Generally at day time, we drink our beers aside fried kalamar and mussel. At night, generally we prefer having raki aside starters and kebab. In Cicek Pasaji, many meyhanes are interspersed with flower, fish and vegetable stalls. Additionally I would like to suggest you to see the famous street named Nevizade Street, which is full of meyhanes. It is our second address. It is located just behind Cicek Pasaji. There are so many tables in open air all over the street, You will enjoy singing along with the street musicians. There is also popularity of Anatolian folk music or Saz bars in Turkey. The most downmarket bars are rock bars, where you can buy unbelievable cheap. In these places, decoration is minimal, and heavy metal and 70s rock is the order of the day. These bars are popular among students in Turkey. I can guarantee that the atmosphere is very lively. The dress code for these bars is strictly grunge, with body piercing, heavy metal t-shirts, and long hair. The oldest and most famous one of these bars is Kemanci (violist) , also now known as Eski Kemanci (The old violist). It is located in Siraselviler Street, Taksim, Istanbul. There are lots of rock bars offering live music. Generally bands performing covers of classics from Pink Flyod, The Who, Led Zepplin or U2. Prices in Istanbul are usually very cheap compared with other European cities. In Istanbul, the favourite bars are Kemanci, Hayal Kavhesi and Mojo Blues Bar. Although I used to go to these places, now I don’t prefer them as now I am tired of rock bars. But Mojo is still good. You can also try Roxy. But ANDON still remains as my favourite one. In there, different types of music are played. You can read my opinion about Andon under the category of Bars in Istanbul. Additionally, Kusadasi is famous for its Bar Street. Also, as most of you know, Bodrum is known all over Europe, especially in England. Halikarnas is the best club in Turkey and one of the best in Europe, You will be amazed when you see the club. You should absolutely see this place. Alternative music is widely available and popular in Turkey and there are lots of clubs catering for fans of underground, hardcore and so on. In Istanbul, the top discos have summer locations along the Bosphorus, where you can enjoy the beautiful view while partying until the early hours. Pasha is the best club in Istanbul. It is really amazing but very posh. You will see the jet-society there. At weekends, admission is not free. And the club is very expensive. Levent and Etiler are also other centres of nightlife. I am going to write more about night clubs and alternative places. I hope you found my opinion useful Thanks for reading

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                        22.09.2001 20:25
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                        Bursa is one of the cities I like a lot in Turkey. It is also known as "Green Bursa". Green stems from its gardens and parks, and of course from its being in the middle of an important fruit growing region. It stands on the lower slopes of Uludag. Bursa was the Ottoman capital before Edirne.But, now Bursa is a developing industrial and commercial center with its 1.500.000 population unlike Edirne. Because of its being the first Ottoman capital, Bursa has lots of religious monuments, mosques, and tombs baths. That's why,Bursa is one of the richest cities in Turkey, in terms of historical treasures. Bursa is so historical city that you should spend at least a few days in order to explore the city. Also, the monuments of the founder of Ottoman Empire, Orhan Bey and his son Osman Bey are located in Bursa. Do you wonder what Bursa is famous for. The peaches of Bursa are unique. Bursa is a center of the silk trade and towel manufacturing. They are worth buying. Bursa is also the homeland of the very famous Turkish folklore figures, Karagoz and Hacivat. You will enjoy the warm, mineral-rich springs in Bursa. Almost every hotel in Bursa have thermal bath facilities. That's one of the reasons why I like to stay in Bursa. You will enjoy it. The Turkish baths "hamam" are wonderful places you should visit in Bursa. The Eski Kaplica (Old Spring) is the oldest one in Bursa If you want to buy some souvenirs, The Covered Bazaar is the best place for you. It is a very beautiful building which is the centre of silk trade. My mother and I really enjoyed shopping in there. Muradiye There is the cemetery for some Ottoman Sultans and Princes who were buried in a beatiful garden in the shade of 1.000 year old plane trees. Also the 15th century Muradiye Mosque, which is next to this beautiful cemetery is worth seeing. Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque)is located in town-centre. It is next to the covered bazaar and silk manufacturers' bazaar (Koza Han). It is worth seeing, cos' it is one of the nice examples of the period before the classical Ottoman architecture. You should see its beatiful water fountain inside as well. The district called Yesil (green) is and important part of town with its turquise colored mosque and inner mausoleum which were built during the sultan Mehmet I period.. The Yesil Mosque is known as the Jewel of Bursa owing to its beauty. Once you go to Bursa, you should absolutely see The Koza Han (Silk Producer's Bazaar) and the covered bazaar. Also, in Cekirge, you can go to amazing Turkish Baths. The Yildirim Bayezit Mosque, Emir Sultan and Orhan Mosque are the other places you shouls absolutely see in Bursa. How to get to Bursa: It only takes three hours at the most to get to Bursa from Istanbul. There is a 30 minute ferry trip from Darica (Eskihisar) to Topcular which shortens the trip around the Gulf of Izmit. Once in Topcular it is a 90 minute drive to Bursa. Moreover, you will enjoy the time you will send on ferry Besides all the beauties in Bursa, Iskender doner is still the main reason why I like Bursa this much. Iskender is the name of the person who first invented the Iskender Kebap. He served it in his restaurant in Bursa named after him. Since 1867 they have been serving this dish and only this dish. Now In all over Turkey, you can find Iskender Doner in a kebap restaurant. It is my favourite. There are people like me who go to Bursa in order to eat Iskender Doner. You should absolutely taste it. I can a trip even to Bursa even just for a quick Turkish bath and an Iskender Kebap. Kebapci Iskender, Ataturk Caddesi No.60 BURSA Tel: 00 90 224 221 1076 Bursa stands on the lower slopes of Uludag(Great Mountain), which is the largest and most celebrated winter-sports centre in Turkey. The easily accessible by car or cable-car. Th e area is also a national park there. There are lots of five-stars hotels in the mountain. Gemlik and Mudanya are seaside resort towns close to Bursa. They have long sandy beaches. I am sure you will like this historically and naturally rich, beautiful city of Turkey.

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                        22.09.2001 18:45
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                        Firstly, I am a big trekking fan, that?s why, I am going to write about camping but mainly trekking. In Turkey camping standards vary one place to another, from a basic field to fully equipped camping sites. Charges between $2 to $10 per night per tent. If you don?t have camping equipment, you will find campsites providing erected tents, complete with comfortable mattresses, blankets. There are also available bungalows. There are so many wonderful places to camp in Turkey. In Aegean coast and Black sea cost, camping is the only way to enjoy the beauty spots. I love trekking but I did not have the opportunity to join a trekking tour in England but When I was in Turkey I would do trekking at most weekends. Turkey is a heaven for trekking.Can anyone give me some trekking clubs? names. Where is best for trekking in England. I really enjoyed Scotland and Scotland is a wonderful place for trekking. Popularity of trekking is growing day by day among especially young people in Turkey. I will give lots of trekking clubs? details below. For camping, Kackar and Toros mountains are the most popular mountains. When I was in Istanbul, we would go to Kocaeli, Sakarya and Bursa for Trekking, We would meet somewhere in several meeting points in Istanbul and after travelling a few hours, we would arrive at the destination. Generally we would get the food for breakfast and camping in the town we first visit. After having breakfast, we would start to drive up to the mountains as far as van can drive. It is funny that generally all we wanna do from the beginning is reaching the point we will stay, and grilling our sucuks on the fire and drinking our cafes (sucuk is a meet with spice special to Turkey). We go to trekking and all we do is eating, eating and eating. I saw so many places and I enjoyed all of them. I?ll give you some places? names. As I told you. Turkey is a heaven for trekking. My favourite trekking club s in Istanbul: GUNBATMADAN Istiklal Cad. Zambak Sokak No:15 Beyoglu Istanbul Tel: 00 90 212 245 59 54 Faks: 00 90 212 245 60 35 Email: gunbatmadan@gunbatmadan.com Website: www.gunbatmadan.com KAMP ATESI: İstiklal Cad. Mis Sok. 13/5 80080 Beyoğlu - İstanbul Tel: 00 90 212 292 9605 - 292 7255 - 292 7266 E-mail: kampatesi@kampatesi.com Website: www.kampatesi.com

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                        22.09.2001 07:12
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                        Before I start, I should tell you that youth hostels are in scarcity in Turkey. It is not easy to come across a hostel everywhere, especially out of Istanbul. The hostels in Istanbul are generally located in Sultanahmet, which is very close to Hagia Sophia. In Turkey, there are so many pansions instead of hostel. When you go to Turkey, you will not need a hostel actually, as pasnsions' prices are inexpensive. Also there are students dormitories, known as yurt in Turkish. Generally, short term visitors stay in them. But I don't suggest them, you should opt for pansions. If you wanna get information about student dormitories, here is the Telephone number 00 90 312 431 11 00 (Ankara) I can also give you the details of the hostels in Istanbul: Hostels in Istanbul: Orient International Youth Hostel Sultanahmet 00 90 212 516 0171 or 516 0194 Sultan Tourist Hostel Sultanahmet 00 90 212 516 9260 Topkapi Hostel 00 90 212 527 2433

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                        This is the website of the one of the most successful team of Italian League. Milan is doing well this year. After they transferred the coach, Fatih Terim, now everything is getting better and better. They are the second in the Italian League. Umit Davala from Galatasaray is their last successful transfer. Milan looks very strong this year. Apparently Milan and Juve are the strongest ones in the league. Roma doesn’t seem to be as strong as last year. As for Lazio, they don’t have chance at all. After a short review of the Italian League, let me introduce A.C. Milan’s official website to you. I regularly visit this page around once a week. The website is designed in two different languages: Italian and English. You should choose the language in the opening page. Then you’ll be in the main page. Of course I am gonna introduce the page in English to you. This page is designed in detail. There are so many sections. You can reach fixtures and results. You can get information about the first team, youth and legends. I liked the way they show the team members with their national flags. There is a few mistake in flags anyway. You can read about Milan’s history, the trophies they won. You’ll be amazed when you see the trophies. There is no cup they don’t win. You should also have a look at San Siro, which is the great stadium of A.C.Milan. I watched Galatasaray-Milan match in that stadium and it was fantastic. There was an amazing acoustic in there. In the main page, you will see the latest news from club. Moreover, sometimes, players or the coach write an article thanking to the fans. I read those of Albertini and Fatih Terim. You will also see the standing table. Also you can go to photo album or videos of the club. To do so, you need to click on the items at the top of the page. In comparison to the Inter’s website, there are not a lot of multimedia files. I really find the Inter M ilan’s website more successful. I like the match reports there and watching the quality photos and videos is easy. Although Inter Milan’s website is a bit better, A.C. Milan’s website is not bad at all. I recommend you to visit this site that I regularly visit.

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                        I saw lots of beautiful castles in different countries of the world but Leeds Castle is the most beautiful one have ever seen. As they say, Leeds Castle is the most romantic castle in England. It is located in south-east England. The castle is built on two islands in the river Len. You can enter every part of the castle. I think in some part of the castle, there are some aristocrats living in there. It is a bit confusion that Leeds Castle is not located in Leeds. Like my friends, I thought it was in Leeds as well. And till somebody told me, I thought it was there and I was about to head to north instead of south. A tour of the castle will give an idea about how a life in a castle like that could be. it is absolutely a beautiful building, well worth seeing. There are interesting places in the castle area. The most interesting one probably id the dog collar museum. It sound funny, isn’t it? There are lots of dog collars there. It is not a big place. It just one big room. There are over more than 100 antique dog collars at Leeds Castle. Some of them are from 16. century. I am not into dog collars J but maybe you may like it. Additionally, There is a very interesting maze in the castle’s garden. You can entertain yourself there. We really enjoyed it. Although we got some help from the guy at the top of the hill at the middle of the maze, we could not find the way to the hill. In the middle of the maze, there is a secret entrance underground which is exit of the maze. If you go to castle, you should absolutely see this maze. There is also a huge vineyard in the castle’s area. You may want to buy wine from the vineyards at Leeds Castle shops. You may also play golf in the castle’s area but I don’t know about the details. But it looks like a wonderful place to play golf. it is also used as a corporate conference centre. Therefore, if you are still looking for pl ace for your next board meeting or maybe wedding, you should choose Leeds Castle. But I do not have any idea about the price. You will also find the section where the rare birds in danger are. There are so many unbelievably beautiful birds there. As far as I know, If you are disabled, you may not be able to enter some parts of the castle anytime. Also , there were so many ducks and swans living in the castle area. It was really fun to watch them chasing the man feeding them. Price: Castle, Garden and Attractions:£10 for student £8.50. Garden and Attractions £8.50 for students £7 As far as I am concerned, this price is ok for such a beautiful castle with lots of attractions. You should absolutely see Leeds Castle. How to get there : About six miles southeast of Maidstone, on the A20, you will see the Leeds Castle. The signs will help you find the way. We found our way easily.

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