Sunday, July 22, 2007

Golden Ring Tour : Vladimir & Suzdal

By the advice and search of my friend Erdinc, we have done a small trip to the two cities of the Golden Ring cities of Russia : Vladimir and Suzdal. Two cities are nearly 250 km northeast of Moscow and takes 3 hours by car.

Vladimir is an old and not much crowdy, not developed Russian city. Buildings old, not to much peaople. Rather it was not very interesting. Some parks, some churches. So we stayed a few hours there.

Suzdal 25 km far from Vladimir was a really exiting and different town. I felt myself in a sceen from the 1400s, within the history. Town is full of churches, cathedrals and has a holy atmosphere. Houses are usually small dacha houses and there is too little number of people. No cars, single street, some small roads between. Its a such a holy historical, it should be seen once. Specially when the sun going down, with red sky over the churhes, which are the tallest building in the town gives you a cardpostal feeling.

Hoping to find a hotel in these small cities, we went there without having hotel reservation. Unfortunately all the hotels were full, beacuse of the weekend. Having asked nearly 7 hotels we understood that we have no other than choice than returning back to Moscow. So we returned late at night and have finished our tour early.

Having these trip i have seen the classical Russian town life, peoples style and general Russia view. Hoping to visit all other cities on the golden ring..

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Moscow Nights

Night Life in Moscow is much more enjoyfull, attractive and lively then Istanbul and Turkey. The clubs usually get crowdy about 12 oclock at midnight and night continues upto 6 oclock in the morning. In some clubs Turkish people can have problems to go in, beacuse in these clubs Turkish people have a bad image for the Securit. How much you try to tell the security about yourself there is no return from his first decision. In 2-3 minutes he decides to take you in or not and thats the decision.

In moscow night, does not matter which club you go you can see any Turkish men. At every club we meet at least 10 Turkish guys. What to say, seeing that much Turkish is not very nice:) Also the quality of some of these people is low and that makes Turkish image bad.

The clubs I prefer in Moscow: Club Fabrique, Karma, Hard Rock Cafe, B2, Club Che... The comments about these clubs will be in the next post..

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Russian Lessons

Language is a necessity for living in a foreign country and culture. So being Moscow, I decided and started to take Russian lessons. Although I have been some late to start, in that time i learnt some words and try to understand basic phrases. Russian is a hard language with too much exceptional cases and hard pronounciaton giving impression on some letters. I plan to get good level up to summer...

First message

Having some problems on my web site hosting, i decided to form a new blog for myself. For long time I have been planning to write. So lets start, it is better than waiting. From moscow with love..