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Shopping in Turkey – Turrking?

I don’t feel comfortable around people from a completely different culture. I don’t have anything against them but after spending more than a week in such an environment I want to come back home. For example Turkey. I couldn’t...

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First Tour de France, then origami

The idea of a trip to the Tour de France was evolving in my had for ears. It was sitting next to dethroning this Japanese guy who is the world champion in competitive eating and to learn how to do origami. So the chances of going were not...

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Hotel, sweet hotel

I love to sleep in the hotels. I don’t know why exactly, but there is something special about them, even if it’s not a 7-star hotel in Qatar. Lately I had a chance to stay in few luxurious hotels in Turkey, where I was covering a...

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Hose in the toilet and rice for breakfast

I have never been to a country which is so much different than mine. Different time zone, different socket, different religion, left-hand traffic, no seasons, rice for breakfast and a hose with water instead of paper toilet in the restroom. I...

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Fan or a serial killer

Somehow I got to Corsica. Everything happened so fast. I came up with this idea just 2 weeks before the trip, when Lance Armstrong confirmed his participation in Criterium International, a 2-day stage race held on the French island, around...

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Baseball, small plane and Hawaii

During my third summer in the US I set myself few goals. One of them was to learn the rules of baseball. I managed to do so, and from now on a strike is not something that fast-food chain workers do when they want more money. I had a chance...

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On the other side of the sign

As the ophthalmology saying says: “One’s point of view depends on the point where one sits”. From my lifeguard’s point of view every guest in a water park was a complete idiot, whose only goal is to make my life as...

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Running over Russians on my bike

After few months of suffering on a 50$, 40-pound bike from Walmart on which I was riding every day to work, I finally got myself a Ferrari of the bikes. I bought a similar bike that seven  zero-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong was...

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Help! I’m hungry!

When I was in high school, I would talk on every English class about coming to the United States some day. Every home work, every essay, every speech would be about that. My dream? Go to an NBA game. Best place to live? Los Angeles. My idol...