Category Archives: Europe

When I Talk About Beautiful Women

  Think about it… To love a woman, you’ve got to love women. If you can love women, and all that entails, then you could fully accept her. Acceptance opens trust, and you could build a skyscraper on trust. To … Continue reading

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Our Big, Busy, Turkish Funeral

  A Turkish funeral is quite unlike an American funeral. Islam asks that the body be buried within twenty-four hours. This makes the ceremony a sudden event. The ceremony could be finished before the entire immediate family is aware of … Continue reading

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Goodbye Kathmandu

It was a privileged to be your guest. You gave the best of what you had. I appreciate that. From here I take this last opportunity to visit my grandparents and extended family in Turkey. My heart-of-hearts needed this unique … Continue reading

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London Semester Video

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One Loving Mistake

  Throughout my childhood I have been exposed to a lot of spoken Turkish. I heard my father and uncle speak Turkish to each other every weekend. Whenever my grandparents would come to visit the family my house would be … Continue reading

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My London Room and stuff video

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My Grandpa’s Advice video

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Note worthy Satire

Dollar vs. Euro

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Europain

A Joke video I made about the U.K. Euroskeptics

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An Early Conclusion.

My time in London and Europe is coming to an end. I came to London with no expectations. I am proud of the unexpected things I learned outside of the classroom. The following words are the lessons that the cities … Continue reading

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Inspirational City

When walk through the streets of London I think of the wise people who once walked down these streets as well. Although they all saw London in different stages of its maturity, I imagine that when they lived in this … Continue reading

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Interesting EU map

Here in london I am studying European political system. Britain, communism, the EU.I thought this map was interesting, of how Europe has changed closer to a federal Identity.  

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Scotland’s Independenc

The Tony Blair era rang in with devolution of the United Kingdom.  Coming from an outside perspective, my removal from any type of emotional response to the thought of Scotland reasserting independence helps me form my opinion on the matter. … Continue reading

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British National Party

Recently, I have been observing the British as they politically correctly and simultaneously incorrectly deal with the hard to admit reality that Britain elected two members of the Neo-fascist right wing British National Party into European Parliament. (European parliament elections … Continue reading

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Euroskeptic

      I came to London with a desire to understand the EU. Before I came to Europe I had heard about Irish unrest over the Lisbon Treaty and the propaganda I came across got me intrigued. Since coming … Continue reading

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Prostitution

This entry will be an analysis of three cultures different takes on one topic; prostitution.  I understand that to my audience this may not be the most pleasant topic, but it is a topic that each culture I have encounter … Continue reading

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Statistic Clarity

Recently I have been bombarded with the almighty statistic that 70% of the British have passports and that only 20% of Americans do.  If you look at this statistic blindly and without context it could be thought that Americans don’t … Continue reading

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Prague video

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Paris video

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Paris Metro

17.)  Paris   I went with my friend Pat to Paris this weekend via the EuroStar high-speed rail line. I hadn’t been on a high-speed rail since Japan. The feeling of going at ear popping speed was nostalgic of riding … Continue reading

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Alfie

Alfie I just watched Michael Cane’s breakthrough 1966 movie Alfie. I have been transforming into a cynical man as life begins to unfold before me and the older I get the less I bounce. I thought seeing a young Michael … Continue reading

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I saw Her Majesty

I Saw the Queen. I went to the memorial service for the veterans of war. The experience made me interested in the British and their customs. It also shaped my view of the Queen who was more reserved then I … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day and Edinburghquick video

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Edinburgh and Scotland Pictures

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Lessons from a Friend

La vida és una carrera sense final, on cada instant és una prova a tu mateix. Una vida sense dolor, no es vida; el dolor forma part d’ella; al mateix que l’alegria, l’esperança, el sofriment, i la ploralla. Tot ens … Continue reading

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Customary Vs. Traditional

I have found in my watching of British television and cultural observation that the British use the word “Traditional” more than Americans do. I really noticed that the notion of tradition is more vocal here, however I think Americans have … Continue reading

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From October-Madrid

When I first stepped onto the plane to Spain I got a great taste of Spanish humor. Once we were in the air the flight attendant began to tell Spanish jokes over the loud speaker and all of the Spaniard … Continue reading

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