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Archive for Ekim, 2013

TV1 “Red Weekend” interview!

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Designer on the road will be in the show “Red weekend” this saturday in TV1 Channel. 18:00 pm.

Designer on the road Bosna Hersek’te TV1 kanal覺n覺n “Red weekend” program覺na konuk oluyor. Program bu Cumartesi 18:00′da yay覺nda!

A Sunny Saturday trip in Sarajevo

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The Sebilj is a wooden fountain (Sebil) in the centre of Ba禳ar禳ija square in Sarajevo. A lot of pigeons around it. It’s the most popular meeting spot for people and it’s also one of the most known iconic symbols of the city. The taste of water is really nice and reminds me Bursa water.

Sebilj denen bu tarihi ahap 癟eme Saray Bosna’n覺n ikonik sembollerinden ve en bilinir buluma noktalar覺ndan biri. Buraya gelip suyun tad覺na bakmazsan覺z hata edersiniz.

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A saturday morning scene from the old bazaar.

Eski 癟ar覺da bir cumartesi sabah覺.

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Handmade souvenirs. Bazaar has a lot of Turkish shops and items.

El yap覺m覺 hediyelikler falan. Asya’da ne kadar bizden baka farkl覺 eyler bulduysam burada da bir o kadar bize yak覺n eyler buldum.

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The National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina seen at left picture.Located in the city of Sarajevo. It was designed in 1891 by the Czech architect Karel Pa穩k, but criticisms by the minister, Baron Benjamin Kallay, caused him to stop working on the project. It was initially the largest and most representative building of the Austro-Hungarian period in Sarajevo and served as the city hall.On 25 August 1992, Serbian shelling during the Siege of Sarajevo caused the complete destruction of the library; among the losses were about 700 manuscripts and incunabula and a unique collection of Bosnian serial publications, some from the middle of the 19th century Bosnian cultural revival. Before the attack, the library held 1.5 million volumes and over 155,000 rare books and manuscripts. Some citizens and librarians tried to save some books while they were under sniper fire, at least one person died.The majority of the books could not be saved from the flames. The structural repair of the building was planned to be carried out in four stages: 1996-1997 (financed by a donation from Turkey)

Solda Ulusal Bosna Hersek K羹t羹phanesini g繹r羹yorsunuz. Ge癟mite bu k羹t羹phane d羹nyan覺n en iyileri aras覺ndaym覺 ve 癟ok deerli nadir kitaplar覺 b羹nyesinde bar覺nd覺r覺rm覺. Sava s覺ras覺nda Bosna Hersek k羹lt羹r羹n羹n yok edilmesi istendii i癟in k羹t羹phane ilk hedeflerden biriymi. K羹t羹phane atee verilmi ve kitaplar覺n b羹y羹k b繹l羹m羹 yanm覺. Bosna Hersek halk覺 kitaplar覺 kurtarmak i癟in keskin nianc覺lar覺n hedefi olarak k羹t羹phaneye komular ve tek bir kitap i癟in bile olsa hayatlar覺n覺 riske atm覺lar. 1996-1997 tarihlerinde T羹rkiye’nin de yard覺m覺yla k羹t羹phane onar覺lm覺 ve bug羹nk羹 haline kavumu.

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Mountains full of small houses.

Saray Bosna’da y羹ksek binalar, apartmanlar, rezidanslar yok. Burada her ey insani 繹l癟羹lerde. K羹癟羹k evler tatl覺 bah癟eler ve dalar.

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You will see a lot of bullet holes and damages on the buildings. Almost all buildings have these kind of damages. You can clearly see the hurts of the war around the city.

ehirde neredeyse t羹m binalarda dikkatinizi 癟ekecek olan ey sava覺n izleri. Kurun delikleri ya da bombalar覺n zaman覺nda yaratt覺覺 tahribat. Baz覺 evler yenilenmi, baz覺lar覺ysa hala sava覺n izlerini ta覺yor.

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Grave yard of Sarajevo. Many of the soldiers killed in the war. The big one you see in the right picture is the tomb of first president:Alija Izetbegovi

Saray Bosna mezarl覺覺. ou savata ehit olan Bosna Hersek askerleri. 襤nsan覺n t羹leri diken diken oluyor. Sada g繹rd羹羹n羹z b羹y羹k ilk cumhurbakan覺:Alija Izetbegovi’in mezar覺.

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Climbing up to the mountain by the graveyard. Feeling the creepy atmosphere in my veins.

Mezarl覺k boyunca t覺rmanarak daa doru yola 癟覺kt覺m. Mezar talar覺n覺n etraf覺nda y羹r羹d羹k癟e sava覺n souk ve t羹ler 羹rpertici havas覺n覺 damarlar覺mda hissettim.

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This is probably one of the best spots to have a look at Sarajevo. 360 degree amazing view.

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Giving a big Turkish hug to Sarajevo. Warming with the sunlight and hug.

Saray Bosna’ya sar覺lmak. Kocaman b羹y羹k bir sar覺lma bu. S覺cak ve i癟ten. Karde gibi.

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It reminds me the view we had in my childhood. Our house in Bursa had a very similar view from the balcony. So I sat here for a while. There were a couple of people around. I asked for a smoke and enjoy the view…

Manzara bana Bursa’daki evimizin manzaras覺n覺 hat覺rlatt覺. Sanki o evin balkonundan bak覺yor gibiydim. Etraf覺mda birka癟 kii vard覺. Bir sigara rica edip manzaraya kar覺 keyif yapt覺m. Evet keyif. Bosna’l覺lar da keyif kelimesini kullan覺yor. En sevdikleri ey de keyif yapmak zaten. Burada hayat yava. Stres yok, koturma yok. 襤nsanlar tela i癟inde yaamay覺 reddediyorlar.

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Time to go down.

Aa覺 inme zaman覺. Bu sefer kestirmeden…

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Visited some old houses of Sarajevo. Bad thing they don’t let me take pictures inside. They told me that I need to get a permission to take pictures from the government.

Eski Saray Bosna evlerini ziyaret ettim. 襤zin ka覺d覺 almadan i癟eride fotoraf 癟ekilmiyormu. Bence 癟ok sa癟ma. 襤癟eride buna neden olabilecek bir ey yoktu. Bu yasa覺n nedenini anlamad覺m ama evler gayet g羹zeldi.

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Musical high school at right. Sounds of Piano rising on the streets from the inside.

Sadaki bir m羹zik okulu. Yan覺ndan ge癟erken sokakta yank覺lanan piyano ve keman seslerinden kendini ele veren dev bir bina. Biraz restorasyona ihtiyac覺 var ama hala 癟ok g羹zel.

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Inside of the cathedral of Sarajevo seen at left. At right you see the big chess game located in the park.

Solda Saray Bosna Katedrali’nin i癟ini, sada ise katedralin yan覺ndaki parkta bulunan dev satran癟 oyununu g繹r羹yorsunuz.

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At weekends mostly old people come to this park and make chess tournaments with each other. It is something big for them and they take it really serious.

Haftasonlar覺 genelde yal覺 amcalar dedeler bu parka gelip kendi aralar覺nda satran癟 turnuvas覺 yap覺yorlar. Bu onlar i癟in pek ciddi bir aktivite ve akas覺 yok.

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Right after the park I went to the big hotel located in the city center. It is one of the tallest buildings around here. Has a terrace cafe you can visit and you can have a drink with the view. It’s open to anybody.

Parkten sonra ehir merkezindeki otele gittim. Buras覺 癟evredeki en y羹ksek bina. Ben burada kalm覺yorum tabi ama teras覺nda herkese a癟覺k bir kafe bulunuyor. ehire kar覺 bir eyler i癟mek i癟in ideal mekan. Bo masa bulmak zor olabiliyor ama ansl覺yd覺m.

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Scenes from the city of Sarajevo.

Saray Bosna’dan g繹r羹nt羹ler.

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Here you see the birds’-eye view of the Eternal flame is a memorial to the military and civilian victims of the Second World War in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s always there and always on fire.

ehir merkezinde bulununan sonsuz ate. Savata 繹len sivil ve askerlerin an覺s覺na yap覺lan bu an覺t her zaman yanan bir atee sahip. Solda atein bulunduu yer kubak覺覺 g繹r羹lmekte.

Bosnian Rock Star

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Designer on the road was in the national news of Bosnia.

Bosna Hersek haberleri i癟in sokakta r繹portaj yapt覺k :)

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I was hosted by Bosnia’s one of the most popular TV shows in channel BHT1. Relax Sunday!

Bug羹n Bosna Hersek “BHT1″ kanal覺 i癟in g羹zel bir r繹portaj verdim. “Relax Sunday” program覺nda keyifli bir s繹ylei pazar g羹n羹 yay覺nda.

Bosnian National TV hosted Designer on the road

Here it comes. I had an interview with one of the most popular shows in Bosnia. Relax Sunday in National Tv channel “BHT 1″

Bosna Hersek ulusal kanal覺 BHT 1′de yay覺nlanan “Relax Sunday” program覺 i癟in g羹zel bir s繹ylei yapt覺k.

Via Media

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Surprise! Surprise! Turkish delight service has just begun in the agency. :)

T羹rk lokumu servisimiz balam覺t覺r!

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Time to eat talk and sweet talk.

Tatl覺 yiyelim tatl覺 konual覺m.

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Via Media is one of the leading agencies for Integrated Marketing Communications in Bosnia and Herzegovina. By founding the agency in 1997 they became pioneers of a new generation that played a role in the development of Bosnia and Herzegovinas marketing market. It’s a 4 floor big villa house. People are super nice and kind. Hospitality is similar with Turkey and most of the people know some Turkish words since the Turkish TV series are quite popular and we already have some common words in the language. Food is one of the best agency food I have ever tasted. Made by two Bosnian women in house.

Via Media Bosna Hersek’te bulunan en b羹y羹k ve bilinir ajanslardan birisi. Hem yarat覺c覺 fikir hem de fikrin prod羹ksiyonunu 羹stleniyorlar. Yarat覺c覺 ajansla prod羹ksiyon irketi aras覺nda 4 katl覺 b羹y羹k bir villa olan Via Media’da insanlar s覺cak kanl覺 ve misafirperverlik konusunda T羹rklerle rahat kap覺覺rlar. Ortak kelime 癟ok olunca iletiim kurmak kolay ve elenceli oluyor. Ajans覺n yemei Istanbul Y&R’dan sonra en iyi ikinci ajans yemei diyebilirim. 2 Bonak teyze her 繹len g羹zel d繹kt羹r羹yorlar mutfakta.

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This is the second floor where the creative team is working.

襤kinci kat, yarat覺c覺 ekibin 癟al覺ma alan覺.

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Last floor, Pr and marketing field. Lovely people working together. They are busy but always keep smiling.

Son kat, pazarlama ve medya b繹l羹m羹. Bu kat insanlar覺 pek megul olmalar覺na ramen g羹l羹msemeleri hi癟 durmuyor.

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Animations, editing and special effects going on here. And on the bottom floor there is also a studio for producing music.

Animasyon, video montaj ve g繹rsel efektler bu k羹癟羹k odac覺k d覺覺nda bodrumdaki b羹y羹k st羹dyoda 羹retiliyor. Aa覺da bir de m羹zik st羹dyosu var cingle’lar, radyo spotlar覺 falan hep oran覺n ii.

More gifts coming :)

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New gifts found their new owners. :) Caused new smiling faces.

Yeni arkadalara yeni hediyeler, yeni g羹l羹msemeler.

This one is for ODTU

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We have a message from Sarajevo!

Saray Bosna’dan mesaj var.

Old Carsi

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When I left the house for a walk I arrived to one of the most popular places of Sarajevo. “The old bazaar.”

Evden 癟覺k覺p sola d繹n羹nce ehrin en pop羹ler sokaklar覺ndan birine girmi oluyorum. “Eski 癟ar覺.”

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It is the historical and cultural center of the city. Ba禳ar禳ija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isakovi founded the town. The word Ba禳ar禳ija derives from the Turkish language. The word “ba禳” which is “ba” in Turkish literally means “head”, in some contexts however also “primary”, “main”, “capital”. And “ar禳ija” which is “癟ar覺” in Turkish means “bazaar” or “market”. Due to the large fire in the 19th century, today Ba禳ar禳ija is half the size that it once was.

Ba禳ar禳ija ehrin tarihi ve k羹lt羹rel merkezi. Ayn覺 bizdeki gibi bir kapal覺 癟ar覺s覺 da var ama epey minyat羹r羹 diyebiliriz. 15. y羹zy覺lda ina edilmi ve T羹rk癟e’deki Ba ve 癟ar覺 kelimelerinden t羹remi Ba癟ar覺 ad覺nda. 19.y羹zy覺lda 癟覺kan yang覺ndan 繹t羹r羹 bug羹n 癟ar覺 eskisinden daha k羹癟羹k.

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You will see a lot of Turkish influences around this part of the city.

ehrin 繹zellikle bu b繹lgesinde kendinizi k羹癟羹k bir Istanbul’da hissedebilirsiniz.

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The Gazi Husrev bey Mosqueis amosquein the city ofSarajevo,Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is considered the most important Islamic structure in the country and one of the world’s finest examples ofOttoman architecture. It is located in theBa禳ar禳ija neighborhood.

Gazi H羹srev Bey Cami, Saray Bosna’n覺n en 繹nemli camilerinden ve Osmanl覺 tarihinin 繹nemli mimari temsilcilerinden biri. Cami 癟ar覺 soka覺nda bulunuyor ve ziyaret癟ilerini bekliyor.

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Some streets look like quite abandoned sometimes but that’s more inviting for me somehow.

Bazen aralarda terkedilmi sokaklar g繹r羹yorsunuz. Bir zombi filminin setine benzeyen bu mekanlar覺 kefetmek benim i癟in daha da elenceli oluyor. K羹癟羹kken korka korka girdiimiz yerlere girerken yaan覺lan hissiyat y覺llar sonra vuku buluyor.

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There are many restaurants, cafes, nargile shops and souvenir shops around the Old Bazaar.

Bi s羹r羹 restoran, kafe, nargile d羹kkanlar覺 ve hediyelik eyac覺larla dolu pazarda l羹ks giyim markalar覺n覺n yan覺 s覺ra el ii eyler satan teyzeler amcalar da bulmak m羹mk羹n.

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Beside local beers Rakia is quite popular here just like in Croatia.

Bir de hamam var burada gitsem mi acaba.

Sarajevo and Bursa

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Second day while I was going to the office I discovered a food bazaar on my way. Looks quite similar with we have in Turkey.

襤kinci g羹n ie giderken kefettiim pazar. Ayn覺 T羹rkiye havas覺nda.

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Miljacka river.I love this river. It’s not a big one. Only 38 kilometers. Passes inside of the city and creates a nice environment. I learned that Sarajevo is twin cities with Bursa where is my hometown. It makes sense since it has mountains around just like in Bursa city. However I think Sarajevo also looks like Amasya in Turkey. With this vute river, mountains and the mind set. Overall looking of the houses reminds me Amasya a lot.

Miljacka 覺rma覺. 38 kilometreyle pek b羹y羹k say覺lmaz. ehrin ortas覺ndan ge癟erek buraya g羹zellik kat覺yor. Saray Bosna meer Bursa ile karde ehirmi. Bana Amasya’y覺 daha 癟ok an覺msat覺yor. Etrafta dalar olmas覺, Bizim Zafer plaza yerine burada BBI al覺veri merkezi olmas覺 falan, Bursa’ya benzerlikler var ama dalardaki evler, genel atmosfer ve doa bana Amasya’y覺 daha 癟ok hat覺rlatt覺.

My arrival to Sarajevo

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Here I come to Sarajevo from Zagreb. There was Mirza waiting for me from the agency Via Media. I was shocked because first time somebody wrote my name totally right with all Turkish letters. Then I shocked again since he started to talk with me in Turkish. On the way to agency I asked how he knows Turkish very well. He told me his interesting story. Mirza came to Turkey during the war in Bosnia with his family. He was very young and he studied high school in Turkey. First year he couldn’t pass his lessons since he doesn’t know the language. He also had to take care of his family. So he was studying and working in Turkish bazaar and selling cheese at the same time. After the first year his Turkish became good and he passed the lessons one by one. After the war he came back to Bosnia. He still has a lot of Turkish friends and he loves Turkey a lot. He is such a kind and polite guy. A very good example of how Balkan people usually are. I felt myself quite lazy after listening his story. When we arrived to agency, we drank Turkish coffee with the people here. It’s quite popular here. People here don’t drink much tea but they have a good coffee culture. Some people drinks 5 cups of coffee everyday and tea is a thing to drink when they got sick.

Zagreb’den k覺sa ama uykulu bir u癟ula Saray Bosna’ya vard覺m. Kap覺dan 癟覺kt覺覺mda burada 癟al覺aca覺m ajans Via Media’dan Mirza beni bekliyordu. Mirza beni a覺rtt覺 癟羹nk羹 ilk kez biri ad覺m覺 tamamen doru yazm覺t覺. Mirza harika bir ekilde T羹rk癟e konumaya balay覺nca a覺nl覺覺m bir kat daha artt覺. Mirza’n覺n hikayesi ilgin癟. Buradaki sava s覺ras覺nda babas覺 Saray Bosna’da kalm覺 ancak o, k覺z kardei ve annesi T羹rkiye’ye ka癟m覺lar. T羹rkiye’de ailesine bakmakla y羹k羹ml羹 olan Mirza pazarlarda peynir satm覺 ve bir yandan T羹rkiye’de lise eitimini tamamlam覺. 襤lk y覺l T羹rk癟e hi癟bir ey anlamad覺覺 i癟in s覺n覺fta kalm覺 ama sonraki y覺llar dilini gelitirip dersleri ge癟mi. T羹rkiye’den 癟ok arkada覺 var ve T羹rkiye’yi 癟ok seviyor, 繹zl羹yor. Onun hikayesini dinlerken kendimi 癟ok tembel hissettim.

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After the coffee session in the agency and meeting people, Mirza and Lara left me to my new home. This is a very cute hostel but I have my own room and bathroom for my own use. I will be here for the next 3 weeks in Sarajevo. Hostel runs by a very cute husband and wife. Totally Balkan culture 100 percent. They are acting me like I am their son for 29 years. And also asking me a lot of interesting questions which are quite funny for me to answer. They watch a lot of Turkish Tv series such as Suleyman and Kurtlar vadisi.

Ajanstaki kahve seramonisinden ve insanlarla tan覺mamdan sonra Mirza ve Lara beni kalaca覺m yere g繹t羹rd羹ler. Buras覺 癟ok tatl覺 bir kar覺 koca taraf覺ndan iletilen irin bir hostel. Normalde 癟ok yatakl覺 odalar覺 var ama ajans bana 繹zel banyolu bir oda kiralam覺. Hostelin sahibi olan 癟ift beni oullar覺 gibi sahipleniyor. Devaml覺 rahat m覺y覺m, mutlu muyum bi s覺k覺nt覺m var m覺 bunlar覺 soruyorlar. T羹rkleri 癟ok seviyorlar ve devaml覺 T羹rk癟e kelimeler s繹yleyip g羹l羹羹yorlar. Muhteem y羹zy覺l ve Kurtlar vadisi en sevdikleri tv dizileri.

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My room is quite big and has an extra bed that I don’t even use. Wi-fi internet and hot water is always on. They want to put a signboard with lights outside of the building which says “Hostel” But the government don’t let them to put it since this is an old building and they are now allowed to do that. Since they know I am a graphic designer they are asking me to come with a solution as well. :) Let’s see what I can do for them following days.

Odam baya b羹y羹k, kullanmad覺覺m bir tek kiilik yatak var. S覺cak su ve devaml覺 internet olmas覺 as覺l 繹nemli noktalar. Bina eski, tarihi bir bina. Hatta bu y羹zden tabela bile asam覺yorlarm覺. Tarihi binalara 癟ivi bile 癟akam覺yorsunuz. Grafik tasar覺mc覺 olduumu duyduktan sonra benden onlara bu konuda yard覺m etmemi ve bir 癟繹z羹m 羹retmemi istediler. :) Bakal覺m onlar i癟in ne yapabileceim…

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After the first day of work I saw this amazing building on my way back to home. It’s the Academy of Art here. An art & Design school probably I will have a talk. Looks like a school for magic. It made me think about how shitty my university looks like comparing to this. And the right one Mak d繹ner :) The time when Mc donald’s suck. :D

襤lk i g羹n羹nden eve d繹n羹te bu harika binay覺 g繹rd羹m. G繹rmez olayd覺m 癟羹nk羹 kap覺da Acedemy of Art yaz覺yordu. Bizim Dokuz Eyl羹l’den sonra bunu g繹r羹nce insan bi fena oluyor tabi. Muhtemelen 繹n羹m羹zdeki haftalarda bu okulda bir seminer verebilirim. Sada ise Mak d繹ner. Benim evin bir yan覺nda bu var, 繹b羹r yan覺nda ise Mc donald’s. :)

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While walking around the house and discovering my neighborhood. I saw this book store which is very cute if you ask me. I liked how they picked a simple name. Buy book. That’s it. Right one is the Sarajevo Jazz fest poster which is a quite well eye catcher. Open your ears! I will as well. Probably will be there to listen some local jazz music.

Evin etraf覺n覺 kefe 癟覺kt覺覺mda g繹rd羹羹m bu irin kitap癟覺 kefedilmeye deerdi. 襤sim se癟imi ve genel atmosfer 癟ok g羹zel 繹rt羹m羹. Sada ise Saray Bosna Jazz Fest afiini g繹r羹yoruz. Fena g繹z yakal覺yor. Muhtemelen gideceim. Kulaklar覺m覺 a癟t覺rmam laz覺m. Uzun zaman oldu salam jazz dinlemeyeli.

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I cross this river every single day from work to house. My home is not walking distance to work but it’s easy to go with a tram and 10 minutes walk. A nice graffiti seen in right at the wall of a cafe’s parking lot.

Her g羹n bu nehirden kar覺ya ge癟iyorum. kald覺覺m yerle i aras覺 y羹r羹me mesafesi deil ama tramvayla 5 durak sonra ie gayet yaklam覺 oluyorum. zerine 10 dakikal覺k k覺sa bir y羹r羹y羹le iteyim. Sabahlar覺 yar覺m saat geciktiim oluyor ama napal覺m. Evin ehir merkezinde olmas覺 癟ok daha iyi. En az覺ndan i d覺覺nda her yere y羹r羹me mesafesindeyim.

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Same day I arrived to city center I was invited to a party launched by one of the clients of Via Media. A gym saloon named “Life style”. I was a bit tired because of the crazy last night in Zagreb plus the flight but I went to party anyways. Free drinks, new friends to talk, live music. Never say no to them.

Saray Bosna’ya vard覺覺m g羹n羹n akam覺 bir partiye davetliydim. Via Media’n覺n m羹terilerinden “Life style” adl覺 spor salonu yenilenmelerinin erefine bir parti veriyorlard覺. Zagreb’de ge癟irdiim son 癟覺lg覺n gece, havaalan覺nda beklemek ve 羹st羹ne u癟utan ve 癟anta s羹r羹klemekten sonra biraz yorgun ve halsiz olmama ramen hay覺r diyemedim. Saray Bosna’da insanlar benim geliimi 繹nemsemi ve g羹zel haz覺rlanm覺lar. Burada g羹zel eyler olacak gibi.

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First local beer taste. Made in Sarajevo. Has a unique taste just like the city itself.

襤lk lokal biram. Sarajevsko burada imal edilen bir bira. 襤lgin癟, farkl覺 bir tad覺 var. T覺pk覺 ehrin farkl覺 bir havas覺 olmas覺 gibi.

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I also met with the Ceo of the agency here for the first time. He is a very nice man just like everybody in the company.

Ajans覺n Ceo’suyla da ilk kez burada tan覺t覺m. Ajanstaki herkes gibi o da 癟ok iyi biri.

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It’s weird to drink in a gym saloon. A new type of working out. :)

Spor salonunda i癟kili 癟al覺ma. Farkl覺 bir metod. Mide 癟al覺覺yoruz.