Tanzania: The land of the beautiful by Erdem Kutukoglu (3841) 2006-08-27 - 2006-08-31
Tanzania is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean.
Please don’t go as far as to confusing it with Tasmania : if we assume the African Continent is a chubby “T” letter, then Tanzania is at the upper end of the stick, on the right.
Tanganyika and the island of Zanzibar, two regions who were British colonies until the mid-20th century, declared independence in the 1960s, and finally merged in 1964 under the United Republic of “Tan-zania”: “Jamhuri Ya Muno Wa Tanzaniaunga”... ... (full story) (30 photos)
10 days at the roof of the world by Erdem Kutukoglu (3841) 2010-10-07 - 2010-10-15
In October 2010, I spent 10 days at the "Roof of the World". It was a dream come true.
Contrary to my expectations, Tibet’s capital Lhasa proved to be, compared with Nepal’s Kathmandu, a modern city with large avenues, modern cars, international brands’ shops, Chinese banks and telecom companies.
Apparently, the ongoing Chinese investments and a serious population influx have been reshaping the Tibetan economy and social structure in the past decades. A rising interest in Tibet among Chinese tourists is also contributing to this rapid change. ... (full story) (36 photos)