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Çiftlik Meltemi

The etesians (meltemi – Turkish) are the strong, dry north winds of the Aegean Sea, which blow from about mid-May to mid-September. The Etesian winds are a dominant weather influence in the Aegean Basin. They are at their strongest in the afternoon and often die down at night. Meltemi winds are dangerous to sailors because they come up in clear weather without warning and can blow at 7–8 Beaufort.

Çiftlik is a small village in the Marmaris district, Muğla Province, Turkey. It is a popular first-day stay for yachts sailing west to Marmaris.

There is an island in the bay wich provides shelter from Meltemi.

Morning view Çiftlik

The Carian Trail

The Carian Trail is an 820 km long-distance footpath exploring the South Western corner of Turkey through the modern provinces of Muğla and Aydın. The trail is new and winds through some of the lesser known regions of Turkey.

The first section of the trail is Bozburun Peninsula: 141.2 km starting from İçmeler and following Turunç, Kumlubük, Bayır, Taşlıca, Söğüt, Bozburun, Selimiye, Orhaniye and Hisarönü.

Abandoned lines. Kumlubük, October 2017

Nicolae Serban

Nicolae Şerban este un sculptor în lemn, creator popular, din satul Rogoz, Maramureș. Casa lui este un adevărat atelier, stâlpii pridvorului, interiorul, toate sunt sculptate. Statuetele lui Nicolae Şerban reprezintă ţăranul român în diferite ipostaze, la munca câmpului, cu animalele, la treburile casnice, la sărbători ori la obiceiuri. Şerban a avut numeroase expoziţii colective în străinătate. Prima troiţă a fost una la care au lucrat mai mulţi meşteri, imediat după evenimentele din 1989, şi a fost dusă la Timişoara în Piaţa Revoluţiei.

Pizanias Sea Star

Pizanias Sea Star is an old Restaurant in the town of Rhodes. It’s a place you must see. Here you can find great food and an interesting story.

The story is about Anthony Quinn who was an everyday eater in this taverna. He enjoyed it very much. At that time, a boy named Dimitri was a young apprentice. He met Anthony and learned his charme.

Now Dimitri is in charge with the Restaurant and he serves you the best grilled octopul (polipo) and fried small cuttlefish (moscardino). And you can enjoy some genuine old pictures with Anthony Quinn and Roger Moore.


Halki (Chalki) is a Greek island in the Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, some 6 km west of Rhodes. With the area of 28 km2 , it is the smallest inhabited island of Dodecanese. It has permanent population of 330 (increased during the summer months), concentrated in the only village Emborio.

Zoom: Biking in Venice

Riding a Bycicle in Venice’s historical center is forbidden. Still, some parents might find it useful to know little kids seem to be allowed. They turn a blind eye to the small children. David biking in Venice.