"Travel World of Murat Korman" muratkorman's Profile
I love travelling since my childhood in ISTANBUL. My parents enjoyed travelling a lot and I always felt an instinct to discover new places and expand my frontiers. I guess this comes from my Turkish genes. As most of you have already noticed, Turkish people are everywhere in the world. I find myself very lucky as my job also allows me to travel to different locations in the world. As being an expatriate for several years, I have the chance to learn and adapt to new cultures, countries and people. It amazes me so much that once you break your shell and start exploring new cultures and countries, you develop yourself a lot. I believe you can learn something useful from every culture and this will become a flavour to your improving intellectuality. During my exciting journey around the world, I hope to meet new friends with the help of Virtual Tourist.
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MILANO was my first step to becoming an expatriate. During my assignment of 2 years, I had the chance to visit many places in Italy and around Europe. My food and wine culture developed a lot thanks to fantastic Italian cuisine. I also consider this period as my "hatching egg" period. Here are the Italian cities and towns that I visited during this period. You can also find links to some of them.
FERRERA, MADESIMO, LAGO DI COMO, LAGO MAGGIORE, BOLOGNA, ROMA, NAPOLI, FIRENZE, VENEZIA, PERUGGIA, MANTOVA, PARMA, GENOVA, ASSISI, SPOLETO, TARVISIO, TRIESTE, VALLE D'AOSTA, SICILIA, PADOVA, VERONA, BERGAMO, LECCO, ANCONA, VATICAN
After completing my assignment in Milano, I was assigned to BUDAPEST for another project. I stayed 2 years here. I had the chance to see some other parts of Hungary and I made many travels to different destinations in Europe such as Germany, France and Croatia. Here are some links to these destinations.
SPLIT, ZAGREB, TROGIR, KRKA, PLITVICKA JEZERA (CROATIA)
Most importantly, I met my wife in Budapest. After getting married in Singapore, we had a wedding celebration in Budapest on 20 December 2008 with our parents and friends. I try to frequently visit Budapest to visit my in-laws and the lovely city.
I arrived in SINGAPORE for a new project after Budapest. A new location, a new adventure!!! My assignment promised a 2-year stay and I did my best to discover Asia during this period in this well-organized little island. With project extensions I stayed over 3 years in Singapore.
My travel summary 2007-2010
After I moved to Singapore, I started making some short trips to other countries in this region. You will find some tips about these places in my travel pages. Here is the list which also provides links to my travel pages of these destinations:
22 JUN - 24 JUN 2007 PULAU TIOMAN (MALAYSIA)
30 JUN - 01 JUL 2007 PULAU BINTAN (INDONESIA)
13 JUL - 15 JUL 2007 PULAU AUR (MALAYSIA)
04 AUG - 05 AUG 2007 BANGKOK (THAILAND)
08 NOV 2007 JOHOR BAHRU (MALAYSIA)
19 DEC - 24 DEC 2007 PHUKET / KHAO LAK (THAILAND)
07 FEB - 10 FEB 2008 MANILA (PHILIPPINES)
20 MAR - 23 MAR 2008 KRABI / KO PHI PHI (THAILAND)
26 APR - 27 APR 2008 MELAKA (MALAYSIA)
17 MAY - 19 MAY 2008 KUALA LUMPUR (MALAYSIA)
27 MAY - 01 JUN 2008 SIEM REAP / ANGKOR WAT (CAMBODIA)
26 SEP - 28 SEP 2008 PULAU TIOMAN (MALAYSIA)
17 OCT - 19 OCT 2008 PULAU AUR (MALAYSIA)
24 OCT - 28 OCT 2008 HO CHI MINH CITY (VIETNAM)
14 NOV - 16 NOV 2008 MELAKA (MALAYSIA)
06 DEC - 08 DEC 2008 KOTA KINABALU (MALAYSIA)
23 JAN - 27 JAN 2009 PULAU LANGKAWI (MALAYSIA)
05 MAR - 15 MAR 2009 SYDNEY / MELBOURNE / PERTH (AUSTRALIA)
10 APR - 12 APR 2009 PULAU AUR (MALAYSIA)
30 APR - 03 MAY 2009 KUALA LUMPUR / PULAU PANGKOR (MALAYSIA)
26 JUN - 28 JUN 2009 PULAU TIOMAN (MALAYSIA)
10 JUL - 12 JUL 2009 PULAU DAYANG (MALAYSIA)
30 JUL - 10 AUG 2009 TOKYO - KYOTO - OSAKA - NARA - HIROSHIMA (JAPAN)
19 SEP - 21 SEP 2009 PULAU REDANG (MALAYSIA)
15 MAR - 20 MAR 2010 BEIJING (CHINA)
20 MAR - 25 MAR 2010 SEOUL (SOUTH KOREA)
After finishing my assignment in Singapore, I returned back to Istanbul with my wife. Before moving to our next destination, we enjoyed spring and summer in Istanbul and Budapest. As we love travelling, we did our best to explore new cities and countries.
My travel summary 2010
Here is the list which also provides links to my travel pages of these destinations:
26 APR - 08 MAY 2010 BUDAPEST (HUNGARY)
03 JUN - 08 JUN 2010 BAHRAIN (BAHRAIN)
17 AUG - 26 AUG 2010 BUDAPEST (HUNGARY)
19 AUG - 23 AUG 2010 PRAGUE (CZECH REPUBLIC)
My travel summary 2011
In February 2011, we relocated to ÇORLU (TEKIRDAG) in order to be close to my new assignment in Çerkezköy. We were just 100 km away from Istanbul and we had the chance to explore the European portion of Turkey. My assignment lasted about 1.5 years. I built up my Çorlu page and due to limited options for things to do, I mainly focused on restaurant suggestions.
07 JAN - 18 JAN 2011 BUDAPEST (HUNGARY) + FORSTAU/VIENNA (AUSTRIA)
25 AUG - 05 SEP 2011 BUDAPEST (HUNGARY) + BRATISLAVA (SLOVAKIA)
22 SEP - 25 SEP 2011 IZMIR - EPHESUS (TURKEY)
28 OCT 2011 EDIRNE (TURKEY)
23 DEC - 25 DEC 2011 ANTALYA (TURKEY)
My travel summary 2012
As of September 2012, we moved back to Istanbul and it feels so good to be back home...
23 MAR - 25 MAR 2012 BURSA (TURKEY)
22 APR 2012 KIRKLARELI (TURKEY)
20 JUN - 04 JUL BUDAPEST (HUNGARY) + BARCELONA, MADRID, TOLEDO (SPAIN)
25 OCT - 31 OCT MUSCAT (OMAN)
New travel pages are ready !!!
I have decided to spend some more time on my VT pages and new pages are ready from my previous and recent trips. I uploaded some videos for making my pages even more interesting. I also created some personal albums to make my pages more colourful. Besides the albums, I will be uploading some new travelogues for my past trips in Europe. Enjoy them !!!
I have prepared my TURKEY page where you can easily access my pages about cities of Turkey.
My new pages of BARCELONA, MADRID and TOLEDO are ready !!! My MUSCAT page is coming up soon !!! My ISTANBUL and BUDAPEST pages are being regularly updated ...
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