New Zealand Travel

What are the impressive features of New Zealand?

New zealand north island photoThere are a lot of things that impressed me in New Zealand. The first one is visa. You have to struggle for getting visa. One of the countries that hardly gives visa is New Zealand. You  have to fill in forms consisting of approximately 20 pages.

After arriving in there, you will understand that it is a beautiful country. It is preserved and it dıdnt have any differences till now. I was impressed by its nature,ıt has an unbelievable nature. It is a gren country and there aren’t any wild animals there. There are no wolves and no foxes, bears, snakes that may kill sheep. There is only an insect breed. There is a bird breed called “kiwi”. In all big cities there are botanical gardens, you can see every kind of gren colors. Also you can understand how slow the life goes on here. You will feel as if you were in a different world. You will live away from the chaos of the life.

Also my sleeping order was affected in a bad way. There is 11-hour time difference and after 24-hour travel, you are complicated. You experience jetlag and you come to yourself in a few days.

What are the places that must be seen in New Zealand?

When you come to New Zealand, you will discover very beautiful cities. You can start with Okland. Okland is the biggest city of New Zealand like Istanbul. Apart from this, one of the places you should see is Sea Lions photo South Island New Zealand photoRotorova. You will see interesting points of Maori culture there. Also there are gaysers in Rotorova. It resembles Pamukkale. When w ego down of the city, there is Napiyer. The feature of Napiyer is that The sun firstly rises in Napiyer and  as it was rebuilty after 1931 earthquake, it is known as the capital of deko architect and there are very beautiful art deko buildings. Also Napiyer is known as one of the production line of New Zealand wine.

New Zealand is a country being formed of two islands – North Island and South Island. There is Wellington in the point where two islands gathered. Wellington is capital city of New Zealand. It is a very beautiful city, it is one of the cities that should be seen. One of the places that should be seen in South Island is Christ Chirch.

It is accepted as the most English city except England. If you g oto Dunedin, you will see a very beautiful nature and New Zealand is a very gren country. One of the cities where you can see this greenness is Dunedin. If you are interested in sports you can see Quins Mountain. If you select nature as the privileged option, you can visit the fiyorks in New Zealand because they are the most beautiful fiyorks exist in New Zealand.

How can we go to New Zealand?

You can only go to New Zealand by plane. It is the most distant country from Turkey. You have to use connecting flight. One of them ıs Dubai-Singapore line.

For example, when you fly by air lines, first of all use 4-hour flight to Dubai,then 7-hour Singapore. Then you will fly to Okland or you can fly Okland on Dubai by Amiarates Air Lines. Flight hours will exceed 25 hours.

If you g oto New Zealand on Australia, you can fly Okland,You can fly from Sydney to Okland by 3-hour flight. If you go by ship, it means this will be 2-day travel.

How can we make shopping in New Zealand?

You can find very beautiful souveniours in New Zealand, especially there are a lot of interesting souveniours in the shops of the museums. One of them is the shopping center of Maori Cultural Center in Rotaroa. For example, there are very beautiful souvenıours made of blue mussels. Also you can find nice work arts made of different materials.

As there are a lot of bovine  and ovine animals, you can find Works made of leather. For example, you can buy slippers made of leather. There are waist coats, jackets made of leather and also bags shaped of sheep and made of leather for children.

How is the climate in New Zealand?

New Zealand is in South hemisphere of the world so we live winter when it is summer in New Zealand. Therefore you can face a very good climate if you go there in December, January, February. New Zealand is a windy country.

Also New Zealand isn’t very hot as it is closer to South hemisphere of the world than Australia. For example, if you go there in December, it is summer time for New Zealand. Temperature will be approximately 20 degree. Therefore you need to bring coat, jumper you will need them especially at nights. When you go there in summer, everwhere will be green because New Zealand if one of the most green countries of the world. The nice one is that you go to a country where it is lived summer while you live winter in your country.

What can we eat in New Zealand?

New Zealand is an Island country and it is surrounded by water and you should taste sea food. There are ocean fish. Sea food such as lobsters, prawns especially mussels is wonderful in New Zealand. Apart from this, New Zealand is one of the countries which export the most amount of meat. In nearly all of the restaurants New Zealand meat is sold. Also there is a famous food called Wellington Beaf. If you like mutton, mutton is very delicious here as there a lot of sheep here. If you go to Okland, you can see Doner restaurants. There are Turkish restaurants.

You should remember one thing. Night life doesnt exceed late time. You can have a nıce night life in Okland and Wellington but other places are more comfortable and when you go to restaurants, you shouldn’t be late because they eat in early hours. Also service is very slow. New Zealand people are the ones who enjoy their lives to the full so you shouldn’t expect a fast service.

Rio de Janeiro Travel

Should we  go to Rio De Janeiro during the Rio Carnival?

In fact, going to Rio De Janeiro during the Carnival is a big difficulty and  calamity because I can watch this carnival on tv instead of living between one million tourists an done million Brazilian people. Certainly, one of the places and cities  that must be seen  before dying is Rio Carnival.

The carnival may not start on the same date in February but in February in 2008, after the 3-day final 234 where big show will be shown, in other words a lot of samba schools pass  in review their costumes called “kolso” and a lot of samba cars will be droven on this road, the last championship nominees will join this walking but I suggest you not to go to Rio De Janeiro, If you want to go there before dying and if you are there in February, then don’t miss going to carnival.

What are the places that must be certainly seen in Rio De Janeiro?

Arriving there after 14.5 hour-travel, 3 days arent enough to see Rio De Janeiro. You should at least 7 nights and 8 days, I think you should  get aroun not only Rio but also all the environment but how? First important 3 days involve getting around Rio and the days left involve getting around Iguasa Area and Iguasa Falls, Salvador, Bahiya Forteleza and Amazon forests.

One week is ideal for getting around Brazil comfortably but if we are in Brazil now, one of the places that must be certainly seen is Jesus Statue in Korkova Hill. It is 730 meters high and made of soapstone. The height of the statue that blesses the people and the tourists is a symbol.

There are a lot of places that must be seen not only in but also around Rio. One of them is Marakana, the most famous stadium. It was decided to be constructed for the forth World Cup and Brazil startet to come true this decision. In other words; Marakana Stadium where Uruguay beat Brazil as 2-1 in Final match started to be constructed but it couldnt be finished while the final match finished with a big sadness because Uruguay beat Brazil as a result of  2-1 score.

There are also a national history museum  and anational library here. The library especially displays the most important and original one of the bibles written till now. Also there are places that must be visited apart from Rio. There is especially the longest river of the World (it is 2,7 kilometers long) in Argentina. The places that seperate Paraguay and Rio are Amazon Forests.

There are 186 millions of people in Amazon forests in Salvado Bahiya border in west of Rio De Janeiro Because of this population, the forest consists of 60 percent of this population. Amazon forests… If you can save yourself from these forests, you can arrive in the most beautiful beach “Salvador de Bahiya”. Because Rio is a touristic place but yet it hasnt got a touristic flavour, it has stil has a plain life style. I think Brazil is one of the most beautiful places where need to be lived with Salvador de Bahiya with its the most beautiful beach of Brazil.

Is Rio De Janeiro an expensive city?

If you ask this question to us, Turkish people; it is not because today 100 dollars refers to 214 riyals. Riyal in Portugese means currency and we can do a lot of things with this Money. For example we can eat your fill for 1 week. It is not a lie, because while we pay 10 Turkish Liras for a menu in McDonalds in Turkey, we pay 5 Turkish Liras for the same menu in Brazil, It means that our one-day McDonalds menu in Turkey refers to 2-day menu in Brazil. If you want to stay in a five-star hotel in Copacabana beach, accommodation in city is expensive. It costs between 100 and 300 dollars for one night but if you prefer staying in a 4-star hotel, you pay between 30 and 50 dollars  for a night. Also you can walk to Copacabana beach in ten minutes.

In the point of shopping, there is bargaining possibility in every time and everywhere. There is a bazaar which is open between 20.00 and 00.00 on Copacabana beach. You can drive a hard bargain but when you go to a shop there is no possility for bargaining, you have to pay what the product costs. If you want to buy a special thing, I suggest you to buy the paintings made by Brazilian street  painters.

What kind of food culture does Rio De Janeiro have?

Perhaps one of the unique countries where you can eat with your raki is this city because there is a food culture called “Çulaskarya”. Its name is foreign but when I explain it, you will understand how domestic it is. The meat taken from the most beautiful animals is put on your table. Think about big spits. 25 different parts of the animal are taken and ranged on these spits and they are barbecued on charcoal grill.The waiters services these spits. There are a red and a green signal. When you select the gren signal,you can eat meat as much as possible. If you select red one,it means “I am full, I cant eat more”.

Compare the price of the meat in Turkey with Rio‘s meat price. One of the most important features of the Turkish’ palatal delight is fish. There are such restaurants that you can eat “Çulaskarya” -based barbecued fish. You can eat every kind of fish how much you want for only 30 dollars. You can come to Rio for only eating..

How can we go to Rio De Janeiro ?

Initially, marine transportation was used to go Rio De Janeiro and you can go there by marine transportation now but people prefer coming here by plane instead of arriving here after 2030 days by marine transportation. There isnt direct plane to Brazil but there are time tables for Brazil in Europe. I have good news; there will be direct planet o Brazil in Turkish Air Lines. Now the best airport is Airfrance. You can go directly to Rio De Janeiro Paris by connecting flight from İstanbul. There are two timetables for Brazil. You arrive here first of all from Istanbul to Paris in 3,5 hours and then from Paris to Rio De Janerio in 11 hours. It means that it is possible to  arrive Rio De Janeiro in 14,5 hours.

Apart from Airfrance, there are another airports such as Alitarya, Riberya and Riftanza but these airlines arrive directly not Rio but another cities of Brazil and then use connection. Therefore Airfrance is the best airline. Visa for Brazil isnt necessary because most of the countries want visa from Turkish and this is a difficult thing. Thanks to our good relationship with South America we don’t have to have visa for Brazil. You can come here whenever you want.

What kind of problems can we face in Rio De Janerio?

Whenever you go,it is possible to face pick pocketing evetns. This event is experienced by tourists in not only Turkey and İstanbul but also all the World especially in Rio. Rio and Rio government found a alternative for this unfortunate event especially for Copacabana beach. There is a big bidonville and Rio government support these people in this bidonville and they don’t use pick pocketing very much. I suggest you not to wear expensive jewelleries when you go out in Rio. We, Turkish People, love wearing such things and face these pickpocketing events more. Crime rate isnt high but you should be careful.

In which months can we go to Rio De Janerio?

In fact, seasons  are very variable in the World. If you go to South America, you should think when you should go there because in winter, you can prefer sunbathing in Kopakopana beach instead of being frozen in Turkey. It means we had beter go to Rio De Janeiro in winter. We can stay in  Rio De Janeiro from November to April and sunbath in Copacabana beach. We must bring summer dresses while going there. You have to return in April because hurricanes start. Hurricane and rain season end up in October. Although it is sunny  and hot in Rio, we should live our summer season in Turkey.

New York Travel

What are the places that should be visited certainly in New York?

After arriving in New York, we must prepare a plan so that we can know where to go and how to go. If we travel with a tour agency, it is ok but if you don’t, this is very important. Certainly,  we could suggest you to  visit Twin Towers before it wasn’t destroyed but now it is gone for ever.

Therefore, one of the most important places that should be seen is the Empire State Building. This is an important building;it is a 442 high, 102-storied building consisting of 1576 stairs. Its construction was finished in 1931, it is one of the places where you can see all New York City and it is one of the most beautiful places… There are some places you should see after all of these ones because there is the Statue of Liberty. This France’s present to America for 100. hundred reminder. After you go to New York, see the Empire State Building, you can arrive The Statue of Liberty by the most beautiful boats and vessels.

The Statue of Liberty is not only New York’s but also The World’s symbol. It is 93- meter high but we give you bad news. Because of terorism events, you cant arrive the stone point up the stairs but you can go up till bedplate. It is not compulsory but I suggest you to go there…

Why don’t we visit museums when we come to New York? We will visit Metropolitan Museum. Although it is stil a borrowing museum from The World History, it is a unique  museum.

Don’t return from New York without passing through the Central Park because only this park can jolly a place up.

When you come here, you should watch a musical. Then you can arrange a New York travel in a short time.

How is the transportation in New York?

One of the capital towns in the World is New York. New York is really a beautiful city despite its blasted towers… Then, what must we do when we want to come here? Directly, you can enjoy arriving in New York in 9-10 hours by buying a ticket from Turkish Airlines. Beside flying directly, there is a visa problem about entry permit. What kind of American visa problem is this? Until the 11 September Twin Towers scandal, Turkish people could get visa easily. Before this situation, America used to give lifelong visa permit. After this terorism events, there happened to be some problems with the frame of the rules. America started to give 10-year visa and it wasn’t easy to take visa because America gives visa if it accepts the person suitable according to the interview where they scan fingerprint and retina.

After getting the visa,there is only thing left to do!! – to go and get around America, New York. When you  go to  New York, it is useless to stay for 3-5 days because New York is a seperate world. 7 or 8 days can be  enough to get around New York.  If you want to be here  and get around more, 15 days can be suitable.

How is the climate in New York?

The world has 4 seasons; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter but New York has 2 seasons. Whatever happens, never go to New York in Winter. Skyscrapers are seperated as a blok. When you work between two bloks, you can find yourself not to walk as you are frozen. Therefore don’t go to New York in Winter…

In summer, in other words; in early spring you can feel the temperature  after April. In summer, unfortunately you can hardly walk because of the smoke of the cars, skyscrapers, taxis and their exhaust fumes and the high temperature of the air..

September, October and November are the best months to go to New York.

How is the food culture in New York?

The only city where you can eat 4 times big your meals  and there are a lot of different restaurants is New York. It is  impossible to forget the sausage sellers on the streets. Do you know know all these sausage sellers are Arabian Muslums? You can relax because they never use pork. They prepare shish kebabs by using veal, mutton and beef plus they sell chicken shish. You can eat these sausages tastefully. Isn’t it sensible to eat a sandwich for 2 dollars instead of going to restaurats? The biggest feature is that you can find all the world’s food culture in New York. Briefly, Turkish don’t suffer from food.

Do you miss Turkish meals? Dervish Restaurant waits for you on the 45. avenue, 7. street. Including  its delicious stuffed vegetables and borlotti beans in olive oil, wonderful Turkish food waits for you. Of course, you will eat some things in America but there is not a special food of America. The important one is to eat according to your palatal delight. Then you can go to New York to eat the most beautiful food of the World.