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Travel Tips For Greece: Greece Survival Guide for Travelers

This year’s plan was to see as much of Greece as possible and the successful execution of the plan resulted in 10 days in Greece visiting 7 cities/villages, Kastanies, Orestiada, Alexandroupolis, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rethymno and Chania and all the way back, in chronological order. First thing first, Greece is an amazing country will all the sights to see, tasty meals and friendly people, but this article is strictly not about […]

Traditions and Superstitions: Commonalities Between Turkish and Russian Peoples

Russia and Turkey… Having only The Black Sea between their borders, these two countries have had to interact quite often throughout history and political, commercial, cultural and social relations between two countries are still ongoing to a great extent. Now, this article is meant to point out the similar aspects of Russian and Turkish traditions, as well as superstitions. Nonetheless, I believe it is going to give you a clearer […]

World's Best Ski Hotel 2014 - Candidates

More and more ski resorts are opened every year for the fans of skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports, and the sector keeps expanding every year as a result. Most people have a favorite ski resort thanks to the top-notch facilities or only because of the natural availability of the area for skiing. Some resorts offer various activities within their premises such as snowmobiling, sledding or ice-skating, which gets the […]

Most Spoken Languages In the World

“Language” is apparently the best and the most useful (but not the most important) means of communication among humans (and some other species, in different forms). A language can be defined as “the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication” [1]. This definition is significant in that a language doesn’t necessarily include talking, as in sign languages or non-verbal communication. As a matter of fact, human communication is […]

Top-5 Airlines in the World in 2014

Farnborough is a small town in southern England, somewhere to the west of London. Small as it is, this small town hosts an important event every two years, called the “Farnborough International Airshow”. Within the show, important names of the aviation world show up as well as the producers and around 1500 exhibitors to introduce their products. Some of the notable corporations presenting their products in the show are Amazon, […]

Top-5 Countries by Suicide Rates

Suicide is an action cursed by many, but also committed by many. The act of killing oneself is not welcome in any culture, although there may be exceptions. There are countries like Holland or Switzerland, though, where you may have a euthenasia legally, under certain conditions. NHS sources state that a general vulnerability to suicide, a disturbed mental health and problematic social or economic conditions are the commonest causes of […]

10 Cities for the Cheapest and the Most Expensive Hotels

Hotel management in the world generates an approximate revenue of $500 bn every year  [1] and I guess there’s almost no one who has never stayed at a hotel. When it comes to staying at a hotel, the primary concern is cleanliness, of course, followed by the room rates. The imminent fact is that you may lose a lot of money if you don’t know where to look. So it’s […]

10 Cities that Backpacking is the Most and the Least Expensive

Backpacking is a way of travelling preferred by many, especially among the youth, mostly due to the fact that it’s one of the cheapest ways of travelling. Wikipedia defines backpacking as follows: “… is a form of low-cost, independent international travel.” [1] But is it really cost-effective? From personal experience, I can say that it backpacking is not really demanding especially when combined with hitch-hiking. To be more precise, though, we […]

Reading Performance of Students: The World's Top-10

Around 84% of the world’s population knows how to read and write [1], which is not enough, of course, but still not that bad. However, being able to read and being able to thoroughly understand what we read should be considered entirely different things, in my humble opinion. Illinois State Board of Education, in their reading performance tests, identify the standards to be met in terms of reading performance as […]

The Most Militarized Countries in the World

Defense is undoubtedly an indispensable expense item for any state. Billions of dollars are spent every year to buy new weapons, establish new bases or cover the expenses of new recruits. Yet again, the term “defense” is just a euphemism serving to justify the violent acts of military-active states. Having this in mind, and before nationalistically boasting of our home country’s military power, it is a wise idea to have […]