Sores Dogan : A Glacial Opportunity

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Back home in Alaska, while working for Glacier Park Resort, the opportunity for some informal guiding appeared and Berkley jumped at the chance. She found herself on the ice, and not long after, working for NOVA Riverrunners, a river rafting and adventure company. Her educational background gave her the confidence to become more involved and to show visitors her glacier.
“Being on the glacier is like another world,” said Berkley, who has guided families and even seniors past crevices, moulins (large vertical holes in the ice) and ice lakes. Teenagers with their “I’m too cool for this” attitude are Berkley’s favorites.

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Sores Dogan : Mount Nemrut

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Turkey’s culture and history, including sites like Mount Nemrut, is what makes the country so attractive today.
Hip, cultural Istanbul is where many travellers start their voyages of discovery. Like New York isn’t America, Istanbul isn’t really Turkey, but a state in it’s own right. Unlike New York, Istanbul has 3,000 years of civilisation to inspire herself with. On the same latitude as Rome (and also built on seven hills), this was the perfect capital for the Emperor Constantine to establish the Eastern Roman empire from, just when old Rome was tearing itself to pieces.

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Sores Dogan : Getting Visum in Turkey

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Getting a visum in Turkey at the airport and why you need a visum

With the countless things to see and do in turkey most people are opting to tour the country. The country boasts of perfect beaches and ancient ruins of its coast to the pulse of its cosmopolitan cities. Visitors can lose themselves in the magic of a historic palace before enjoying a world class meal, or swim amidst roman ruins before continuing their journey in the comfort of a state of the art yacht. Turkey has vital history on Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Therefore, with this entire beautiful place in turkey visitors who want to tour the country have only one concern, how to get a visa.

You can buy a visum online or at your point of entry. This means that you get even buy a visum at the airport. So, how what do I need to get a visum in turkey at the airport? Getting a visum in turkey at the airport can be relatively simple or complicated at the same time. Nationals of some countries are allowed to buy their visums upon arrival while other are not allowed. Therefore, if you are a national of the allowed countries you can find the visum sales point at the left hand side of the border control gate. The countries whose nationalities can acquire visa at the airport include Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States.

The only thing you will do to acquire a visum at the airport if you are a national this country is to part with a small fee at the visa counter located just before the passport control area inside the arrival halls. The amount paid varies according to your nationality and is determined by what your country charges the Turkish nationals to enter your country. Remember to consult a travel agent in your country before you travel so what he can update you on the charges, as they frequently change. Don’t forget to bring the exact amount of money in Euros, Dollars or Pound Sterling. Traveler’s cheques, Turkish lira or credit cards are not accepted. In addition, if you are travelling with your children then you will have to pay the same amount for each one of them. It is important to note that the amount paid for a visa at the airport is much less than if you paid it in advance.

So, why do you need a visum? A visum carries great importance to both the host country and the traveler. Queuing for the border control without a visum will be a loss of time, not mention the shame of being refused to enter the country in front of the others. A visum will save you from all this embarrassments. The Turkish government will also need a visum for immigration control. Because of concerns like terrorism, overpopulation and economic, it is important for the country to monitor who enters their country. A visum will also act as identity verification; during the visa application process the host country has the time to verify your identity. It will help them know whether you have a criminal record and your medical background.

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Sores Dogan View of Turkish Temple

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Hagia Sophia, also known as The Blue Mosque. In Istanbul

Turkey is a uniquely situated country having one foot in Europe but at the same time being the passage way into Central Asia and the Middle East. Turkey has been the bridge between the all three areas therefore giving it a crucial geostrategic standing and gaining attention from big powers. “For the last half century, Turkey’s geopolitical outlook has been shaped by its military alliance with the West” (Wilkens 3).

photographs of plovers.

This shot was taken as the fading rays of the setting sun broke through an overcast sky in Sandy Point State Reservation last July. It won’t be too long from now that the shorebird numbers will start increasing with the spring migration, and I hope to get out there to photograph them. Plum Island (which contains both the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Sandy Point State Reservation) gets red knots passing through each year — and it’s my goal to photograph one in their