The only national secular holiday in Turkey is the Day of Youth and Sports (May 19). After all, almost 66% of the Turkish nation consists of people under the age of 35. The high percentage of young people explains the recent tendency to return to the norms of Islam (a feature of Muslim civilization is that students support the tradition there). Speaking of Turkey in general, one cannot lose sight of the fact that, despite the separation of the Church from the state in 1928, here, unlike in Russia, you will not find atheists. Continue reading
Turkey is a country of ancient traditions and customs. A country of ancient cities filled with modern oriental flavor, old men in red frescoes, black-haired beauties in dresses made of beads and pearls, the smell of freshly baked bread rolls, oriental music and dancing are all Turkey. This country is attractive because it gives the most diverse opportunities for active recreation or relaxing, chic or low-budget, a large company or a romantic and secluded holiday. This country, which is open to guests all year round: in summer, holidays on the beaches of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, in winter, ski resorts, throughout the year – historical excursions, adventure tours, shopping. Continue reading
In this article I will try to answer questions about the resort Palandoken, which probably long ago excite the minds of our alpine skiing community. Is it worth going to Palandoken, what is this place, what is there for the tracks, and the most interesting thing: how are the tracks of Palandoken compared to the European tracks? As the story goes, I will try to answer these and many other questions about the Palandoken resort.
I will start from the beginning, more precisely from the moment when we began to choose where to jerk this winter. Considered Austria, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Turkey. Continue reading