Why don't we too? Complement our globe's neighbours like those puzzles we'd like to play when we were kids?
Honestly I used to dedicate thirty minutes of my time to stare at the world map on the wall. Each and everyday I slowly memorise the shapes and the borders of the countries. It is funny how those shapes are formed, just like pieces of a giant puzzle being placed along one another.
However, puzzles meant to complement each other, to be solved, not just to please one's eyes. Why don't we too? Complement our globe's neighbours like those puzzles we'd like to play when we were kids?
Travellers out there, I have not walked more miles, have not heard more languages, and have not shook more hands than most of you. And again, we are young at hearts, and brave in souls. We cross borders. To see beauty, to learn language, to reach fulfilment.
For me, the best thing I have learned as a solo traveler, beside than being fully responsible of yourself, is understanding. It is not how much you want others to understand what you say, but about how much you want to understand every single person you speak to, despite how foreign they are to you.
We are not that different after all, aren't we?
There is no language barriers if we listen more.
Maybe I am the luckiest person to have met great people and photographers in Istanbul. I have been brought to places and been introduced to ways that open my eyes. To explore the city with diverse minds brings out certain feeling I have never experienced before.
Perhaps, If we never listen, we could never understand, and life would be just a plain boring we and complaints.
My Portrait pictures are taken by Süleyman Alantug , Halide Ekşioğlu , and Hamditatar
Location: Galata Kulesi, Beyoğlu, Istiklal Caddesi, Port Eminönü.
Stripped Dress: Zara TRF, Jacket: Zara Boys, Boots: River Island