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SeatUp Turkey: Manufacturer and Exporter of Fine Bursa-Made Seating

The SeatUp Turkey factory at No. 106/1 Şentuna Sokak was tucked away in a nondescript metal building in an industrial area near Bursa’s Panayır neighborhood. A small sign on the metal front read “Koltuk Dünyası” (Seat World). My friend, Yus...
by The Best of Bursa on Dec 27, 2015

The Best of Bursa Turns 1; Welcomes Contributor

Happy birthday to The Best of Bursa! Around this time last year, The Best of Bursa launched with a handful of photos, some visiting information, zero readers, and the simple idea of making Bursa, Turkey better known to the English-speaking world thro...
by The Best of Bursa on Oct 29, 2015

Alesta’s Turkish Home Cooking

As my sisters and I sat around the table one recent day […] The post Alesta’s Turkish Home Cooking appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Aug 10, 2015

Furkey: Turkish Furniture Made in Bursa

“Welcome to Furkey,” my friend, Yusuf, gree […] The post Furkey: Turkish Furniture Made in Bursa appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Jun 9, 2015

Google will soon be all around us

  It seems that in five years almost everything except food will be produced in Google. This company owns the digital life of each of us, so it is not impossible that in the... The post Google will soon be all around us appeared firs...
by Foolocracy on Jun 5, 2015

JOBS OF THE FUTURE – These skills will be required in 2030

  Scientists have predicted that the 2030 job market offering is diverse and some new professions and interdisciplinary approach will be the basis for each of them. See what are the jobs of the... The post JOBS OF THE FUTURE –...
by Foolocracy on Jun 5, 2015

Incredible visions of a boy that confused even the greatest infidels in the “supernatural”

    When a four-year-old boy Ryan told his mom for the first time that already for months he feels that before this life he was someone else, she did not believe him. But... The post Incredible visions of a boy that confused eve...
by Foolocracy on May 20, 2015

SCANDALOUS – X Ray discovered a centuries-old fraud

  British scientists claim to have discovered a “scandal” of ancient Egypt. A X-Ray recording animal mummies, by the staff of the museum in Manchester and the University of Manchester, has shown that one... The post SCAND...
by Foolocracy on May 11, 2015

Haunted asylum in Auckland

  Kingseat psychiatric hospital in Auckland was opened in 1932 and worked until 1999. Since the time it was closed, several deaths were re-examined because of suspicion that these people have been abused and... The post Haunted asylu...
by Foolocracy on May 9, 2015

Heroin was once used as a cure and other “believe it or not” facts

  Believe it or not, these facts sound unbelievable, but are actually true!   Did you know that Bangladesh has bigger population than Russia and that heroin was once used as a medicine for... The post Heroin was once used as a c...
by Foolocracy on May 8, 2015

What were you in your past life reveals what awaits you in the future!

Some people think that we do not live only once and that before this, we had more lives that affected our future. Do you know what is reincarnation? It is a Chinese belief that... The post What were you in your past life reveals what awai...
by Foolocracy on May 4, 2015

BLACK INTERNET: Illegal drugs and weapons sold online!

  Dark Web or Darknet is a kind of black market. It is actually a private network of anonymous computers and servers on which people communicate anonymously through a software called Tor. Six people... The post BLACK INTERNET: Illega...
by Foolocracy on May 3, 2015

Process this quiz

Leviathan, from the North French Hebrew Miscellany (c. 1278). This sea monster symbolizes the watery chaos from which God created the world (Genesis 1.2). Process theology suggests this chaos (“the deep”) was not itself made by God out of...

A blog is born

Dear Readers,Even though I still have a few more posts in the pipeline here at Letters from Florence, I thought I'd mention that the new, Portland-based blog is up and taking those first few tentative lurches toward a full-on writerly stride, as soon...
by Letters from Florence on Jul 30, 2013

A burglary and a departure

Dear Readers,So Florence said to me, in that overdramatic way she has--you know, all Carmela Soprano after a bad manicure: "Get the f*** outta here, and pronto!" Or, perhaps like a cross between a miffed Mark Twain and an angry/drunk F. Scott Fitzger...
by Letters from Florence on Jul 22, 2013

The not-quite-last post

Dear Readers,As many of you know, very very soon I'm moving to Portland, OR. Time to begin a new chapter and all that.I've been so busy this past month planning the move and packing (and purging--my God! the purging!) that I haven't had time for the...
by Letters from Florence on Jun 9, 2013

I died and went to Naples

Dear Readers,Naples is a whore with a heart of gold.Frowsy and magnificent, enchanting and appalling, exuberant and guarded, demanding of attention and cautious of careful scrutiny--it's impossible not to be seduced by this sybaritic siren and let he...
by Letters from Florence on May 10, 2013

Mobile Miscellany: week of April 15th, 2013

If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought a possible arrival date of the Lumia 521 to T-Mobile, our best look yet at the Lumia 928 for Verizon and n...
by Pc Tech World on Apr 22, 2013

Tight apron strings or tight economy?

scene from Fellini's AmarcordDear Readers,According to a September 2012 article in the Guardian:Nearly one third of adult Italians (31%) live with their parents More than 60% of young adults (18-29 year-olds) live with their parents Am...
by Letters from Florence on Mar 22, 2013

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by Our Family Nest on Mar 19, 2013


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