Hey there fellow hiker, Canberk here.
Thanks for visiting my site!
The first time I went on a hike with my friends, I was maybe 22 (I'm 27 now). I've been meditating regularly, and I think part of the reasons I was so hooked was being in the nature with my friends felt a lot like meditating.
It was the perfect escape from all the many distractions of "big city life". I still remember how clean air, silence and peace refreshed me that first time, and still does each and every time I go hiking.
In my first hike & camp, we were in the mountain Uludağ in Bursa, Turkey - which is my hometown and yes, I'm Turkish. I've been living in Istanbul for 10 years as of now (2019) though.
Check Uludağ out, I'm sure you'll love it (especially the Çobankaya region):
*My second hike & camp in the same place.
Since then, I've been hiking and camping on and off.
I've lastly been on a 5 day camping trip to the East of the Karadeniz region in Turkey:
Around this location.
My country Turkey isn't the only place I discover though, oh no. I must have been to 20-30 countries so far.
For example, in US (my main target country for this site is US, and hence most of my visitors are from US) I've been to Los Angeles, NYC, Miami, Boston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Providence - as well as many smaller cities such as Asheville, Greenville, Manchester etc...
Since traveling, hiking and camping are the things I love doing the most, another purpose of this site was to escape "6-6" life. Yes, including the commute and lunch break, it's 12 hours working a day here in Istanbul for white collars 🙃.
Thanks to this site and my visitors (you!), I managed to quit my job of 3+ years as an Aeronautical Engineer in September 2019.
Now I'm living on the ads I make from this site.
Not much, but still can pay for my needs and maybe a little luxury on top.
What else... What else...
Yeah, I'm also an avid weightlifter.
Anyways, I guess that's it.
I hope my site will be helpful for you. Always more than happy to know how I can improve this site.
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