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Moto 360: The best smartwatch that you can buy!

moto-360
I love the way technology becomes a part of our everyday life. Smart-watches is the latest trend in that direction. Currently it’s just a complementary for your smartphone, in the future maybe a replacement.

There are still so many people out there asking themselves the following question ‘why do I need a smart-watch?’. Well from my point of view; as a man, I believe a watch is the only jewelry that I may always wear. Receiving the notifications on the wrist is a good idea and I don’t want to wear any other additional band for fitness or activity tracking. That’s why I need to have a good looking smart-watch which is capable to show the notifications and track the all-day activities.

This is exactly what Moto 360 is! It is a magnificent piece of jewelry for man. You really can not compare it with any other smart-watch on the market. It is simply the best.

I already had no doubt when I saw the photos and the hands-on videos. I saw the pre-order in Amazon and ordered with 1-click. The first moment I opened the box, I was like ‘Wow! This is a gorgeous gadget’.

So it fulfills the most important task: being very good looking! The rest is all about time keeping! I briefly summarize the pros and cons below.

Pros:

+ design: It is a simple impressive design with round form factor
+ quality: Each piece including the box, cradle, charger, arm band, watch are rich in quality
+ light weight: It is surprisingly light
+ fast wireless charging: It charges with any wireless inductive charger really really fast
+ charging cradle: The charging cradle is pretty solid and the watch turns into an amazing table watch
+ display: Good quality IPS display enables you to see everything even under bright sunshine
+ heart beat monitor: Not only measuring your heart beat on demand but in intervals for monitoring your daily activity profile
+ wonderful watch faces: Standard watch-faces are simple and elegant.
+ moto connect app: Enables you to customize the watch faces and see the battery level using your smartphone
+ android integration: Android wear is getting better each day, the customization of app notifications is great!
+ step counter: Pretty accurate
+ accelerometer: It’s not sooooo sensitive and precise enough, which means that the screen only turns on whenever you really want to check the time.

Cons:

– battery life: It would definitely be better if it could last longer.. Full charge lasts 24 hours when ambient mode is off and with an average of 2 interactions per hour. Remember that the heart beat monitor keeps track almost every 5 mins.
– android wear interface: I believe Google has to work on a more intuitive interface design then they will be unbeatable. OK Google! is good enough but still looks and sounds weird in public. A favorite gesture would be great to start a special app or measuring your current heart beat rate.
– ppi: It would be great if the pixel per inc values would be a little higher especially if you’re used to UHD screens.

Conclusion: If you want to buy a smart-watch here it is, it looks good even if its out of battery!

Some Tips for Bodrum

Here you will find some tips for Bodrum!

Bodrum Trip – Interactive Google Maps with Tips
Created on Aug 12, 2011 · By Aydin Can

Bodrum Kalesi
So this is the most focus landmark in Bodrum, as the name refers it’s the Bodrum castle, it was built in 1402 today used as the Underwater Archaeology Museum. You may also check the summer program, sometimes there are concerts, dance shows, etc. For more information, opening hours and fees: http://bit.ly/pKzIGR

Entrance to Barlar Sokağı
Barlar Sokağı = Street of Bars 🙂 here you can walk the 2km long, the most famous street of Bodrum, where you can find shops, local and international restaurants and clubs, discos and bars.

Halikarnas Disco
This is one of the most famous discotheque of Bodrum, everynight has a different subject such as ladies nights, foam party night, all you can drink etc.

Antique Amphitheatre
I guess the name say it all. You should check and inform yourself about the summer program as well as attend to a show or concert here.

Dedeman Aquapark
If you love water-slides and tide pools than it’s the best place in Bodrum to have fun for opening hours and the fees check this link: http://bit.ly/rhXCvN

Yalıkavak Marina
One of the newest structures in Yalıkavak, it’s a very nice environment with little interesting shops, a supermarket and good restaurants. You don’t need to have a yacht to enter but the yachts you see may make want one. 🙂 In Port Marina Yalıkavak, you can attend concerts as well.

Windmills and Yalıkavak Scene
One of the best spots to stop and take some photos with the Yalıkavak View behind, you will also find three windmills which are the symbols of Yalıkavak here.

Windmill
Here you will find a nice windmill, they are the symbols of Yalıkavak, you will even see it in the logos of the district. This windmill is privately owned and changed in to a little souvenirs shop.

Kavaklı Köfteci
Here you will find one of the nicest restaurants of the town, where you can enjoy specially prepared meatballs with a delicious bread and ayran (special Turkish jogurt drink), the restaurant also has a website but just in Turkish language http://bit.ly/nkYfL2

Viyana için öneriler | Tips for Vienna

Eğer Viyana’da ne yapılır bilmiyorsanız, hazırladığım interaktif haritalara bir göz atabilirsiniz.
If you don’t know what to do in Vienna, take a look at my interactive map with tips for various places of the city.

Vienna Trip – Interactive Google Maps with Tips
Created on Oct 4 · By Aydin Can

Bettelstudent
Türkçe – Geleneksel bir Avusturya lokantası, ünlü Wienerschnitzel’i (yani ‘vom Kalb’ derler, Türkçesi dana demek) buraya yiyebilirsiniz. Güzel biralarıda mevcut! Bir hususa dikkat etmekte fayda var, Avusturya’da Wienerschnitzel’in yanında ketçap ya da mayonez istemek biraz kabalık sayılıyor. Açılış Kapanış Saatleri, Telefon ve Fiyatlar için http://www.bettelstudent.at/
English – Traditional Austrian Restaurant, you can enjoy the traditional Wienerschnitzel (which is ‘vom Kalb’ means from calf. They also offer good beer here! One thing to notice, it’s kind of unpolite to ask for ketchup or mayonaise as a side for Wienerschnitzel. 🙂 For opening hours, contact info and prices visit http://www.bettelstudent.at/

Glacis Beisl
Türkçe – Gulaş canınız çekerse o zaman buraya gidin. Glacis Beisl, geniş alan demek tarihi bir anlam taşıyor. Güzel bir şarap eşliğinde Gulaş’ın tadını çıkarın derim, küçük porsiyon ile yetinmeyeceksiniz. Buraya giderken MuseumQuartier’in içine girip yukarıya doğru çıkan merdivenleri arka sokağa çıkana kadar izleyin. Daha fazla bilgi için http://www.glacisbeisl.at/
English – A perfect place to eat Gulasch and enjoy some wine. Go a head follow the stairs up in the MuseumsQuartier and find yourself on the street behind it. I am sure the small plate of Gulash will not be enough. For more information follow http://www.glacisbeisl.at/

Mraz und Sohn ★★★
Türkçe – Burası ilginç bir restoran, çok sınırlı sayıda masası olan, içerisinde göreceğiniz her parçanın özel bir dizayna sahip olduğu ve özel bir dizayn ile yerleştirildiğini hemen farkedeceksiniz. Restoranın sahibi, yemekleri yapıyor, hergün menüleri eliyle yazıyor. Kesinlikle özel hissedeceğiniz bir mekan. Önceden rezervasyon yaptırmayı sakın unutmayın. Restoranda sayısız şarap ve peynir çeşitleri bulunuyor. Damak tadınız sorulur ona göre servis ediliyor. Ancak güzel bir akşam geçirmek için 150-250 euroyu gözden çıkarmalısınız.
English – very interesting restaurant with limited amount of seats, well design and careful handwork. The owner of the restaurant is cooking for you and writing the menü every single day by hand. You will feel different for sure. The restaurant has many different choices for cheese and wine, you will be served according to your taste. Mind that you give 150-250 euros for this unique expierence.

Palmenhaus
Türkçe – Botanik bahçesinin içinde, upuzun palmiye agaçlarıyla çevrili bir şekilde taze deniz ürünleri tadmak isterseniz o zaman buraya uğralamalısınız. Burggarten (saraybahçesi) içerisinde Schmetterlinghaus’un (kelebek evi) yanında yer alan bu restoran gidilmeye değer. Dahası için http://www.palmenhaus.at/
English – If you wish to enjoy some fresh seafood while surrounded by the palm trees in Wien, here is the address that you should visit. It’s located in the Burggarten next to the Schmetterlinghaus. Awesometastic. For more information http://www.palmenhaus.at/

Mozart Cafe
Türkçe – Bir fincan Türk kahvesi yanında lokum ve su, belki bir de geleneksel Avusturya tatlısı (bence Mozarttorte ya da Sacher) yemeyi kim istemez? O zaman doğru adres burası.. Daha fazlası http://www.cafe-mozart.at/
English – Would you like to have some Turkish cafe served with a Lokum and some water, maybe also a desert (such as Mozarttorte or Sacher) from Austria. Here is the right address for you.. For more http://www.cafe-mozart.at/

Cafe Restaurant Landtmann
Türkçe – Saray tiyatrosunun yanında belediye sarayının tam karşısında ki bu Cafe Viyana’nın en ünlü cafelerinden.. gidin görün bir çay kahve içip elmalı turta tadın (apfelkuchen)! Dahası http://www.landtmann.at/
English – Right next to the Burgtheater, opposite of the Rathaus, you will see the famous Cafe Landtmann of Vienna. Go there drink coffee or tea and taste the Applecake (apfelkuchen). More http://www.landtmann.at/

Motto am Fluss
Türkçe – Hava güzel ve güneşliyse, Tuna nehrinin kenarında güzel bir hamburger yiyerek zaman geçirmek için seçilebilecek en güzel yer! Motto Burger’i deneyin derim ama Medium olsun.. Web sitesi http://www.motto.at/mottoamfluss/
English – If the weather is nice and sunny, the best place to spend sometime while enjoying a hamburger next to the Danube is this place! Try ‘Medium’ grilled Motto Burger. Web address http://www.motto.at/mottoamfluss/

Beachbar Herrmann
Türkçe – Akşam üstü bir kaç kokteyl içip rahatlamak isterseniz buraya gelebilirsiniz, Mojito’yu deneyebilirsiniz ama size tavsiyem yeşil limonlu 8cl cin tonik..
English – Visit here to relax in the evening while enjoying some cocktails.. You may try the Mojito but my suggestion is 8cl gin tonic with limejuice..

Club Flex
Türkçe – Her akşam farklı tarzda müziklerin çalındığı Club Flex, gece dışarı çıkmak isteyenler için birebir..
English – Club Flex offers various kinds of Music every night.. It’s definitely a good choice to go out at night..

Wein & Co.
Türkçe – Eğer şarap içmek isterseniz ve farklı bir deneyim yaşamak isterseniz, o zaman burası iyi bir alternatif. Wein & Co. raflarda dizili şaraplardan istediğiniz seçin daha sonra satın alıp restoran ya da bar kısmına yönelin. Yemek menüleri çok geniş değil ancak şarabınızın yanında aperatifler bulabileceksiniz. Viyana’da bir çok sayıda Wein & Co. var ben buradaydım ama diğerlerini siz keşfedebilirsiniz.
English – If you wish to drink wine and have different wine drinking experience than Wein & Co. is a good address to stop by. Get your wine from the wine shelves and go directly to the restaurant or to the bar parts. You can enjoy your wine with different side dishes there. Wein & Co. has many more locations in Vienna, it’s up to you to explore them. Enjoy.

Tips for Istanbul

If you don’t know what to do in Istanbul, take a look at my interactive map with tips for various places of Istanbul.

İstanbul Trip – Interactive Google Maps with Tips
Created on Oct 6, 2010 · By Aydin Can

Breakfast @ Bosphorus
Here is a nice restaurant called Sütiş, the opportunity to have a wonderful breakfast. I suggest you to eat “Karışık Menemen”.

Walk 4 FSM @ Bosphorus
FSM, Fatih Sultan Mehmet stands for the name of the 2nd bosphorus bridge in town. Here after your breakfast I advice you to have a walk and watch the beautiful FSM bridge.

Breakfast @ Ortaköy
Here in Ortaköy you will find wonderful cafes, restaurants to stay, chill, eat and enjoy. With the beautiful sea view enriched by the Ortaköy Mosque at the side. Take some photos with the Bosphorus Bridge and Ortaköy Mosque in the background. Magically all photos seems really nice at this location.

Bosphorus Boat Tour
Here is the location where you can take a Bosphorus Boat Tour, it is a nice 1-hour trip the boat goes till FSM bridge and returns back. Costs approximately 5€ per person. However there is no guidance, so you should take your Istanbul Guide with you.

Night Life in İstanbul is cool
I strongly advice you to go to Reina, it’s a very nice night club. In top 3 locations for night life. Remind the dresscode, so take care of your outfit and shoes.

Dolmabahçe Place – a must see
Here you will find Dolmabahçe Place, the largest place in Turkey, very nice place to see and witness the close history. Here you will find scenes from Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s (founder of the modern republic of Turkey) life.
Dolmabahçe place also has the biggest chandelier in Europe. The entrance costs around 10€ per person and has a english guided tour included.

Smoking Waterpipe?
Another Turkish tradition finds itself a new identity here in Tophane. The district where you will find many Nargile (waterpipe) Houses. I don’t advice you to try Alibaba VIP, try somewhere else.

Sakıp Sabancı Museum
There is a nice museum with different exhibitions. Here is the website to check what’s up? If you like the exhibition give it a try. http://muze.sabanciuniv.edu/main/default.php?bytLanguageID=2

İstinye Park Shopping Mall
The biggest shopping mall in Europe. Very nice place if you like shopping you will love İstinyePark. While you are visiting, go upstairs to find GoMongo a mongolian restaurant and try the mongolian barbeque. For lunch or dinner.

İstanbul Modern Art Museum
Great! a-must-see Check the web to get more information, here is the link: http://www.istanbulmodern.org/en/f_index.html

Taksim Square
I advice you to go to roof of Marmara Hotel and enjoy the view. You can also go to Kitchenette restaurant for a lunch, its right under the Marmara Hotel. Remember to take a walk through the İstiklal Street.

Istiklal Street
This is the beginning of the street, a nice location to see people, shops, restaurants, cafes, churchs, mosques and sinogogs. You will see the historic tram of Taksim here get it for a short trip. Follow this street till the end where you will find the Fanicular (first metro of Europe) and remember that you should take it.

Fanicular (first metro of Europe)
So this is the first Metro of Europe. Take it to go to Galata Tower.

Galata Tower
Istanbul from top, take this opportunity and visit Galata Tower it’s a-must-see. Costs about 5€ per person to take the elevator. You can also spent an evening here. Between 20-24 there are shows in the restaurant on top.

Galata Bridge
You can take a walk to see the fisherman fishing and the Golden Horn. (Haliç)

Take the Tram
Here you can take the tram to the direction Zeytinburnu in order to reach Sultanahmet, place where you will find the mosques and the basilica cistern. One way costs 50cents per person.

Hagia Sofia Mosque
Here is the famous Hagia Sofia Mosque Museum, one person costs 10€ for a visit.

Remember the mosque is open for visit until 16:00.

Sultanahmet Mosque
Here is the Sultanahmet Mosque, entrance is free, remember that it’s a must-see location. I believe you will like it.

Basilica Cistern
Here is a interesting location to see, a visit costs 5€ per person. Very nice location, you can see statues of Medusa at the end of your tour inside.

The Grand Bazaar
I haven’t seen any other indoor bazaar like this one before. You can find really nice local jewellery, leather, carpets and any other products here. The prices are relatively acceptable but in any case worth to bargain.

Rumeli Hisarı and Museum
Here you can find the ruins of a castle. It’s very nice to watch the bosbhorus from here. There is museum located inside the walls. I haven’t been there but heard that it’s very nice.

Fish 4 Dinner?
If you want to eat some fish for dinner. You can try the “Babalık” restaurant which is located right at this spot. Remember to talk to them in advance and agree on the price of the fish that you’d like to eat and tell them that you deny paying service and kuver. 🙂 Right in front of the restaurant under the triangular roof a fish market is located. So you can see the prices and types of fishes in advance. Rakı & Barbun is a good choice!

Leb-i Derya Bar Resturant
On this street there is a very nice Bar Restaurant called Leb-i Derya where you can have a nice dinner, enjoying the great view. I strongly recommend you to go there. Reserving a table in advance would be really good. http://www.lebiderya.com/lebiderya/eng/ana1.html

Topkapi Palace
a-must-see words are not enough 🙂

Sirkeci Railway Station
This is the railway station on the European side of İstanbul.

Haydarpasa Railway Station
This is an old very nice trainstation on the Asian side of İstanbul. You can watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-ngh-9eeMo

Bağdat Caddesi
so called Bağdat Street is a very long street with lots of street side shops, restaurants, cafes and many more. You can have nice walks here worth to see.

Anadolu Hisarı
This one looks like Rumeli Hisarı, ruins of a castle but a smaller version of it. Nice neighbourhood and nice place to see.

Çengelköy
This neighbourhood is very nice to see local tea houses and fish restaurants. To come here you can simply take the boat from the opposite coast.

Bebek
A nice location to spend some time during the day, you can have a walk from Emirgan till Bebek than rest in one of the very elegant restaurants to regain energy. Around Bebek is one of the higher class parts of İstanbul, so price are a little higher too.

Islands
Nice place to see. There are old style horse cars in this area so you have a nice ride within the island.

Çamlıca TV Tower
To see the city from top, give it a try here in Çamlıca TV tower.

Kız Kulesi
a-must-see you can take boats to here from both sides of bosbhorus.

Anadolu Feneri
Here you can see the Marmara and the Black Sea, if you are lucky you may also see the ships coming from Black Sea to pass the Bosporus

Akdeniz Tatil Sitesi

Bodrum Yalıkavak’ın en KRAL tatil sitesidir…

Her sene çeşit atraksiyonlar yaşanabilir, beton asfaltı, begonvilleri, d
ört bir cihanın kıskandığı devasa havuzu, son derece turistik restoranları, eşsiz plajı ve iskelesi, mükemmel manzaraya sahip orijinal mağara barı, gün batımını ve yakamoz seyrine doyum olmadığı günbatları, köpeklerden kaçmak için kullanılan çocuk parkları ile dört dörtlük bir sitedir.

Akdeniz Tatil Sitesinde plajdan havuza çıkarken çekçek’i yakalamak ve geceleri çekçek içinde dönen muhabbetler, giriş kapısında demlenen sıcağı sıcağına içilen kaçak çaylar, çeşme ve çeşme kenarına araba çekip sabahlara kadar muhabbet etmek çok ünlüdür.

Tüm sene boyunca hayali kurulan her yazı iple çektiren sitedir.

Akdeniz Tatil Sitesinde akşam üstü bir bira içmek, Dünya’daki en büyük keyiftir.

Tavsiye edilir…

Hamburg’u gezmek

Madem Almanya’ya geliyorsunuz başka ülkelere gitmenize gerek yok. Hamburg’dan başlayacaksanız geziye o zaman mutlaka Hamburg’u gezin çok güzel yerler var.

Ben buradan size bir kaç öneri yazmaya çalışayım.

Hamburg Sanat Müzesinde çok güzel sergiler oluyor, gelmeden 1-2 hafta önce bakın http://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de/

Hamburg’a gelince zaten Rathaus (city hall) ve çevresini gezersiniz.

Rathaus’a 10-15 dakika yürüme mesafesinde St. Nicolas kilisesi var. Kilisenin kulesine çıkıp tüm şehri tepeden izleyebilirsiniz. Hamburg II. Dünya Savaşında bir gece boyu bombalanmış ve tüm şehir yanmış o gece 50000den fazla insan hayatını kaybetmiş. Kilisenin içerisindeki müzeyi gezebilirsiniz, genelde herşey o konuya odaklanmış.

Hamburg Almanya’nın en büyük liman kenti olduğundan mutlaka tekneyle bir Elbe turu yapmalısınız.

Şehrin içinde bir bölüm var, HafenCity (liman kenti) diye geçiyor oraları gezin, kırmızı tuğladan yapılmış bir sürü bina kanallarla ayrılmış. Aynı bölgeye Emporio diye bir bina var, zaten göreceksiniz en yüksek bina, tepesine Fazıl Say çıkıp piyano çalmıştır. 🙂

Eğer model trenler ilginizi çekerse, kesinlikle Miniatur Wunderland’a gidin, süper! Bir sürü Avrupa ülkesinin model model uygulamaları var. 5-10 euro bir giriş ücreti vardır, görmeye değer. Hemen Miniatur Wunderland’ın yanında çok ünlü bir cafe var, ilginç bir ortamı vardır, her yerde kahve çuvalları falan var, kahveleri direk orada öğütüyorlar. Değişik bir hikayesi vardı, ben şimdi unuttum ama siz gidince öğrenip, hafızamı tazelersiniz.

Şehrin içerisinde savaş zamanından kalmış Bunker’lar (uçaksavar) var ben ilk gördüğümde tüylerim diken diken olmuştu. Gidip onların içerisini gezebilirsiniz.

Hamburg’un ünlü redlight bölgesinin adı Reeperbahn oraya gidip görebilirsiniz bir gece, ama bazı hikayeler duydum, yanınıza kadınlar oturursa içki ısmarlamayın, 100er 200er giydiriyorlarmış.

Gece hayatının en canlı olduğu yerinin adı ‘Schanzenviertel’ orada eğlenebileceğiniz güzel barlar, diskolar var. Size tavsiyem ‘die herren simpel’ diye bir bar var, cuma ya da ctesi günü oraya gidip mutlaka ‘Mojito’ içmeniz!

Bir kaç tane restoran önerebilirim. Güzel bir brezilya restoranı biliyorum adı ‘panthera rodizio’ orada 35euroya falan sınırsız menüler var. Sınırsız ve lezzetli Et yemek isterseniz, mutlaka uğrayın ama rezervasyon yaptırmadan gitmeyin, yer bulunmuyor. Restoran’ın havasıda çok hoşunuza gidecek. Rathaus’un orda bir ortadoğu lokantası vardı benim gittiğim, çok güzel yemekleri vardı ama biraz tuzluydu. Gidince civardaki insanlara sorarsanız gösteriler eminim ki. Birde Rathaus’un oralarda yine çok ünlü bir cafe var, rathaus’u karşınıza alıp, sağ taraftaki sokağa doğru yürüdüğünüz de göreceksiniz. Böyle mansende gibi bir yer.

Ben şehri gezdim gezdim ama bitiremedim malesef.

Yine Hamburg’dan aklıma gelenler oldukça yazarım.

Farmer’s Omlette

Hayatımda yediğim en lezzetli omletlerden biriydi. Hollanda’da yedim Haarlem şehrinde, meydana yakın bir café restaurant’da adıda şey, Fortuyn. İngilizce’deki Fortune gibi okunuyor, ama anlamları aynı değil. Ben de bilmiyorum ama 🙂 bilen varsa bir zahmet yazarsa seviniriz.

Her neyse işte ilk lokmayı bi aldım off dedim ya süper lezzetli olmuş ustanın ellerine sağlık. Püf noktası üzerine konulan eski Hollanda peyniri olsa gerek diye düşünüyorum, gerçi yapılış tarzıda farklıdır sanırım.

Eğer yolunuz düşerse uğrayın sizde tadına bir bakın derim. İşte burası http://www.grandcafefortuyn.nl/