İlker Uğur

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Top 25 Liveable Cities by Monocle

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My favourite magazine Monocle made their yearly list of 25 liveable cities once again and this time Munich became the most liveable city of the world according to Monocle rankings.

Munich was fourth in 2009 and second in 2008.

Here is the list of 25 cities in order:

25- Lisbon

24- Hamburg

23- Kyoto

22- Portland (New Entry)

21- Singapore

20- Auckland

19- Montreal

18- Oslo

17- Barcelona

16- Vancouver

15- Geneva

14- Fukuoka

13- Honolulu

12- Sydney

11- Berlin

10- Madrid

09- Melbourne

08- Vienna

07- Paris

06- Stockholm

05- Helsinki

04- Tokyo

03- Zurich

02- Copenhagen

01- Munich

Zurich was the most liveable city of the world last year and Copenhagen followed it. Istanbul is not in the list as there are many things to do in this huge city before applying for a place in the top 25.

Source: Monocle

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June 23, 2010 at 11:43 am

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If you need inspiration

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And of course if you are in Istanbul.

During a work day, not a weekend, preferably on a day of spring, go to Emirgan, sit down in a cafe close to Bosphorus.

Ask for some tea, some toast maybe. Read the daily papers, take a pen out and think about stuff that bothers you.

The solutions will come soon even not you will have some brilliant ideas. 1 hour before work will be some the greatest motivation you can get. But this place is very crowded during the weekends.

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May 13, 2010 at 9:28 am

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Alila Villas

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Hadahaa Island of the Maldives is the home of Alila Villas. One of the best holiday resorts you can get.

There are 50 villas on the island, 14 of which is located on the sea. There is island wide Wi-Fi connection on the island as well.


If i become rich man making money on the net, i will buy one of these villas and live there.


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October 25, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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Dream Destination #1

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Trento – Italy


-Historical, Nature, Lake Garda,

-Best place to live in Italy, selected in a survey

-Free Wi-Fi in city center.

-Vineyards close by.

-Microsoft recently opened a research lab in Trento. Purely for inspirational reasons.


Tips and ideas are from Monocle July-August 2009

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July 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm

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Earth TV

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My favourite channel is Earth.Tv. It allows me to see all the cool cities of the world live whenever i want in high definition.

Show Plus in Turkey has the rights to that feed and it only broadcasts on Digiturk platform.

Here you can see a view from my home city Izmir that i miss really much from time to time.

These cameras are controlled from Germany by the way. 



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May 15, 2009 at 7:43 am

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Samoa’s Big Problem

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As you can see Samoa looks pretty cool. South of Equator between New Zealand and Hawai. 180.000 people live there and earn 6000 average per month.

The countries biggest issue these days was the money spent on healthcare. The lack of hi-tech health facilities made Samoa government pay more than 3 million dollars to operations in New Zealand and Australia.

Some more facts about Samoa;

-They gained independence from New Zealand in 1962. 

-It is administrated by constitutional monarchy. 

-Coconut is the main import of the country. 2/3 of the labour works in agriculture. 

-The main sport in the country is rugby followed by Samoan cricket.

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May 2, 2009 at 5:05 pm

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