We’re a few days away from our European adventure and our first stop is Vienna, Austria. The hallmark of the river cruise shore excursion is the walking tour, the kind where you follow a guide with a lollipop sign or umbrella as she rattles off details of a quaint city's history and culture, followed by limited free time for shopping or a quick drink in a local cafe. We will definitely stopping at a cafe for some Sachertorte! 🍰
Who run da world… girls?? Yesterday 19th November was International Men's Day. Except for some posts from western media no one else batted an eyelid. Radio & TV certainly didn’t mention, nothing appeared on my social media news feeds. Why? Because men are supposed to “be a man” about things, men have a long history of abusing women, we live in a patriarchal society… etc etc etc. Men seem to be baking the cake, owning the cake and eating the cake while women seem to having a pretty bad time overall. Women get no cake, sin.
The two dudes outside this window are almost balancing on a tightrope 40 feet in air to earn their daily wage. They earn around USD 15 for a days work, which buys them a stiff shot of arrack at the end of the day and the rest to feed his wife & kids for that day. They are NOT living their dream. Life circumstances, the information they had at hand and what society expected them to do brought them to this loosely strung scaffolding 40 feet up in air.
The dude inside the window (yours truly) is also balancing a kind of tightrope. Completely cut off from everything that brings me comfort, waking up & sometimes not going to sleep day in-day out balancing many different accounts, pushing for fucks sake many different agendas I had set up for myself due to life circumstances, information at hand and what the society expected of me. I am NOT living my dream. Just telling myself daily that one day I will.
Why are men so hell bent on having to achieve?
[rant too long, the rest of the text in the first comment]
The Energy Museum is hardly ever on the agenda for tours in Istanbul. But, as a center for education, culture and arts, the Energy Museum stands today as one of Turkey’s top industrial heritage sites. I love including it in my liz-lead tours as part of the santralistanbul complex.
The Silahtarağa Power Plant was the Ottoman Empire’s first urban-scale electrical power plant. Built by the Golden Horn, the power plant was Istanbul’s sole electricity provider from 1914 to 1952.
Work for the preservation and transformation of Silahtarağa Power Plant into santralistanbul began in May 2004 and was completed in September 2007.
Amsterdam’s Red Light District. I’m sure you’ve heard of it! 🔞 Amsterdam is a very unique city with a cool atmosphere! Their Red light District is a concentration of prostitution and sex-oriented businesses, such as sex shops, strip clubs, and adult theaters. This is an experience that you don’t want to miss! Check out our many tours, we explain the history behind it! Contact us today #nevareztravelco