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This is James

This is James
You can play golf anywhere

Hi, I’m James.
I like to describe myself as “just a dumb kid from Dundee, Oregon”. Why, you ask?
Originally from Oregon, I’ve lived abroad since 2008 and relish the personal experiences that I have gained. I never imagined that one day I would walk on the Great Wall, or be crushed in the crowds that are Times Square on New Year’s Eve, or to play the Old Course. I feel fortunate to have been where I’ve been, to see what I’ve seen, and to have done what I’ve done.

I grew up tagging along with my parents as they played golf. I must admit that I was more interested in hitting daisies then golf balls and was much more proficient at it. But golf has pretty much been in my life for as long as I can remember.
While I am still probably better at hitting daises than golf balls, I enjoy golf. I enjoy the challenge of the game, the beauty of the courses, and the camaraderie the game fosters.
I don’t have a static bucket list of courses to play, mostly because it changes every day. I’m also not really interested in playing the world’s top 100, although I won’t say no.
I’m just a guy who wants to play the most interesting golf courses the world has to offer. Interesting, as defined by, well, us.

I’m really looking forward to teeing up the next chapter of my life- even though it’s not all quite known.
But, is it ever?

This is Menekse

This is Menekse

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Hi, I’m Menekse.
Born on the 1st of January, I possess some of the typical characteristics of a Capricorn. Impatience, stubbornness, an inclination to know-it-all, love to follow rules.
But I am also reliable, loyal, responsible – and very very persistent and strong-willed.
That’s pretty much my nature.
I have a lot of patience when something is important to me and when I want to achieve something specific.
Even if it takes forever.

The only thing which is probably untypical for a Capricorn is that I prefer the sea over the mountains.
I am not crazy about mountains like they say in Astrology about Capricorns.
I love the ocean. The smell of the ocean. The sound of the waves. And I love the moon and stars.
In the past, my parents and I used to spend our summer holidays in Turkey, our home country. At that time, I thought there is no other place in the world with such beautiful stars. Or so many of them!

But I am a curious person and love to travel! And I wanted to see more of the world then just Nürnberg (my birthplace) and Turkey to find out if there are other places in the world with such starry skies.

My Dream

So, I became a travel agent … in the hopes of being able to travel more and explore new places.
But believe it or not, working in a travel agency is an office job, which putt (hehe) me behind a desk rather than in an airplane.
Nevertheless, over the years I have put together a beautiful collection of starry skies.
But my thirst to see more, to experience more and to travel more is not satisfied.
I love life. And the world.
And the older I get, the more I want to break out of my own characteristics.
To explore the world and to just roll with it.
I want life to teach me. To show me places. And to tell me stories.

But how? And, can I do it?
Why don’t you tell me?
Follow me on my journey called life.
Follow me as I go “Puttering around the World“

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