My name is Burak from Istanbul, Turkey. I'm a nerd and life-time cyclist. I get used to cycling in the hilly city which is known as "Seven Hills". Now, I'm going to Helsinki, from Istanbul by my specialized "Istanbul Bike".
I work as a software development specialist in Istanbul but I will quit my work when I start to travel. I will be unemployed until I get back home and now it's time to be homeless as a choice.My current idea passing through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and then Finland. My important destinations are Burgas, Varna, Slistra (BG), Belgrade, Subotica (RS), Budapest, Györ (HU), Bratislava (SK), Wien, Linz (AT), Prague (CZ), Leipzig, Berlin (DE), Odense, Copenhagen (DK), Malmö, Norrköping, Stockholm (SE), Helsinki (FI).
This journey is based on a short story of mine and some basic reasons.When I was a young boy, I was watching movies about the space. I'm a big fan of Star Wars and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It may be ridiculous for most of all people but I got my answers while I was reading and watching Star Wars and The Guide! I discovered 42! However, I have never been enough smart to say something good and I needed a quote before I tell people that "I'm going". I followed the Galactic President to kidnap myself. In the name of people, and freedom, and democracy, and stuff like that, I hereby kidnap myself, and I'm taking my bicycle with me.
This website was an idea of my mom. She said "I will want to know your location, then I can go to your next destination before you go there. I'd like to cook for you, dear!". So I did something for her but I will have musli and cheep beer instead of her foods.
In this webpage, you can find my current location, passed checkpoints and details of my route. I will visit some important cities of Europe and I will be happy to have warm shower in your place. I'm bringing my sleeping bag so I'm also fine with sleeping on the floor or in the garden. For hosting me, cycling with me or drinking something together please use Twitter or Facebook to contact me! I'm open for new friendships. I offer friendship, smile and other stuff like that.