Tips For Introducing Your Product To A Retailer In Japan

We had our first meeting on Friday with a retailer in Tokyo. We are the sole importer in Japan of one of the products on our online shop, and had been contacting suitable retailers and department stores for the last 3 months trying to get the chance to have a meeting and introduce the product.

Finally last week we had our first meeting with a potential customer, and to our excitement they showed a lot of interest and wanted to place an order!

Here are some tips based on our experience.

Tips for introducing products to retailers in Japan:

1. Find potential customers

Look for retail shops that would be interested in your product – if you don’t have any contacts in your industry, get out and about in Tokyo and search for shops that you think might be interested in your product. When you find a suitable candidate, the next step is to make contact with the buyer (the person who is actually the decision maker on what products the shop will sell in-store).

It is often difficult to find the contact details of the buyer on the company website – in our experience we found it most effective to go into the actual shop, explain to the shop staff that you import a product that you think the shop would be really interested in, and that you would like to introduce the product to the buyer. Ask the staff if they can tell you the name and phone number of the buyer. For us, this worked 100% of the time!

The staff in every store we went into had a piece of paper behind their counter that contained a list of the relevant company managers and their contact details. The staff would then write the name and phone number on a piece of paper or business card for me (if they don’t tell you the buyer’s name initially, make sure you politely ask for it!

Usually the phone number is not direct, so it makes it much easier if you know the buyer’s name so they can transfer your call to him/her easily).

 2. Prepare yourself before calling

Prepare yourself before you call the buyer. You will need to speak in Japanese, so if you don’t have sufficient Japanese language capability, ask your business partner or a friend to make the call for you.

3. Call the buyer

Here are some points for when you call the buyer:

  • Introduce yourself and ask to speak with the buyer
  • When the call is transferred to the buyer, introduce yourself again. Explain that you were in their [location] shop and enquired to the staff about introducing your product, and the staff gave you his/her contact details.
  • Give a short explanation about your company and the product you would like to introduce
  • If the buyer shows interest in the product, offer to send more information by email. If the buyer agrees, ask for the buyer’s email address.
  • Say thank you and that you will send them an email straight away.
  • After you send your email, follow-up with a phone call to make sure the email arrived safely.
  • If you don’t hear from the buyer after a few days, call again and ask if they are interested in meeting so you can introduce the product. If they agree to have a meeting, congratulations! See next step!

 4. Confirm Meeting 

If the buyer agrees to have a meeting with you to see the product, make sure you confirm all the details (date, time, location) of the meeting by email. The day before the meeting, send a short email that you are looking forward to meeting tomorrow – this is a polite way to confirm the meeting again, and also show your enthusiasm for meeting with them.

5. Prepare for Meeting

There are many points to consider before your meeting with the retailer.

  • How will you carry the product to the meeting? In a bag or suitcase? For us, we had to travel on the train in peak hour, so in order to keep our product safe and easy to carry, we took a small business-style suitcase.
  • How will you wrap the product? As you know, Japan LOVES wrapping gifts and products in multiple layers of packaging. We wanted to convey this image of high-quality and care for our products, while at the same time being environmentally friendly and not going too overboard with the wrapping. In the end we decided to wrap our products individually in white tissue-paper to make them look special (we didn’t use any tape or string so that we could open them easily and quickly).
  • How will you make brochures/pamphlets about your company and products? We made powerpoint presentations in Japanese containing details of our company and products including photos and retail prices. We were considering to print the presentations on high quality paper at Kinkos, but our Japanese entrepreneur friend said he doesn’t print anything anymore. He said he just shows his presentations on his iPad. So that’s what we did! And it worked perfectly! The iPad gave a very professional touch, and we also saved time and money by not having to go to Kinkos and print everything out on paper. This also was excellent as it enabled us to make last minute changes to the presentations on the morning of the meeting. After the meeting, we sent a thank you email to the buyer and attached the PDF files of our presentations to the email.
  • Who will lead the meeting? If you will attend the meeting with your business parter (s), make sure you decide in advance who will lead the meeting (preferably the person with highest Japanese language ability, or the person who knows the most about the product). This will ensure you look professional, confident and organised. Other duties in the meeting include writing notes and showing the products.
  • Do you know the location of your meeting? As you know, Japan doesn’t have any street signs, so it can often be difficult to locate the street or the office building you are looking for. Even with an iPhone and google maps, it can sometimes be difficult! Make sure you arrive super early and confirm the location of the buyer’s office before your meeting. If you have any trouble, don’t be afraid to call the buyer on the phone and explain that you are lost and ask for help with directions. Usually people are very understanding in Japan about directions, especially for foreigners!
  • Are there any labeling requirements or tests required on your product by Japanese law? Sometimes it may be okay for you sell your product on your online shop in Japan with a simple tag or label, but once you start distributing to retailers there are often many requirements regarding labeling and care instructions. Make sure you are up-to-date with the Japanese requirements for your product before your meeting with your potential customer.
  • How much margin can you give the retailer? This may depend on the industry, but in our case we found the distributors usually list the prices of their products on their brochures as retail price (not wholesale price), in order to give them flexibility to adjust the wholesale price based on the volume ordered as well as their customers’ requirements. For example, if the customer is a big department store and wants to order large quantities of your product, you might offer them a lower wholesale price (and therefore give them a higher margin). Before you meet with the buyer, make sure you do all your calculations – how much margin are you willing to give the retailer, while still ensuring you make some profit for your company? How important is the retailer for your business and how eager are you to meet their requirements? For example, if this is your first big break, you might consider meeting the retailer’s requirements in terms of margin, even if it means little or no profit for your company at this stage.  Think about the other benefits – if it is a well-known retailer, can you use this as a success story and gain valuable free PR for your product, which might help you with your other meetings with prospective buyers?

6. Good luck in the meeting!

Once you’ve done all your preparation, you are now ready for the meeting! Good luck!

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Roma, the perfect place to learn Italian

Rome is considered as one of the oldest cities in the world and with the enclave of the Vatican City within its territory, Rome is also the center of Roman Catholicism and according to UNESCO, over 60% of the world’s art treasures are discovered in Italy.

Rome is the cultural center of Italy and tourism is an activity extremely important to the Italian economy. Universities in Rome are also significant parts of the financial system. Many people say that Italian is the most beautiful verbal language in the world.

1. Learn Italian in the External City

Rome has the largest institution of higher education in Italy and Rome is a main epicentre for artists. Speaking Italian will give you the opportunity to understand social and cultural references, by going to the theater or to the cinema this can help improve your knowledge of the country.

Nacel International offers an excellent Home Lessons program to students who want to learn Italian and discover the Italian culture by living in a teacher’s home which prevents the student from speaking his own language after class and thus destroying a great part of what he has learnt during classes. This is the key to rapid learning. Because the teacher is also in charge of the accommodation, the homestay in Italy program offers the unique opportunity to fully integrate. Students will have the unique opportunity to be in a full immersion experience, to live with and be individually taught by their own private teacher.

English is known as the international spoken language in tourism and in the business industry in general, but it is always better to exchange with locals in Italian if you are traveling in Italy for two main reasons. First of all, speaking Italian can facilitate the interaction with locals and secondly, locals will appreciate your effort in studying their language and culture. Therefore, learning Italian in Italy with a personal teacher will give you the opportunity to network easily and improve your fluency.

2. Rome: Culture and Gastronomy

The Romani culture is a part of the European cultural tradition. They like maintaining values such as promptness and organization. Social life and interaction is important to Romans that is why they enjoy public events and parties. People like to go out, go to the cinema, museums, theaters and music is considered an essential part of Italian life. Italian people are also famous for their attention to clothing and family values.

Rome’s cuisine has evolved through years but this city became a major gastronomical pole. In Rome, the typical serving dish is pasta. Italians have a varied range of pasta that they prepare it with all kind of sauces; the Bolognese and the Carbonara are the most famous. Generally, in restaurants plates are filled with food.  It is commonly said that Italian pasta has a different taste than any other pasta in the world. There is infinity of dishes you can taste in Rome mainly made with fish, vegetables and cheese.

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Classic Italian Drives – the Strada Chiantigiana

A rural drive that is an Italian classic is the Strada Chiantigiana, or the SR 222. The back road goes through Tuscany’s wine country through to the small cities and towns of Chianti including Greve, Radda, and Giaole, situated between Florence and Siena. The road runs south adjacent to a network of two lane secondary roads, and has beautiful vistas of Tuscan vineyards and rolling hills before reaching the connection to Sienna.

This 100 km drive has some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Europe. Allow plenty of time to visit local wineries and restaurants, and walk in the winding streets of the diverse towns and meet the locals.

About 35 km outside of Florence is Greve, which is home to the region’s biggest tourism information center, so you will definitely want to stop there. Grab some brochures, and sit at one of the coffee shops or wine bars of the Piazza Matteotti, before buying some supplies for your picnic or other favorite recreational activities. If you are there in September, attend the annual wine fair from Greve, which is a major event for Chianti.

You are sure to find the symbol of a black rooster when you find yourself in the center of Gallo Nero country and also sample some Chianti Classico wine. You might want to see some beautiful medieval castles located in the district.

If you travel south for another 10 km, you will find the medieval town of Panzano, which was erected around the remnants of a castle, beside the Strada Chiantigiana. At Enoteca il Vinaio you can partake of light meals and local wines while you admire the vast vineyards from the terrace. Panzano’s San Leolino church, built in the Romanesque style and only 1 km south of town, is located on a picturesque hill and houses several Renaissance frescoes.

Only twelve kilometers southward from Panzano lies the hill top town of Castellina, a major crossroads during the Etruscan era, and a region which was battled over by neighboring Florence and Siena. Panzano has several Etruscan remains, including four tombs and a well, as well as many palaces from the medieval period, which are still standing.

From here, you could detour twenty kilometers toward the east, traveling via Volpaia to the vicinity of Radda and Gaiole. There are more Etruscan ruins and wine estates located 6 km north of Volpaia. Retrace your steps and take the turn to Gaiole, to visit the Badia a Coltibuono, which is an abbey nestled near a forest of cedar trees. Wee rustic churches and aged castles surround Gaiole’s market town. The restored Castello del Brolio is open for visits, and located south of the city. You can see Siena and the hills beyond from here.

Returning to the Strada Chiantigiana, drive the remaining thirty kilometers south to Siena. The centre of the city is very pedestrian-friendly, and contains a medieval palazzi and many shops, cafes, and places to eat along its narrow pathways. The world famous Piazza del Campo is covered with straw and dirt two times per year for the exciting Palio di Siena, the heart stopping bareback horse race.

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Important Things To Know When Traveling To Italy

When traveling to another country, there are some vital information that are considered to be a “must know” before you go travel. If you’ll be traveling to Italy, here are a couple of things that you should know so that you can avoid getting into trouble and paying for violation fees.

Piracy Is A Crime

Even in Italy, piracy is considered to be a crime. In fact they impose hefty fines on Tourists that purchase counterfeit goods when visiting Italy. Being a part of the Italian Government Tourist Board’s ongoing commitment to make sure that travelers like you would be safe and secure, it is extremely recommended that you do not, in whatever circumstance, attempt to buy any kind of counterfeit item. Doing so can make you end up paying a fine that costs more than the authentic product.

Fines in Italy can cost you up to 10,000 Euros if you are caught buying a counterfeit product. On the other hand, those selling counterfeit items are charged criminal charges. The Italian government’s campaign on such kinds of illegal transactions is quite strong.

Customs Regulations

Upon entering and leaving Italy, your luggage will be examined. There is free entry for personal things such as: clothing, whether used or new; books, fishing tackle, household and camping equipments, a pair of skis, two tennis rackets, CD player accompanied by up to ten CD’s, tape recorder, Dictaphone, computer, baby carriage, two still cameras and up to ten film rolls for each camera, one movie camera, personal jewelry, binoculars; a portable radio set, with a small amount of license fee; 400 cigarette sticks, and a number of pipe tobacco or cigars that doesn’t exceed 500 grams or 1.1 lb.

All of these items mentioned can be duty-free imported, provided that they’re for personal use only. Thus, these shouldn’t be sold, traded or given away. You can also bring a maximum of one hard liquor bottle and two wine bottles. However, these bottles shouldn’t be open. Additionally, you are allowed to bring a maximum of 6.6 lbs. of sugar, 2.2 lbs. of cocoa and 4.4 lbs. of coffee, which you can bring duty-free.

If you’ve visited another country prior going to Italy, you’re allowed to bring with you souvenir items purchased from that other country up to a maximum value of $500 only.

Exporting From Italy

If you’ll be buying souvenirs from Italy, you do not really have to worry about restrictions, since there is none. However, one exception to the rule would be works of art and antiques. Items like these would require authorization from the Ministero dei Beni Culturali e Ambientali, in order for you to export them.

Are You Canadian?

If you’re residing in Canada and you’re returning from an out of the country trip, then you could pass for personal exemption. Every article which you acquired from other countries, whether received as gifts, purchased, or bought from the duty free shop, either in Canada or abroad, should be declared on your return back to Canada.

Are You From The States?

If you’re a U.S. tourist, you are allowed to bring back home duty-free goods purchased abroad that values up to $400. Your goods should be with you as you travel. An assessment of 10% is imposed on your next $1,000 worth of purchased goods.

However, you can also send parcels, which contain gifts, back home duty-free, provided that each parcel that a person receives wouldn’t exceed $50. All packages that you would send should also have the mark “Unsolicited Gift”, and you should declare all the contents of the package and the amount that you paid for it.

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Tips For A Successful Italy Vacation

Traveling to Italy is a dream by many. If this is your dream too and you’re now ready to make it reality, then here are some handy tips that you might want to try out to help make your dream a successful reality.

Learn!

As the famous saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” It’s quite a cliche if you think about it, but just like in traveling to any other country, you should learn about the country’s culture before you go there. You should research first about Italy’s customs, traditions and other vital data.

Advance Planning

Planning in advance is always the right thing to do with any kind of excursion. Take into consideration some vital factors. For instance, are you in need of some kind of medication? If yes, then you should always have your medication around with you. Thus, appropriate documentation would be needed to prove so, in order for you to bring it. Even though there’s a chance that you can get the same medication in Italy, there is also a chance that you may not. Thus, playing safe would be better than risking it at all.

Additionally, you should think about whether you want to drive around the city or not. You should find out if you’ll be allowed to drive around Italy with just your regular license, or if you’d have to go get an “international driving license’ in order for you to drive. Also, if you’re not that familiar with what international road signs look like, then you should do your research and familiarize yourself!

If you’ll be driving, it would be best to do an advance check on your route. In that way you have less chances of getting loss and you can have at least some knowledge on where you’ll be going before you even get there. You should also research and know the road rules in Italy, so that you won’t get into any trouble or commit violations when driving.

Know The Spots

Before going out your hotel room, it would also be best to create a list of all the scenic spots and things that you would want to see. Try researching them first before heading out. This is so that you won’t waste your time, since some museums, events or exhibits are quite time sensitive, which is why you’d definitely want to be sure that you’re visiting on the right timing to see all that you want to see.

Nowadays, almost all museums and art galleries have a Web page. It’s pretty easy to surf the Internet and check their sites so that you would know their opening and closing times.

Get Connected

If you’re someone who needs to have his or her cell phone all the time, there’s a way in which you can make it work in Italy. You can get a specialized card that can make your phone capable in receiving signal while in Italy. You can ask your service provider regarding that matter.

Additionally, if you’ll be bringing your laptop computer, you should be sure that you have your transformers with you and some converters, just in case the voltages in the plugs are different from the ones that are conventionally used in your country. Also, do not forget to bring any documentation that may be needed.

Consider A vacation Rental
Italy is not a cheap country to stay in. If you are planning on touring one particular region for a period of time, and you are in a group, consider taking a vacation rental rather than staying in a hotel as this could make you a significant saving. It’s possible to stay in one place and still be able to tour whole areas such as Tuscany, Sicily, Umbria etc. There are plenty of vacation villas in Italy available from online agents that can be booked online before you go.

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Top Five Italian Words You Wouldn’t Dare Mispronounce

Going to Italy? Well good for you! Just as with traveling to other countries, learning a little of their language would do you good. It doesn’t matter if you master it by heart or have a handy dandy translating dictionary with you, as long as you know the words and what they mean then you’re in good hands. However, knowing the meaning of words are sometimes not enough.

As you know, languages have different intonations with words. And in some languages, a little difference in intonation can lead to a difference in meaning. Thus, pronunciation is vital especially if it’s a foreign language. So, if you’ll be traveling to Italy and decide that you want to show off some of your Italian skills then here are the five Italian words that you wouldn’t dare mispronounce.

Fico

This word is a noun, which means fig. Sweet and succulent, figs are quite well loved, right? Yes, just make sure that you maintain saying this word in a masculine way in which it ends with a powerful and clear “o”. Be wary, since once you make it slang and say it like “figa” or “fica” then you are in big trouble. Why? Because the last two are Italian words that actually refer to the female anatomy’s vagina.

However, if you would desire to say that something’s generally cool or a certain man is attractive, then you could say “figo.”

Penne

This is yet another noun, which could mean penne, or basically the type of pasta. It may also mean “pens” in which the singular form would be “penna”. It would be helpful to know that the Italian language is quite particular with the letters on their words, in which you have to pronounce each letter clearly. Thus, the word “penne” should be pronounced as “pen-ne”.

Although non-Italian ears wouldn’t be able to discriminate the difference with regard to pronouncing correctly the double “n” or not; Italian ears however would definitely do, most especially with this word. Why? Since once you pronounce it as “pene” you are actually referring to the word “penis”. Such little variation in pronunciation could lead to a big difference with meaning!

Pisolino

This is a noun for “nap”. When saying this word, make sure that you pronounce it the way it is written. Do not forget the long “o” in the middle too. If ever you become lazy, and say it like “pisellino” which literally means “small pea”. However, even though “small pea” is the literal translation, it is also Popeye’s Sweet Pea in Italian, which is the slang word for “tiny pene”. Hence, to put it briefly, go have a nap and not a tiny penis.

Scappare

This verb means “to escape”. This is yet another word that you should be careful in pronouncing the middle vowel. If you mispronounce it to “devo scopare” then you are actually telling somebody that you’ve got to sweep the floor. Although that seems not so bad at all, you should know that it’s also the slang for making love.

Scoraggiare

This verb means “to discourage”. If ever you mispronounce it to “scoreggia” what you’ll be talking about actually is to pass gas in a very unpleasing manner. This is quite a common mistake by foreign teachers who are teaching students English in Italy.

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Italy’s Must See Museums

Italy is well known for being a country of culture. There are a great many artists and interesting historical figures who were born, lived or who were inspired by Italy that it is hard to visit any town in the country without having some reminder of its fantastic past. There are museums dotted all over the country including many well-known and some lesser known ones, but they all contain exhibits of global interest that are also extremely educational too.

Here are 3 of the best public museums in Italy that we believe are well worth a visit;

Uffizi Gallery in Florence is one such well-known tourist hotspot, and it is also one of the best things to see in Florence. It is home to some fabulous Italian Renaissance artists’ masterpieces. The down side to this very popular must see attraction is the fact it is so popular it is necessary to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

If staying for a while in Rome, a trip to the Vatican Museum is worthwhile. It is the largest museum complex in the world with over 1400 rooms filled with amazing art and historical relics. It is also possible to see the Sistine Chapel and certain parts of the Papal Palace. Again, advance booking is advised.

The National Archaeological Museum in Naples is home to fabulous Roman and Greek antiquities. For any fan of archaeology or even those with a slight curiosity, the National Archaeological Museum is a great place to visit. Many of the fascinating artefacts found there have been recovered from sites at Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Finding a cheap holiday deal to Italy is not always easy, especially in the peak season, however, once you are here you can visit many of Italy’s cherished historical sites and museums for very little money. If you have the budget then consider hiring a car on your trip as this is the easiest and cheapest way to visit museums and sites in different parts of the country.

 

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What is the difference between Godo Gaisha (GK) or Kabushiki Gaisha (KK)?

What is the difference between GK and KK? Which did you choose and why?

Here are some of the points we considered when looking at GK vs KK.

Simple description:

KK – shares calculated based on amount of money invested by each person. For example, if there are two investors and both invest 1 million yen in the company, then the profits are split 50:50.

GK – shares can be calculated based on amount of money invested as well as skills/time/technology contributed. For example, if there are two investors and Partner A invests 800,000yen and Partner B invests 200,000yen, however Partner B brings more skills/ideas/contacts/technology to the company than Partner A, then the two partners may agree to split the shares and profits 50:50.

Advantages of GK

  1. The cost of establishment for GK in Japan is lower than KK – 100,000yen for GK compared to around 250,000yen for KK.
  2. If the company is GK, you can set the profit share and authority regardless of the amount of investment. This means that for GK you are able to design your company as you like, as long as you specify the rules of your company in the documentation.
  3. There is less control from investors in GK, which can give the company more flexibility. This can be handy if your company needs to make decisions quickly, especially in terms of new technology (this could take too long to ask investors and board of directors of a company if KK, which could result in losing competitive advantage).
  4. GK can be a great option for venture companies – for example, if a small company has new technology and a larger company would like to start a venture with them, they could make the venture a GK which would ensure the smaller company doesn’t lose their authority.
  5. No need to announce the financial statements of GK.
  6. No time limits for Directors’ and auditing officers’ terms of office

Disadvantages of GK

  1. GK is a new system in Japan, so it is still not really trusted by corporations here. Most big companies in Japan still prefer to work with KK, especially if you have a small company or a startup.
  2. There is a risk of issues arising if investors have a disagreement. If, for example, you start a business with 2 of your friends and you decide to establish your company as GK – if you have a disagreement with your business partners and they get an agreement against you, then there is a risk of you losing control. Even if you invested a large amount of money in the business. If your company is KK, the authority is determined by the amount determined by each investor.
  3. We heard it can be harder to get a bank loan if GK (compared to KK).

GK increasing in Japan

The number of GK companies in Japan is increasing, and there are many big GK companies such as:

  • P&G Maxfactor
  • Apple Japan
  • SEIYU

However, still GK is a relatively new concept and not as trusted as KK in Japan.

Why we chose KK

  1. KK is the mainstream company type in Japan (Yamaha, Seiko, Sony…), and our business partners and clients would feel more comfortable dealing with KK.
  2. We were the main investor in our company, so KK is easier.
  3. When expanding our business, KK could be easier than GK for recruiting new staff.

Some Advices

This is my check list for whether to choose GK or KK:

  • If you want to start a small bussiness and no need to raise funds, then GK could be suitable.
  • If you want to start business with others, you have to be careful. KK is based on money, so it is simple. But GK could be mess if you have a disagreement with your business partners.
  • Check your competitors and their style. If most of them are KK, then probably better to choose KK.

 

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Turkey – The Land of Two Continents

Yes, you read it right! Turkey is a republican nation located on two continents-Europe and Asia, larger part of which lies in the latter. If you plan to visit this country, you would be actually planning to visit two continents which in itself is an amazing experience. Here is a list of the best places to travel this year in Turkey:

1. Istanbul

This largest city of Istanbul is famous for many places, one of them being the Topkapi palace. The palace with its lush green courtyards takes you all the way to ancient times as it is home to sultans and the royal families. This city does not let your historical experiences fade away easily as it is also home to the Blue Mosque, a marvel of 17th century and which is also a few mosques of the world to have six minarets. Facing it is the magnificent Aya Sofya, which dates back to 6th century and is a church turned mosque turned museum.

2. Antalya

Last year, this city bagged the honour of being the third most visited city of the world. This self describes the magnificence of this coastal city. Antalya is endowed with natural attraction of Duden waterfalls, which one cannot afford to miss. In terms of offering you rich historical experiences, this city is no less than Istanbul. Here lies the Antalya archaeological museum which takes you on a roller coaster ride from the pre historic times to the present. Antalya is also known for the ancient ruins at Perge and Termessos.

3. Bursa

The first site one can think of to visit in this city is the Great mosque. It is splendid specimen of architecture of the Ottoman empire of Turkey. Busra will also leave the fun and adventure lovers happy as here lies the Uludag Teleferik which is an adventure tram and is worth trying. The city also has complete arrangement to keep the ladies happy as well as here is the market Koza Hani, famous for sale of silk and scarves.

4. Trabzon

The city lies on the ancient silk route and this itself speaks of its historical significance. While in this city, you get to appreciate the religious diversity. This city is home to famous Sumela monastery and the Hagia Sophia church. Trabzon city also offers you a chance to view the rich biodiversity of Turkey at Altindere Vadisi National Park.

5. Uzungol

This city is far from the urban rush and noises. It offers you a peaceful stay near the villages where you can stroll trough in the evening. It is the place where you feel being in the nature’s lap. You can sit besides the lake, feed the ducks and simply count on the blessings of nature!

The list does not end. It is just that the beauty that Turkey is home to cannot be summed up in a few words. You ought to visit here to treasure the splendid architecture and natural sites of this country. And there are a number of travel agencies that can accommodate you in Trabzon, Uzungol like Alsahhab Travel Agency which can help in planning the complete tour for you. Come, visit the land of two continents!

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The Top Reasons To Move To Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is a huge, natural harbor along the Gulf of Mexico. It is comprised of the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, and Clearwater. There are some great reasons to visit Tampa Bay for a short adventure, but there are also reasons to move there. Let’s explore some of them right now.

Economy

Tampa Bay is one of the top ten big metro areas for college-educated workers. The economy is booming here. There are a lot of 25-29-year-olds who have moved here to take advantage of the job market.

Education

Florida is the nation’s leader when it comes to high school seniors who are taking AP exams. More than 50% do. Florida youth get a great education, and you have children, then this is a good place to send them to school.

Great Parks And Recreation

Forget all the adventure parks, zoos, and aquariums in Tampa Bay, there are natural sights in abundance. Your children will have plenty to do in nature – which is healthier for them while they are growing up. Tampa Bay has world-renowned public spaces that serve as gathering places for friends, families, colleagues, and couples.

Sports

Tampa Bay is home to a lot of sports teams, such as the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rowdies, and Tampa Bay Rays.

Say Goodbye To Boredom

Tampa Bay is a truly charming city, with everything nice that a metropolitan place has to offer. It has theatres, museums, them parks, and more. Forget your troubles whenever you want. Just go out on the town and experience the exciting and rich nightlife of Tampa. Stay entertained during the day by visiting museums, zoos, adventure parks, and special events.

Tampa International Airport

Feel like getting away? You’re only a short distance away from Tampa International Airport, called “America’s Favorite Airport”. It’s one of the top ten cheapest airports in the nation for roundtrip fares.

Some Of The Best Universities

The University of South Florida is one of the top 50 institutions in the country for research expenditures, ranking up there with Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Johns Hopkins. Your children will get an excellent education in the Florida public school system, and they can then go to the University of South Florida with in-state tuition.

Entrepreneurship

The start-up environment in Tampa Bay is really taking off. There are a number of programs and events that are happening all the time now. FastCompany magazine recently did a piece on the area.

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