Exploring the world by living among the locals...
Because of being so far away, I want this country to be the first country in the project, I want to start from the farthest land in the world.
As it is known, there was a Polynesians group called Maori living in these lands (they still live) before the New Zealanders. They have a distinctive culture of their own, and this community is known for their unique dance "Haka" (a counsel they used to scare the enemy in wars in the past). My purpose is to learn how the Maori people here have been adapting to city life and how they learned English so fast over time, how they overcome some of the problems they have lived in the past (and now they still have problems), and how Europeans influence the islanders or vice versa. I would like to spend time with people from this community, experience what they do.
Also I would like to know the importance of the rivers and nature among New Zealanders. It is something so unique, that's why I would like to know.
My stop after New Zealand will be, of course, Australia. As is known, Aborigines are here. I plan to spend time with them to have a better knowledge of their lives. The most important thing among my aims is to learn how the simple diseases that Europeans brought in time had a fatal effect on the Aborigines and how they went through the stages.
Thailand is one of the countries with the highest rice production in the world. For this reason I want to know what people are doing in rice production and to learn about this difficult process, I want to collect rice with rice workers and I want to talk to them in this regard.
In addition, Thailand has a very high transsexual population and I would like to interview people who are known as "Ladyboy" to investigate the difficulties they have experienced in daily life.
I want to go to Vietnam in order to get information about the former North and South segregation in this country which is the hot spot of the Cold War and to learn and understand the worst situations that these people have experienced. Also, I would like to observe the children who work on the toy production, instead of playing with the toys.
This country, known as Taiwan or the Republic of China, has faced problems since the Second World War. When it is called the Republic of China, it is confused with the People's Republic of China, and its story goes back to the Second World War. Prior to this war, the island of Taiwan had been occupied by Japan since 1890, and Japan left this island to China because of losing the Second World War. However, after this victory, Republic of China had some issues and conflicts, and the Chinese people living in mainland overthrew the Chinese government in 1949 and established the new People's Republic of China. Thus, the government of the former Chinese Republic in the mainland, took refuge in Taiwan and established the Republic of China here as a government in exile. The real story starts here.
People living in Taiwan today do not accept the existence of the People's Republic of China, stating that the People's Republic of China on the mainland is not the real China and that the original China is Taiwan, the Republic of China. Also vice versa, the People's Republic of China does not recognize Taiwan as a different country. But young people living in Taiwan want to go to the People's Republic of China with the hope of business and new life. But there are many situations they have experienced (passports and ID cards are not recognized by the People's Republic of China, etc.). I want to be in Taiwan to understand them.
My next stop will be in South Korea, because I want to do interviews about the problems with North Korea and what the young people in South Korea think about this issue and what to do if there is a possibility of a merger with North Korea.
I want to go to the city of Vladivostok, one of the eastern cities of Russia, and learn how that city developed although it is far away from the capital - Moscow. Then I would like to go to Yakutsk city in Russia's Siberia region and plan what people do in difficult winter conditions and observe how they live in the summer and their standard of living and interview people living there. Then I want to work with people in the daily business. Also I would like to travel to Oymyakon, which is the coldest place on earth by having -50 and -60 ℃ temperature. I would like to see what people do and the struggles people do have. Also I would like to work with people trying to keep away the snow from the roads.
*The project is planned to be carried out during the winter in order to obtain better results.
I want to visit Japan, which has Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities that had been destroyed by the atomic bomb during World War II. In these cities, I would like to meet and interview people whose parents are atomic bomb victims and learn how Hiroshima and Nagasaki later recovered, and under what conditions and how rapidly these cities develop rapidly. Then, in general, I want to know what kind of regime change all Japan has made since the Second World War.
After having these outcomes, I would like to talk to people who have been victimized after the Tohoku earthquake, which is Japan's worst situation since the Second World War, and people who are forced to migrate from their homes because of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which has been damaged by the tsunami. If possible, I would like to obtain information about these earthquakes from the public authority. This situation has been referred to as the heaviest nuclear disaster after the Chernobyl accident, as it has now been moved to an international dimension rather than the problem of Japan.
Chocolate is one of the most consumed products and a product that almost everyone consumes. So, what is the percentage of people who have any idea about the production steps of chocolate? The answer to this question may be a bit confusing, but there is one thing that should be known here; many people, especially youngs are having hard conditions during the gathering of cocoa beans, the raw materials of chocolate.
In a cocoa field in any of Colombian cocoa field, I plan to voluntarily work for the individuals who are younger and have to work on cocoa fields and I want to plan to collect cocoa beans together with them.
I would like to learn about what happened in the Republic of South Africa during the apartheid era after the Second World War and how they survived this period.
Then, it is one of my plans to study the three capital city systems of the Republic of South Africa. I then want to conduct research and observations in this country to find answers to the following questions:
• What are the positive and negative aspects of the tripartite system?
• Is there any discrimination between the capitals? If so, what is the best or worst capitals?
• Does this lead to inequality or discrimination among people?
• What are the reasons for this situation?
Apartheid means "separation" in Afrikaans. It is a system of racist discrimination which is implemented by the National Party government in power in the Republic of South Africa between 1948 and 1994 as an official state policy.The Republic of South Africa has three capitals; Pretoria (executive), Cape Town (legislative), Bloemfontein (judicial).
Sweden, one of the countries with high prosperity among the European countries, has recently come to the fore with refugee problems and has been referred to as the no-go zone****, which emerges in developing or undeveloped countries. Due to the sudden outbreak of refugees and the unstoppable violence and increased crime, Sweden's sociological structure has begun to change. The aim here is to find out what Swedish people think about this issue and to prepare interviews.
****No go zone - is the name given to areas that are famous for violence and crime and which people are worried about going.
Communities living in some regions of Brazil, though they have succeeded in delivering their structures and cultures throughout the centuries, have now been left with numerous problems. Since the day Brazil was established, there have been disputes between indigenous people and governments. I plan to contact the local people here and experience the daily challenges they have had and I would like to spend time with them and complete the daily works they have, together.
However, I am curious about the demographic structure of one of the world's largest metropolitans, São Paulo. Many years ago, Brazil had a large migration from many regions around the world (like Middle East, Europe and Far East), and it was found that nearly 10 million people in Brazil came from the Arab descent. I would like to find out in what way and why those people migrated to Brazil.
Also I would like to visit the biggest Japanese community in the world living out of Japan. It is interestingly, São Paulo hosts them. I would like to know why and how Japanese community lives there and understand their daily life.
On April 26, 1986, Chernobyl, which belongs to the Kiev, Ukraine, had a tragedic accident... This was the Chernobyl disaster, the largest nuclear accident of the century, whose effects have lasted for decades.
I want to visit Chernobyl and look at the scattered, abandoned and sad objects in places, I want to hear and feel the anguish of the people there. In my opinion, time is completely frozen due to Soviet propagandas are still everywhere. I would like to feel this atmosphere and visit the last place where Soviet propagandas are still alive in a dead place…