Travel Blogs from Bursa, Turkey

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Heavenly Hamam, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Heavenly Hamam

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Took a quick ferry & two buses from Istanbul to Bursa this morning.  Staying along the main road in this town of approximately 1 million under the shadow of ULUDAG (2543m).  The town is known for its natural hot springs...and all of you who ...

Crashing a circumcision party!, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Crashing a circumcision party!

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... told me Bursa is not that great, so I had not expected much out of the visit, but it turned out to be one of the top visits in Turkey.  The circumcision party was a definite highlight... where in Istanbul would you be able to crash a party like ...

No Turkey in Turkey, Police, Turkish Bath, Jobs, Istanbul, Bursa, Izmir, Turkey travel blog

No Turkey in Turkey, Police, Turkish Bath, Jobs

A travel blog entry by charlotte

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... Design and still planning for an exhibition. Now I have been here four months, I realised I should see more of Turkey, so have been to Bursa - famous for good towels, Iskender kebab and a puppet theatre where the puppets are made from leather and they ...

Bursa: A Walk in the Woods. And then Some., Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: A Walk in the Woods. And then Some.

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... hoja, or school teacher. And he seems to have sort of adopted me, for purposes I am yet a bit circumspect about. But, Turkey is a country where human relations and connections are very important (aren't they everywhere?), and God knows my life has had its ...

Bursa: Preliminaries, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: Preliminaries

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... what gets me: to try and reduce the water on the floor after showering, a broom--a warn one at that--is provided. All over Turkey you see merchants outside their shops using what Americans  call a squeege to move water along. But in this case, no. ...

Who wears short shorts?, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Who wears short shorts?

A travel blog entry by homersim

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... over to Yalova, then a bus 60 km to Bursa.  On the bus talked to a younger gal whose family then gave me a ride into central Bursa.  She is going to Hungary to go to dental school, at the behest of her dad, who also happens to be a ...

Not Your Usual Blog: A Cynics View of Degradation, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Not Your Usual Blog: A Cynics View of Degradation

A travel blog entry by oldrover

Don't read further unless you want a toxic dose of it. About a year and a half ago I began assembling what I call "Apocalyptic Notes." I read fairly widely, although very concentratedly in the New York Times. But, in a wide range of observations. Taken ...

Bursa: Of Domesticity and Death, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: Of Domesticity and Death

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... does not poke my butt. Then I went up to the cafe and was shown by Hamdi to my front row reserved seat, to watch, in sadness--when Germany scored--happiness--when Turkey scored; but finally dejection as Turkey fell in a semi-final match to Germany, ...

Bursa: A Too Repetative Turkish Experience, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: A Too Repetative Turkish Experience

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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There are many, many things I love about Turkey. I have talked about the "Turkish Travel Pixies," mythical sprites of my imagination that can, seeminly more often than not, make travel uncannily fluid. In contradistinction to the Travel Pixies are what . ...

An Evening With Sezen Aksu, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

An Evening With Sezen Aksu

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... , and her. And of their love for her, I can see why, and I hardly know any of her story. A sort of Edith Piaf of Turkey, in some respects. What I saw, though was heart-warming. She was unpretentious. She at times chatted with the audience. At one point a ...

Bursa: After the Flood, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: After the Flood

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... , tomatoes, sausage links, green peppers. The Teleferik is a cable car that goes high up into the mountains that rise steeply out of Bursa city. We just went up to the first station, then hiked up through the woods to a spot Mesut and some mates have for ...

A Little History for Oldrover, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

A Little History for Oldrover

A travel blog entry by oldrover

As they say (I think), every journey begins with the first step. I was just reading the NYTimes review of this book, ROME 1960 The Olympics That Changed the World  By David Maraniss Illustrated. 478 pages. Simon & Schuster. $26.95 ...

Bursa: A Profound and Humbling Experience, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: A Profound and Humbling Experience

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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This is about getting natural gas service in Bursa, Turkey. Maybe not to everyone's interest. But for those curious . . . . If you have ever wondered about taking up residence in another country. . . . I've moved into a rented house in a strange city, in ...

Bursa: Of a Hike, and Thoughts Thereon, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: Of a Hike, and Thoughts Thereon

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... to the failure of the Arctic ice cap to coalesce this summer. And she urged me to "spread the word on climate change" here in Turkey. Well, I am reluctant to share my cynicism with her. Or any one, for that matter. (On second thought, I'll provide a ...

Bound for Bursa, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bound for Bursa

A travel blog entry by smyth

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We are in Bursa, a sprawling metropolis set against the backdrop of  Uludag (the Great Mountain). Bursa is well known for steel production and cars and the silk trade.  We visited the Koza Han which is the silk market that has been there ...

Bursa: A Culture Center and Some Students, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: A Culture Center and Some Students

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... half as a test experiment to see if I can live as a member of a community, and judge whether I might permanently emigrate to Turkey. I set out to look for a residential situation to rent. It looks as though my task is to walk the neighborhoods that appeal ...

Bursa: From Gallipoli to Settle In 080527-3, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: From Gallipoli to Settle In 080527-3

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... tell him about myself, and learning some things about him. He was actually a Syrian Arab, if I understood correctly, and lived in Turkey, in Hatay, or Antakya, in the extreme south, and which I had visited about three weeks before. He had three children. ...

Getting Back in the Groove, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Getting Back in the Groove

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... . There is much in Istanbul to do with the Byzantine period that I myself have yet to see. Furthermore, during my initial travels in Turkey in the spring of 1971, when I read Will Durant's History of Western Civilization, Volume IV The Age of Faith, and ...

Bursa: A Second Hike in the Woods Above the City, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: A Second Hike in the Woods Above the City

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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On this Sunday I made my second hike/climb into the forested hills rising up out of the urbanity of Bursa. These hills rise steeply, quickly out of the urban core, and it doesn't take long to be in the woods and on trails   After emerging from ...

Bursa: Moving On. To the Dance., Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: Moving On. To the Dance.

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... to the group from Athens, Greece. (Maybe, then, a small contribution to the narrowing, but not finally resolved, issues between Turkey and Greece over Cyprus.) The finale was all troupes on stage under a hail of fireworks. It was like the ecumenical (can ...

Bursa: A Day in the Country with Sculptors, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: A Day in the Country with Sculptors

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... hamam, or Turkish bath. Okan told me he was working on a commissioned project two days a week in a village some distance outside Bursa. I said that I would like to go with him one day as I had never seen a sculptor or stone cutter work before. And so it ...

Just Because One Travels to Exotic Places . . . ., Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Just Because One Travels to Exotic Places . . . .

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... , and we had a nice meal there.   The next morning I began to "tour guide" my friend around some highlights of Bursa, the ones I have been similarly introduced to to this point. The first being the quaint out-lying village of ...

always pretend you dont have any money, Gemlik, Turkey travel blog

always pretend you dont have any money

A travel blog entry by davechrisdamo

The final day before Damien's arrival was spent at weird little campsite on the sea of Marmara. We checked it out on foot and it just seemed to be scruffy little carpark, but when we tried to drive in, they tried to charge us 5 lira to get in.  We ...

Bursa: Still Some

Bursa: Still Some "Travel" Experiences

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... just exiting the yard. Those Turkish Travel Pixies, working on a Saturday evening! Sunday I try to designate as a "hiking day." Bursa basically crowds the northern slope of Uludağ, a mountain with a skiing resort, it is so high. And the foothills ...

Istanbul - Bursa (30km), Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Istanbul - Bursa (30km)

A travel blog entry by michael_bromby

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... I had to pay an extra 4TL for the bike.  I boarded and sat next to a guy from Greece who was travelling to Bursa with his uncle.  Family connections already. 90 minutes later we arrived in Mudanya and immediately after leaving the car park I ...

Bursa: A House to Rent: I Think So, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: A House to Rent: I Think So

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... paces (going up hill; more going down, due to steps) from the entry to the garden of the Yeşil Camii (Green Mosque) in Bursa. Adjacent to the Green Mosque, on the other side, is the Green Turbe (Tomb), of someone I haven't fixed yet. Covered in green ...

Bursa: A Home on the Way?, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Bursa: A Home on the Way?

A travel blog entry by oldrover

... within "spitting distance" is this cafe/tea house where I am currently writing this, and which has the fastest wi-fi (in Turkey, wireless) connection I have experienced in Turkey. And, as I get used to the rhythm of things, I probably can pick my times ...

Heading towards Istanbul...., Bilecik, Turkey travel blog

Heading towards Istanbul....

A travel blog entry by jcontheroad

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I need to be in Istanbul to meet friends on the 3rd, so I'm making my way in the general direction.... I was sad to leave Goreme, there's a load to do and see around there, I didn't do too much of it though as I wanted some R & R... The hostel was ...

Closer to Home, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

Closer to Home

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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... have sort of "adopted" me. He greets me when we first see each other. During the recent European Cup football championships, when Turkey was a contestant, and the cafe was set up as a viewing parlor, Hamdi Bey reserved a front seat for me (unsolicited). ...

A Not Very Exciting Weekend, Bursa, Turkey travel blog

A Not Very Exciting Weekend

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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This is not going to be very interesting. Just a few of the things I did on the weekend. Though a weekend in and around Bursa, Turkey. But as lived by a slightly eccentric sexagenarian. The day started out as usual: reading while breakfasting. I had seen ...

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