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Travel Blogs from Bursa
... contains some lovely artifacts. Bursa, a city of about 800,000, is called the Green City by its inhabitants. There are parks, and a ski area nearby. Everything is run off of natural gas, so there is normally little pollution. We stopped for a visit to the oldest and largest mosque of the Ottoman Empire. It is called Ulu Camii. Twenty small domes are supported by 12 pillars. In the center is a beautiful fountain, covered by a glass ...
... for a cup of hot tea in their old general store kind of looking shack. It was quite obvious that they knew Daghan from his previous tours to this location.
In the room, a middle-aged woman was sitting on a bench in front of a dark wood burning stove. She was browning homemade bread for some of us to eat. Her colorful scarf hid most of her sun damaged skin and ...
... First you come to a residential area - grungy apartments and families buzzing about, little kids playing soccer in the street, which wind and curve aimlessly and labyrinth-like. Local bread and corner shops dot the scene here and there, and I dropped in a bought a loaf of great, fresh bread, ate it as I continued my climb. I passed one of many mosques, this one quite small, as middle-aged fathers washed their feet and hands outside before facing Mecca ...
... a Sema meeting. Sema is a semi religious sect which has its roots in Islam. They believe that everything in the universe spirals around God and that in their spinning and spiraling Dervish dance they become closer to God. I am attaching some photos of both the turkish music session and the Wherling Dervishes. I also have some videos but I am having trouble loading these, so will load them at a later date when the internet connection is better.
... whose sides open up? Well there was a crowd and come to find out the man in the truck was selling homemade cheeses and honey. We waited in line, had a few samples and bought cheese! (although I tried to hand signal 'just a little' and we ended up with a lot more than just a little). It was white and long and stringy and tasted just like string cheese! The food debacles continued when we went to dinner. It was a ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking