Travel Blogs from Osmangazi
Our friends from Turkey Sue and Faruq had recommended Uludag.
Things did not start off so well. We stopped at a ATM early in the morning and a taxi picked us up there. We had to make it to the ferry taking us to Bursa. The taxi driver didnt speak English, but he understood enough that we need to get to the docks. When we arrive, he tells us how much it is and we sit in the back seat as Michael pulls out his …
Recently I had the pleasure of watching a Semsazen, which is a traditional "dance" better known a whirling Dervish ceremony. After an iftar with some students (the nightly dinner during Ramadan where everyone breaks the fast) we headed into a neighborhood up on the hill of the mountain. Interestingly placed, as the crowded apartment building blocks suddenly gave way to a more open area which hosted a çay bahçe (tea garden) and a ...
... and out of your sphere. And I don't think there's a greater incentive to appreciate those people, whoever they are, for everything they are and aren't, equally.
A late night. Rest for now. Some words for the night:
Before I bid you adieu, do this one thing for me:
Out of the trillions of numbers in the world,
Just leave me a few that lead to you,
I won't be long, and I'll see you in the morning, true.
... I absolutely savor them now. I was standing at the board, talking about the grammatical difference between "either" and "neither" last night, and for a split second I thought, 'This is so strange. I'm leading a group of adults in a class session of learning, and I'm doing it comfortably, I'm doing it confidently. Where did that come from?'
I've almost never been comfortable speaking in front of people. I've never enjoyed being the center of a room. When did I ...