Gonluferah Thermal Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... road from our lunch destination, an Iskender restaurant (Iskender is like heaven, haha, it is basically bits of chopped up bread at the bottom of a big oval shaped plate, then bits of thinly sliced meat are placed on top, then melted butter and a type of tomato looking sauce is added, there is also Greek or 'Turkish' yogurt (As some Turks get real offended when you call it Greek) to one side of the plate, then it is topped with a roasted tomato chopped into ...
Bursa is the fourth most populated city in Turkey. has been occupied since 5000 BC by Persia, Roman and Byzantine cultures. It became the first major capital city of the early Ottoman Empire following its capture by the Byzantines in 1326. It remained the most important administrative and commercial centre until Mehmed II conquered Constantinople in 1453. It was known for baths and hot springs. There is a very heavy Ottoman ...
... sermon.... His very , very long sermon during which he was emotional at times. our tour leader, Iskander told us that he whirling dervishes usually started at 9 30pm however, the Iman didn't finish his sermon until almost 11pm. We then filed into the Dervish lodge, men down stairs, women upstairs, to watch the whirling dervishes perform. Some of the men performing we're young boys. The positioning of their hands and head has religious significance. The head, on which is worn a felt ...
... him. And I wonder if anyone does? His words are filtered through an ever-exasperated rhythm and odd vocal patterns, and his body language is equally as frantic and jagged. I find him absolutely hilarious as he just yells at me in (what I'm assuming is) friendly Turkish hospitality.
I don't miss home. I miss people. I miss my best friend who's off on his own overseas teaching adventure. I miss my parents annoying each ...
... I'm prepared for a sort of relaxation period, have a few days of peace and quiet and reflection and..snow maybe? All that was here a few weeks ago has melted as we go through another odd warm period. Whatever my projections of the season are, though based in what I've known, they aren't matched by the environment, and that disconnect is a novel one for me to wade through.
I think the best gift of the season (or of anytime for that matter) is ...