Hotel Sokullu

Osmaniye Mah. Istiklal Cad. No:20 Inegol Merkez, Inegol, Bursa Province, Turkey | Hotel
 

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First city

A travel blog entry by aljoohi

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Bursa is my first location, it’s a nice city. I reached Bursa at 4 pm on 14/4/2013 I was exhausted, so I took a taxi to the hotel. I reached the hotel, I went to bed tell 8 pm. I went out to know the city and got ready to enjoy my journey. In the begging I meet some people to ...

Ramadan in Writing

A travel blog entry by ejbeyer

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Despite the lack of posting and official attention I've given this blog, the writing process has continued quite actively in my mind's space, and I've even written a few rough blog entries that were never fully realized and posted. Here is a nice long entry to satisfy anyone who's been waiting for a new word from my corner of the world.

Before I get into my main post regarding Ramadan however, I'd like to take a minute to talk about ...

Teaching

A travel blog entry by ejbeyer

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I've been lucky enough to be surrounded by people with great ideas for class creativity. The school is a chemical reaction of ideas bouncing off of and interweaving with one another. I recently showed Charlie Chaplin's 'The Circus' in a few of my classes, and it was fantastic. Being a silent film, it's set up perfectly for ESL input and dialogue activities. And it also helps that the movie is hilarious in a universal way.

I've had a fair amount of ...

Some things

A travel blog entry by ejbeyer

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... entertaining and awkward due to the language barrier. I was introduced to a suave, middle-aged Turkish man wearing gold chains and a dapper suit who greeted me with the kiss-to-each-cheek routine. First time I've done that over here, and I think the guy delighted in seeing my slight hesitation. That act is usually more common for women when they greet each other. More common for men (who call each other "abi" or "amca" (ahm-ja), literally, 'brother," titles varying depending on ...

Busy busy

A travel blog entry by ejbeyer

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... up a conversation, in English, about who we were, where we came from, etc...
His English wasn't half bad, and when Ryan told him he lived in Mexico City before coming to Turkey, he started speaking Spanish with no less skill. He works for Renault as a factory man, but he studies languages in his free time. We talked and talked, eventually getting on the subject of music and our desire to learn local instruments (as is our wont when conversing with locals), and he lit up. ...

Location

This hotel, located on Osmaniye Mah. Istiklal Cad. No:20 Inegol Merkez, Inegol, is near The Great Mosque (Ulu Camii), Green Mosque (Yesil Camii), Green Tomb (Yesil Turbesi), and Muradiye Complex.
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