Travel Blogs from Bursa
... li>Mustafa Kemal Atatürk raised literacy from 6 to 95%. feed the people was his first priority. Now Turkey is down to 26% arable land, 25% of population are farmers. All land privately owned, tax free, subsidised to feed the other 75%. ...
... Brits, the French, the Greeks, the Italians and the Armenians. Mustafa didn’t think this was right at all (and he’s absolutely correct in thinking this way) so he amassed a small army, gathered everyone in Ankara and proceeded to take back his country region by region, kicking out the foreigners one by one. He was cunning though, because after all this was done, he never gave the power back to the sultan. He said that a country should belong ...
... to its tiles inside the building being……that’s it again….being green in color! Voila!
As we left the premises, from the top of the hill, the entire city could be seen....everything looked so peaceful and quiet while in the horizon, the light fog slowly lifted giving it a mystical appearance in the process!
... us they'd never look in without our prior knowledge or consent (won't be trusting that anymore), at times they'll peek in. Apparently, the head director of the main branch in Istanbul was watching and got in a tiffy about the situation.
Sounds bad, right? Well, as it turns out, I wasn't the person they were watching. And initially I was very confused, because the class I taught in that morning had no camera in it. Anywhere. And I looked ...
... think about how amazed her mom would have
been to know she was actually in Turkey watching the Dirvishes whirl
before her eyes! As a young girl, she heard her mom complain that
she and her sisters were racing around the place like Whirling
Dirvishes, not knowing what they were! What a wonderful remembrance
A long, eight-hour bus ride took us to Bursa, where we found a budget
hotel next to the one suggested in our Lonely Planet ...