Kervan Saray Uludag
Travel Blogs from Uludag
... As we neared the ancient city of Bursa, which originally was the capital of the Ottoman Empire from 1335 until 1413 we could see snow capped mountains in the distance. We made a small side trip to the town of Nicaea, now known as Iznik where we visited 11th century church of Aya Sofya. The importance of this city is that this is the location where the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea was held in 325 AD and which resulted in the creation ...
... a lot of fun though!
Before heading back to Istanbul we spent a night in Bursa, the city at the bottom of the mountain. This is where the original Sultans who established the Otoman Empire are buried and we went to see their tombs. We enjoyed wandering around the markets, visiting the mosques and tombs and seeing Turkish life in this interesting city.
New Year's Eve was a quiet affair compared to last year's exploits (when we had gone and stood under Big ...
... musings that, despite whatever self-proclaimed introversion I may cling to, truly want to see the light of day. Or at least the light of another person's mind. At the end of the day, whatever weaves through those two hemispheres of thought and the ether that lies between wants out, wants connection, wants solidarity - and this instinct is pointless to stifle. So I mean nothing little when I say thanks for reading.
... like variables and numbers to an equation. Some combinations work, other's do not, and the process of exploring those combinations often yields fantastically creative and beautiful things.
Yesterday I went with Ryan to a place called Tarihi Çınar. It's a breakfast place up further into the mountains, a quiet place with great views of the city and hills. We ate plenty of fresh bread with many different honey and cream spreads, ...
... Republic. Massive red flags draped almost every building in sight, and crowds of people everywhere in the streets. It was actually quite beautiful to see. Ryan and I had been invited by one of our students to his parent's home for dinner, so after my trip to the hospital we met up and grabbed caught a bus out there. The whole dinner was great, amazing home-cooked Turkish food all around: fried and breaded cauliflower, fish, soups, bread, rice. Afterward we threw back some çay as ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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