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 ...
What am I doing here. Staring out my classroom window at a newly-green mountain flourishing in spring on a clear spring day. Or better yet, the window into my students' minds and lives, knowing full well that they are gazing right back through mine; knowing, and happily so.
Things are as they should be.
As public a sphere that this bizarre bit of internet space is, in the end, it's still a forum ...
... my classes. Throwing your mind into the mental process of conjugating verbs in say, Turkish, is draining on a similar level. Something else I appreciate now more than ever are the oftentimes poetic phrases and sayings that come from ESL student's mouths. Their mind is free to our language in a way that native speakers don't comprehend easily. The words and phrases are not natural and set forms, as they are to us, they are simply pieces to a larger ...
... an entirely new place.
With all the frustrations growing and growing, along with some issues at the school, I was this close to catching a plane out of here a few days ago. But with my health improving I've tried to catch some rest and hit the reset button and come at things with a more level head. I'm giving it another shot and with any luck I'll stick around a bit longer.
Turkey had a major national holiday on Friday, the 87th anniversary of the founding of ...
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