THE BEST OF BURSA: HIGHLIGHTING THE BEST OF BURSA, TURKEY
      Tavla and Okey: The Games We Play

      Tavla and Okey: The Games We Play

      A guest post by Jesse S. It seems like everywhere I go in Bursa I see three things: football on the television, pairs of people of all ages fast and furiously playing tavla (backgammon), and groups of older men peacefully enjoying okey (pronounced “okay,” a game...
      Camel Wrestling: A Cultural Experience

      Camel Wrestling: A Cultural Experience

      A guest post by Sharon Rott Sharon Rott came to Bursa as a teacher. But in her free time, she enjoys new adventures and cultural experiences. She has contributed to The Best of Bursa before. In this piece, Sharon shares about her experience at a traditional camel...
      Village Scenes by Özgür Altınkaynak

      Village Scenes by Özgür Altınkaynak

      Bursa is a large, modern metropolis that boasts all the amenities and features of contemporary life. But not too far out of the city, the hills and back roads surrounding Bursa are full of traditional little villages that feel worlds away from the hustle, bustle, and...
      A Peek into Ayvaini Cave

      A Peek into Ayvaini Cave

      A guest post by Matt Conley Ayvaini Cave is one of Bursa’s lesser known natural jewels. Located about 2 kilometers south of Uluabat Lake not far from the town of Mustafakemapaşa, the cave was discovered in 1970 by three Spaniards and officially opened to the public in...