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...