THE BEST OF BURSA: HIGHLIGHTING THE BEST OF BURSA, TURKEY
      Bursa Weather by the Seasons

      Bursa Weather by the Seasons

      One of the questions I often get asked by friends who live outside of Turkey is, “What’s the weather like in Bursa?” Some people immediately follow with another question: “It’s a lot like a desert, isn’t it?” When I respond by saying no, they sometimes look a little...
      Snapshots from Bursa’s Snowy Streets

      Snapshots from Bursa’s Snowy Streets

      We’re pretty confident that winter in Bursa is coming to an end. Sure, there will be snow on the mountain for a couple of months yet. But down here in the valley the season appears to be turning. Crabapple trees are blooming, tulips are pushing their way through the...
      A Snowy Drive Up Uludağ Road

      A Snowy Drive Up Uludağ Road

      It was a rainy 7 degrees centigrade when my buddy, Mehmet, called me out of the blue and asked me if I’d like to go with him on a Saturday afternoon drive up Uludağ Road to the mountaintop.  “Um, okay,” I said with a slight bit of trepidation, wondering in the back of...
      A Bit of Warmth in Cold, Rainy December

      A Bit of Warmth in Cold, Rainy December

      There are times when living as a foreigner among Turkish people is really enjoyable.  Like when they stop you in the street, shake your hand, and ask you to sit down for a cup of tea.  Or when they bend down to greet your children with a kiss and a pinch on the...