Natural Bursa by Özgür Altınkaynak

Natural Bursa by Özgür Altınkaynak

There are some truly beautiful natural areas in and around Bursa. When a skilled photographer captures Bursa’s natural beauty on camera, I am both impressed and inspired. That’s why when I ran across Özgür Altınkaynak’s photography of Bursa’s nature, I asked him if I...
Īskender Kebab: Bursa’s Tasty Signature Dish

Īskender Kebab: Bursa’s Tasty Signature Dish

Bursa is known for a good many things: Ottoman history, silk and textiles, candied chestnuts, Uludağ, winter sports, metalworking, auto manufacturing, peaches and apples, ancient plane trees, among many others. But when it comes to regional Turkish cuisine, Bursa’s...
The Web’s Best Turkey Travel Tips

The Web’s Best Turkey Travel Tips

I’ve recently noticed an uptick in the number of articles in the blogosphere offering tips and advice about Turkey travel. While I haven’t read every article on the subject, I have perused a few of the more popular ones. Some of them are excellent and offer useful...
Alesta’s Turkish Home Cooking

Alesta’s Turkish Home Cooking

As my sisters and I sat around the table one recent day enjoying my wife’s excellent variation of tabouli, the delicious eastern Mediterranean salad, the subject of Turkish cuisine came up in conversation. As we talked, I was reminded of our friend, Alesta, and her...