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Apr 14, 2012 - Istanbul to Bursa

We met the other members of our tour last night. It is a group of 40 with most of them from Australia. Turns out this tour is on Anzac Cove on the day the Aussies landed during World War I. Our guide informed us that we will be putting on 3600 km during the tour. It was a short ride on the bus to a boat and a cruise on the Bosphorus. Unfortunately it was pouring rain as we started the journey but it did let up enough for some great pictures. The Bosphorus Straight is 20 km long and separates European and Asian Istanbul. It is up to 400 feet...

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Bev's 2012 Adventure

Apr 2, 2011 - Istanbul to Bursa

Ready at 7.30am in the lounge of the hotel with all our gear! All 12 of us were stuffed in three taxis and driven through pouring rain to the ferry terminal. Because of the rain we sat inside on the ferry and chatted with some of our group members. It was about an hour to cross the Marmara Sea. There we transferred to the bus to Bursa. It was a very comfortable bus. We admire the Turkish public transportation: new buses, on time and service on board.. We are given water, juice and snacks on the longer rides. In Bursa we got onto a city...

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Apr 12, 2010 - Day 12 Ankara to Bursa

Day 12 - Ankara to Bursa I woke up today feeling much better, even though we had a slightly earlier start, as our drive to Bursa was going to be long. We went down to our buffet breakfast, and I had some cucumber, tomato, apricots with fruit yogurt, and some very tasty brown bread with butter and cherry jam. The coffee here is good; I like it strong. A few people commented that I looked better today (“not so pale”). We left the hotel at 7:30 am, and drove about a half hour to the Midas Tumulu, in Gordion. The tumuli are enormous earth...

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May 1, 2008 - Bursa, Turkey

We arrived in Bursa which was a surprisingly large city of over one million people. It seemed very European because you did not see many single family homes despite the amount of countryside surrounding the city which is nestled into the side of the mountains. The city was bustling and our hotel directly across the street from one of the more historical mosques. You really get a taste for the way the people live when you listen to their prayers which are broadcast over loudspeakers on the mosques throughout each city and town. I have...

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Dec 10, 2006 - Golyazi, TR

We had driven through Istanbul and around the Izmit Inlet through non stop fog and smog from belching factories and traffic on our way to the Aegean Sea. We knew we were going to have to free camp so when we spied a large lake off in the distance just outside Bursa, we made a quick left turn and headed the 5 Km toward it hoping to find a quiet spot out in nature for the night. Little did we know what was in store for us! We arrived at the small village of Gölyazi and after a very bad decision to drive through the town (the streets were...

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Apr 16, 2006 - The Mediterrainian Ride Begins

The biggest challenge in Turkey has been learning how to read Turkish so we can opperate the computer and upload these photos...nothing is in English. You think you know how to operate Microsoft windows, well try it in Turkish. Good reason for traveling with a lap top. It is suprising how few Turkish speak English outside major tourist destinations - or maybe not. Anyway, we are having a great time. Most folks seem to be finding humour in our bumbling. Here we go...

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Feb 16, 2006 - iskender in bursa

dear nader, excuse me please. arrived in bursa 2 days ago, & now i'm off to izmir. was getting a bit antsy in istanbul. not that i wanted to leave (i really didn't want to), but felt that i should get out there & see many, many more bazaars. can't wait around for an iranian visa forever. & the latest on that is that, well still no visa. they've processed my application & haven't rejected it, but they haven't approved it either & won't unless i get a sponsor. not going to happen, as the government is really giving 'sponsors' a hard time....

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Sep 24, 2005 - Bursa's Hot Mineral Baths

After a drive close to 700km from Gorome / the Cappadocia region, we break for 2 days in Bursa, a city just south of Istanbul where our hotel had a Turkish Bath which was constantly flowing with boiling hot mineral springs (so guess what we were doing everynight????) Keith won the bombie contest here again!(I tried to take a photo of this Turkish Bath, but because the temperature was around 47-68c, the camera lens kept fogging up). Mum and I had our first Turkish Bath (elsewhere) with included a good scrub and massage after we had soaked in...

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Jacki's Journey

Aug 2, 2004 - Filling in the blanks

Istanbul, hazy, high 20s. Last night here in Turkey. It was a nice last day. Ann, Cathey and I took an organized tour to Bursa. We thought that it might have been a little pricey, but it was worth it. There were only 7 of us in the little mini-bus, the three of us and a family from Pakistan who weren't the most friendly folks ever. We tried to engage them in conversation, but after enough half smiles and uninterested "Oh, really?"s we took the hint and kept to ourselves. Our guide, another Mehmet, spoke fluent English with a heavy, heavy...

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