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Snapshots of a Turkish Bazaar

Even if you’ve never visited Turkey, you’ve no doubt heard about Turkish bazaars. Loud, crowded, and odoriferous, bazaars (“pazar” in Turkish) have been the mainstay of neighborhood commerce in Turkey for centuries. As such, v...
by The Best of Bursa on Aug 25, 2016

Breakfast, Cherries, and Tea: An Uludağ Adventure

A guest post by Sharon Rott The hills around Bursa are full of wild cherry trees. Late spring fresh cherries are a delicious seasonal treat. One recent Saturday morning, my friend, Atay, took me up the mountain for a bite of breakfast followed by che...
by The Best of Bursa on Jun 8, 2016

On the Hunt for Wild White Water in the Uludağ Backcountry

A guest post by Matt Conley We were definitely in the mood to discover a good white water run suitable for kayaking. Friends had told us it might be possible on some of the fast-running rivers around Uludağ. So after a long time staring at the Bursa...
by The Best of Bursa on Apr 4, 2016

Life Lessons Learned on an Uludağ Hike

A guest post by Matt Conley One of my passions in life is to dive into other cultures through travel and outdoor adventure. It was during my first camping and hiking trip with some Turkish friends of mine that my belief that outdoor adventure can...
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 25, 2016

Discovering Bursa with The Best of Bursa

A guest post by Kaela La Farge Jason and I are always in the mood to explore Turkish cities and towns we haven’t before visited. Bursa was near the top of our must-visit list, and when we ran across The Best of Bursa while planning our weekend geta...
by The Best of Bursa on Jan 17, 2016

Spring Photos Never Entered

Almost. Thought about it. Could’ve. Should’ […] The post Spring Photos Never Entered appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Aug 1, 2015

Photos Fit To Be Hung

Some months ago, my lovely wife asked me to frame a few […] The post Photos Fit To Be Hung appeared first on The Best of Bursa. Copyright © The Best of Bursa. All rights reserved.
by The Best of Bursa on Mar 18, 2015

#3 The Little Things In Life

Isn't it so easy to be annoyed by how the world has 'wronged' us? Eg) -When the waiter messes up your order and you have to wait longer for that delicious pan mee you've been craving for. - When you walk to put in coins into the parking meter and w...
by Footsteps on Sep 18, 2012

Things I'm going to miss about the UK

Hi folks. It's sort of the final month in the UK now. It's June 13 today. I'll be leaving this flat on June 29. A few others will be leaving earlier. We're graduating on July 5. Then I'm flying home on July 27. So yeah, things are moving really fa...
by Footsteps on Jun 13, 2012

8th Month in the UK

That's a countdown sticker widget on my desktop. It's been 241 days since leaving Malaysia. In 20 days time, I'll be 21 years old. The end of yesterday's International Children's Rights Law paper marked the end of my law degree. It's almost mid-2012.
by Footsteps on May 25, 2012

A Scenario : The Sinking Boat

Imagine we're all on our own sinking boats for one second. So everybody's busy scooping out water and plugging the holes. Some techniques are more effective than the others. When the boat sinks, we capsize. When we capsize, we drown and die...
by Footsteps on May 7, 2012

#2 For Rainy Days

Yeah, it has been raining every single day for the past month here in the UK. Yeah, it has been kinda annoying. No, it hasn't been all that bad. Here's cheers to sleeping to the sound of rain.
by Footsteps on Apr 27, 2012

#1 Being alone and happy

There comes a time upon every person's life when they'll eventually have to do something alone. Whether it be eating in the cafeteria alone, doing their laundry, working in their cubicle, being on the (surgical) operating table or just plain living.
by Footsteps on Apr 10, 2012

"There's a world out there that we should see"

Hello lo lo lol folks! It's been kinda long since I last blogged, and I don't really have an entertaining excuse other than the boring 'studies' and 'lagging' one. So what's new? Well, Reading's Malaysian Night two weeks ago went by well, and here...
by Footsteps on Apr 5, 2012

Honesty somehow doesn't feel right sometimes

So I checked my mail this evening and guess what?! I received a £250 cheque in my mail! YES, 250 POUNDS. That's RM1250 for you Malaysians. Which is the slightly more than the starting salary of a policeman in Malaysia. It's addressed to my name...
by Footsteps on Mar 20, 2012

Reading Malaysian Night 2012 [The Aftermath]

So..... Malaysian Night (http://rumnite.weebly.com/) is over. And it was overwhelming. Just some stats: - We had a full house and sold out tickets since the day before. As expected, we didn't have enough chairs. All cast and crew had t...
by Footsteps on Mar 19, 2012

The Aftermath

So..... Malaysian Night (http://rumnite.weebly.com/) is over. And it was overwhelming. Just some stats: - We had a full house and sold out tickets since the day before. As expected, we didn't have enough chairs. All cast and crew had to s...
by Footsteps on Mar 19, 2012

Her Untold Story (of Domestic Help)

I just watched the above and thought it was awesome and relates to the story I wanted to blog about so here it goes! P/s: it is quite long so go make a cuppa milo or hot chocolate then read ahead. ********** You see ya, I live in halls of residence...
by Footsteps on Mar 15, 2012

Bring it on, exams!

I'm thinking it's about time I half-go into hibernation mode, popping up occasionally to say 'hi' to the internet. Maybe I'll half-shut this blog, twitter and facebook. I don't know, but somehow I'm beginning to focus on the fact that in two mon...
by Footsteps on Mar 9, 2012

Bring it on

I'm thinking it's about time I half-go into hibernation mode, popping up occasionally to say 'hi' to the internet. Maybe I'll half-shut this blog, twitter and facebook. I don't know, but somehow I'm beginning to focus on the fact that in two mon...
by Footsteps on Mar 9, 2012


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