The first day being a rather wet one in Bursa with all the rain, we were perhaps a little down on our choice to go there. But yesterday the weather was great and we took a walk down from the hotel to see the town. Although many of the buildings are quite ugly, there are some very interesting and historical ones in the city center, and we ended up really enjoying our little side trip here. Bursa is definitely a regional city, and it had a less hectic pace than Istanbul and many fewer tourists. Bursa is also home to one of Turkey’s famous national food dishes, Iskender, and we found a well known local establishment. Although delicious, if people eat this everyday I suspect the stats on heart disease here must be through the roof.

From Bursa