Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Summary of our trip...

We went to Turkey, Bursa for several different reasons, we went as a family and along with my parents and brother to go to my uncles wedding, it was so amazing to see family who I hadn't seen for ages, we went to Oylat a spa town located in the Uludag mountain range for a couple of days to reap the benefits of the thermal waters which is ranked 2nd in the world. Oylat has a legend associated with its healing waters, once upon a time, the daughter of a Byzantine ruler of the region was struck by a mysterious illness. Unable to cure her, her doctors sent her into the forest to take the waters as a last resort. Believing that her case was hopeless, they told her to ''Öl yat'', or simply accept her fate and ''lie down and die''. But the girl was miraculously cured and soon returned to the palace. The spring became renowned for its healing powers, and was renamed Oylat.

Oylat Thermal Springs are recommended for rheumatic pains, arthritis, kidney disorders, skin diseases, gynecological diseases, poliomyelitis, neuralgias, neuritis, sciatica, neuralgia, mental fatigue and rheumatoid arthritis and is a great healer for asthmatics.

The waters were amazing, and we all left feeling fresher and more lively, we went into the waters about 4x a day, and it just makes you nap all day long, defintiely a relaxing break. We took Esra in too, but stayed closer to the door so the steam didn't overpower her, and I think it's helped clear her chest quite a bit and hopefully totally cleared out her bronchilitis. My skin totally feels amazing and I hardly wore any makeup on our trip. Result but what a waste of packing space! :)

After we returned from Oylat, we just went out with friends and did a whole lot of eating extremely yummy food!



The view from my grandads house



Me & my grandad (mums side - this is who Esra gets her bue eys from)



Me on the mutluluk koprusu (Happy Bridge) in Oylat.
No Makeup and oily hair after my massage! :)

Mmmm the food was yummy, here's the starters my dads freinds wife prepared for us! Thank you Sunduz abla!



And now here are a few snapshots of some of my favourite food from our trip, I felt like a right tourist whipping out my camera at restaurants but hey ho!


Kemal Pasha (sweet)



Iskender



Sutlu Kadayif (sweet)



Borek



Inegol Koftesi



Kofte


Mmmm, sorry if I made you hungry!

I also purchased a couple of makeup items, beads and jewellery that I will have to include in some other kind of post, speak soon! x X x

44 comments:

MK said...

Omgggg all the food <3

& you are beautiful .

Glitterish Allsorts said...

That food all looks DELiCiOUS!

Your grandfather looks so sweet :)

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Canım hoşgeldin Türkiye'ye :)Türkçe konuşmasını biliyormusun bilmiyorum ama bu yazdıklarımı umarım okuyabiliyorsundur...:) Bende senin Türkiye/Ankara'dan takipçinim...Bende beklerim bloğuma...O güzel bebeğini ve seni öpüyorum...

Bebel e Humberto said...

You look beautiful and so happy! So nice to come back home. I feel exactly the same when I go to Brazil (living in Leeds now). And the food... Oh, the food! That table looks just like heaven! :) Thanks for sharing!

SILVIA said...

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Blog said...

Such wonderful photos canım, I have followed your blog for a long time now, I was in turkey two weeks ago my fiancé is turkish and is currently doing his national service. I spend alot of time over there. Looks like you & your family had a brilliant time x

lauren tarlton said...

Ahhh it looks beautiful and the food too!...I'm going to turkey in June my big brother is going to get married there I am so excited after seeing your pics :-) xx

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soffie hicks said...

I want all that food! x

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Computergirl said...

Sounds like a very therapeutic holiday xx

Donatella said...

very niceeeee, Turkey is 30' away from my island, lovely!!! This photos taken from new camera??

Ella'martine said...

beautiful, and you look just as stunning in the 'no makeup greasy hair 'pic. the food has made me hungry! hax

Ella Pretty Blog said...

Your trip looked amazing - family time plus relaxation and beautiful scenery- what more could you ask for? All that food looks so delicious, we went to Istanbul a couple of years ago and loved all the grilled meats we had! So flavorful and fresh ....my stomach is now growling lol!

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Parveen said...

Beautiful photos Muhsine!!! I love the one of you and your grandad - sooo sweet! Your stunnning inside and out :) x

skaff038 said...

You looked stunning and refreshed! I love borek, it's one of my favourite foods. I have eaten it from so many different countries and I will never tire of it! xox

Andee Layne said...

still looking gorgeous even with no makeup and oily hair love! and that food looks delish!!

Gagan said...

Wow sounds like a great trip, and those waters sounds amazing! Also, that food looks so yummy!!

Laiqah said...

Love! Love! LOVE the one of you and your Grandad! And the photo of you with no make up... BEAUTIFUL!!!

lauraa said...

Oh gosh you have just given me such a craving for borek!!! Looks like a lovely trip
xxx

Ashley said...

You look so beautiful! Great photos!


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Ellie said...

It sounds wonderful, you look stunning in the pictures and bless your grandad :)

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Jasmin said...

Food looks amazing and glad you had a good trip :)
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Heather said...

Beautiful place! Now I need something sweet!

~Heather

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Aysh said...

Oh my gosh all that gorguz FOOOOD! :D The place you went to sounds absolutely wonderful, hope you had a fab trip. Oh...& you look just stunning ;D

Love Aysh xoxo

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Sezka said...

ooh that looks delicious.

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Destiny - Yankeenaijachick + Success said...

that looks delicious, wow! I love yummy food.

Hira said...

The food looks sooo amazing! So do you!

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Chahrazad said...

What a cute photo with your grandfather! And the food mashaAllah. Seems deliciouss

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milkyway said...

I'm moving to Turkey this year..Turkish food is delicious great pics

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Dani said...

The food looks sooo good! and you look really happy:)

couture-and-the-city said...

Hii Just discovered your blog! Your absolutely stunning without makeup! Turkey is beautiful, I went there on holiday last summer and had the best time ever! Its gorgeous. However Im pretty hungry right now after seeing the food! Du'a xx

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Muhsine Emin said...

Thank you for all of your lovely comments :) sorry it has taken me forever to respond.

@Princess - Evet Turkce konusabiliyorum cok sukur :) klavye ingiliz oldugu icin biraz komik oluyor ama neyse :) blogumu begendigin icin cok sevindim:) x

Anuschka8ify said...

love your photos....so real and natural...and the turkish food is amazing ... i think i am gonna make some borek today ;)

Hanni said...

MashaAllah I cannot wait to visit Turkey. It's such a beautiful place! Hanni xxx http://thehijabifashionista.blogspot.com/

Nastya Kononova said...

AWESOME!!!!

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Ann said...

The food looks great! I would have liked to know what some of the items were in English, (kinds of meats, etc.) Glad you had a nice time!

Ann said...

The food looks great! I would have liked to know what some of the items were in English, (kinds of meats, etc.) Glad you had a nice time!

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ABI said...

Yes you did!! Hahahha I'm so hungry now :S

Anonymous said...

Are you part Cherkess?