Hamam and Whirling Dervish time in Bursa
Trip Start Apr 21, 2009
11Trip End May 07, 2009
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Nefore dinner, we were taken to a tiny bar where local musicians gather every day and jam. Very cool to see 4-5 local old guys playing their instruments and singing, while having a cay. Then we made our way to a local Dervish ceremony. A local guide gave us the background on the Whirling Dervish traditions and meaning, before we saw them in action - well impressive. Hopefully the photos reflect some of what we saw.
Observation: Turk men seem very secure in masculine role, potentially reinforced by the occassional segregagtion (ie single women don't sit next to single men on buses). Not unusual to see two turkish guys walking arm in arm, and no, they weren't camp. We saw police officers doing this, but I wasn't quick enough (and slighlty scared) to catch this on camera.