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January 2016 – What Went On In Fethiye

2016 and it's time for our (roughly) monthly round up of goings on that we've noticed around Fethiye. Not official news or anything like that - just our little random updates and … [Read More...]

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Visiting Topkapı Palace, Istanbul

Welcome to our massive post about one of Istanbul's (and the world's) most famous landmarks; the residence of the Ottoman sultans, Topkapı Palace. … [Read More...]

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Latest Turkish Recipe

Paçanga Böreği Recipe – A Turkish Favourite

Do you remember in our post about making Turkish rice that we told you about a friend who is a great cook but her husband just loves to eat rice and … [Read More...]

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts & Sucuk – How We Learned To Love Our Seasonal Nemesis

As you're no doubt aware (if you read this blog a lot) we're all for promoting our local Fethiye markets, particularly the Fethiye Friday market. The Friday market is more of a … [Read More...]

Etli Kapuska – Turkish Cabbage Stew With Meat: Let Cabbage Reign

It's usually springtime that comes to mind when we think of seasonal food and abundance - but autumn on the markets of Fethiye is also another period where the stalls are just … [Read More...]

A Recipe For Sour Chicken Soup – Ekşili Tavuk Çorbası

In Turkish cuisine, there are groups of dishes where a particular type of sauce or pastry might be used as the base, but then the fillings can vary. Olive oil dishes are an example … [Read More...]

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Kırkpınar Restaurant – Good Mountain Village Grub

As you know, if you read this blog often, when we have friends or family over to visit in winter, we're quite partial to a little drive up into the … [Read More...]

2015 Highlights – Fethiye, Food & Travelling Turkey

It's that time of year again; that time of year where I always feel a little bit sorry for December. The build up to Christmas and New Year seem to … [Read More...]

Christmas Gift Ideas With A Flavour Of Turkey – It’s That Time Of Year

Are we all feeling festive yet? We're going to be putting our Christmas tree up over the next couple of days to get ourselves really into the spirit - … [Read More...]

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The New Karaköy Fish Market & Seafood Dining At Akın Balık

There's a little corner of Istanbul that's very special to us. Karaköy Fish Market (Karaköy Balık Pazarı) was not just a market but also a place to go … [Read More...]

Basilica Cistern – Going Tourist In Istanbul

The thing is, when you've visited a city so many times, you get settled into wandering streets, previously unknown shops and markets, eateries and … [Read More...]

Hotel Nena, Sultanahmet – Our Posh Hotel Stay At Not-So-Posh Prices

When we were in Istanbul back in April, you may remember we got to stay in a very swanky apartment overlooking the Bosphorus; an apartment where we … [Read More...]

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Antalya Region

St. Nicholas, Santa Claus & Mediterranean Turkey – What’s The Link?

Father Christmas, Santa Claus, St. Nicholas - whatever name we assign to him (and in the UK, we do fluctuate), we all know who he is, don't we? He's … [Read More...]

Olympos Ruins – Mystery And Haunting Beauty

Unlike our arrival at the ruins of Phaselis, there was no mistaking our approach to Olympos. We were sat right at the front of the boat on our gulet … [Read More...]

The Ancient Phaselis Ruins – Gulets, Forests & Beaches

The engines of the gulet slowed to a steady purr as we pulled into the natural sweeping harbour. Pine tress and the sweep of a sandy beach greeted us … [Read More...]

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