A Datça Holiday & Our 2nd Birthday

Today, we have returned back to Fethiye after a weekend of chilling out on the Datça Peninsula (a 3-4 hour drive, west of Fethiye) with Turkish friends and their family. And also today, our blog has reached another milestone in its short life because today is its 2nd birthday. Happy birthday to our blog!!

Datça Views From Esentepe

Esentepe, towards the tip of the Datça Peninsula, on the road to Knidos

We were going to have a special post for our two-year anniversary but our last-minute jaunt – with its distinct lack of internet – soon put pay to that. Not to worry though. We’ve returned to Fethiye recharged and refreshed and have just recovered from the stiff Datça peninsula autumn breezes that have given us a healthy, rosy glow. We’re ready to launch into year 3 with gusto.

What’s in store for our 3rd year?
A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes of the blog lately in preparation for some changes we hope you’ll like. We’ll not go into detail in this post because you’ll see what we have in store in the coming weeks.

But there are three things that definitely won’t change on Turkey’s For Life during year 3. We’ll still be Turkish-food-obsessed. Photos of what we eat, and recipes we discover, will make their way into blog posts. We’ll still be travelling to as many places in Turkey as possible – as much as our budget allows – and writing about those places on the blog so we can continue to build an overall picture of the country. And of course, we’ll always muse about the goings on in our beloved hometown of Fethiye.

For now though, we’ll leave you with a view of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea from the top of Esentepe (Esen Hill) on the Datça Peninsula. It may be Monday but we’re going to have a glass of red to celebrate our return to Fethiye and our little milestone. Şerefe!

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  1. Happy birthday! Can’t wait to see what else is in store.

  2. Congratulations to you and your blog! I’m very happy to meet you and I love to read about Turkey from your view. Looking forward to seeing the changes at your blog!Nice senelere!

  3. Many happy returns. Here’s to the year three!

  4. @ Belinda: Thanks. Hope to be working on the changes a bit more now. 🙂

    @ zerrin: Thank you and same to you as well. 🙂

    @ Jack Scott: Thanks. Very much looking forward to year 3. 🙂

  5. Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Julia. I’ve loved reading your blog and look forward to year of great reads. Good luck with your changes.

  6. @ Jenny: Thanks for the lovely comment. We’ve enjoyed your blog, too. Hopefully, all the changes will go smoothly… 🙂

  7. Happy blog birthday! What an exciting milestone. I look forward to reading more about your adventures!

  8. @ Clara: Thanks for your comment. Yes, an exciting milestone. doesn’t seem 2 years ago since we did our first post. Hopefully more adventures to come. 🙂

  9. Congratulations on the birthday! TFL is a great blog and we look forward to many more aniversaries to come. Also curious to see what you “have in store for the coming weeks.” Cheers!

  10. @ Mark: Thank you and thank you. All being well, the changes should be evident just about the time you’re leaving Fethiye… 😉 Sooner than that, hopefully. A biggish job has become a rather large task!!:)

  11. happy birthday to your lovely blog Julia!

  12. @ Turkish Cuisine: Thank you very much! 🙂

  13. Already!? Happy belated blog birthday! 😀

  14. @ Ping: I know. Doesn’t time fly? Think we must be getting old. 😉

  15. I can’t believe it’s been another year, feel like we were just celebrating your last blog birthday. Anyway, happy (belated) birthday!

  16. @ Anil: Thank you for the belated blog birthday wishes. Always much appreciated! 🙂

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