2016 – Our Highlights From Another Year In Turkey

Here we are again. Almost at the end of the year. And so it’s that time where we have a look back at what’s passed. 2016 is certainly going to go down as ‘turbulent’ for many, but that’s all the more reason to look back at some personal 2016 highlights and fully appreciate all those […]

Çarıklı Et Restaurant, Fethiye – Everything But The Moo…And The Baa

To all of our fellow carnivorous fans of Fethiye out there, this post is (mainly) for you! There are oodles of places to eat around Fethiye, serving all manner of international and Turkish dishes, whether they be meat, seafood or vegetable. Some restaurants serve a happy mix of everything. And we need that, of course. […]

Autumn News From Fethiye

Hmm, well we have to go the ‘autumn’ route with our Fethiye news title, don’t we? Monthly news seems to have gone by the by of late – and yes, we’re fully aware of that. And it’s only personal news, after all. Things we notice going on around town and bits and bobs of what […]

Şehzade Cağ Kebabı – Happy Memories Of The East In Istanbul

Food that’s memorable for all the right reasons; it’s a matter of opinion, of personal experience. For us, our happiest foodie moments in Turkey are ones where the dish is simple, full of flavour, a texture that marries with the food we’re eating…and it’s often a dish that gives you a happy glow, either because […]

Haydarpaşa Cemetery – A Piece Of Commonwealth History In Istanbul

It’s the joy of cities isn’t it? We’d never pretend to be experts on Istanbul but we like to think we have a rough idea of the lay of the land following our numerous visits over the years. But with cities the size of Istanbul, there’s always going to be great little surprises in store. […]

The 17th International Ölüdeniz Air Games – Fantastic!

Each year, in October, the Fethiye events calendar features the International Ölüdeniz Air Games. We always try to get over there for at least one of the days just to soak up a bit of the atmosphere, take a few photos and enjoy the last throes of the summer season on the beach. If the […]

Oven Baked Potato & Courgette Fritters – Our Take On A Classic Turkish Recipe

Here’s a recipe title for you: Fırında Patatesli Kabak Mücveri. That’s what we’re making in this post. It’s a take on a classic Turkish dish and translates to ‘oven baked potato and courgette fritters’ recipe (or oven baked potato and zucchini fritters for our American readers). As far as we’re concerned the reward for your efforts […]

The Zeki Müren Arts Museum – Honouring A Turkish Superstar In Bodrum

Have you ever been to the Zeki Müren Arts Museum in the centre of Bodrum? If you have, then you’ll recognise the photos and some of the stories we’re about to relay here. If not, then let us tell you about this fantastically famous Turkish icon and why we decided to go and visit his […]

The Tale Of Kayaköy Roots Music Festival 2016

It was definitely ambitious; a 2-day music festival in Kayaköy with performances from six well known Turkish bands and musicians. Some of them internationally famous. A festival where you could buy tickets for just one day or for both days – and there was camping, too. On 13th and 14th September, the Kayaköy Roots Music Festival […]

Dipping Our Toes Into Yalıkavak On Turkey’s Aegean

The Bodrum Peninsula is barely touched by the exploring feet of Barry and Julia. But 2016 was the year where we had the opportunity to do a bit of mooching around. Springtime is perfect travelling weather in western Turkey and staying at Ağan Pension in Bodrum centre for the Bodrum Global Run during that time, […]