Weekending At Full Moon Camp, Kabak – Life’s Good

Life’s little traditions. For my birthday, we always go to Antalya. It’s round about the same time as Runatolia so that tradition has happened by default. For Barry’s birthday, it’s an escape to Kabak. Only a dolmuş ride away but an amazing journey along the mountain road and a true feeling of ‘being away from […]

A Bumper July In Fethiye

Another month has passed us by so time for our usual little roundup of what’s been going on in Fethiye. Some random observations and a little bit of what we’ve been getting up to throughout this very hot July. Fethiye Harbour As usual, we’ll kick things off with the final section of Fethiye harbour. We’re […]

A Walk To Gümbet From Bodrum – And Some Windmills, Too

We’d eyed the crumbling windmills that watch over the harbour and the Aegean on previous stops in Bodrum and kept saying we’d make it up there one day. Although decaying, they stand stout – a neat row along the crest of the hill. The views must be fantastic, we thought. Over the other side, the […]

Top Turkish Food Favourites – What’s Yours?

What is the first meal you look forward to eating when arriving in Turkey? That question was just a random one that we asked on our Facebook Page. So many were the answers we received about your favourite Turkish food that we couldn’t just let it go. It became a mini project – tallying up […]

Summer Fruit Frozen Yoghurt – A Sweet Mix Of Seasonal And Local Ingredients

Something light and something cold. That’s been the main reply from each of us this summer when the other has asked, “What shall we eat today?” If you read our Fethiye news updates, you’ll know that we’ve made so many of our staple salads over summer – our salad of green lentils, a tangy chickpea […]

Charcoal Palace – Mangal Saray Restaurant, Çalış: Our Guilty Pleasure

You wouldn’t know it was there, if you didn’t know it was there. And we don’t just mean the restaurant we’re going to write about; Charcoal Palace – Mangal Saray in Çalış. We’re talking about its location, too. Bedesten Bazaar, the little square where Charcoal Palace resides, is not the type of place that announces […]

Fethiye Living – Early Summer News Update

Welcome to this month’s random news from daily life in Fethiye. All those little goings on that don’t merit their own blog post. Little happenings and repeat visits to places – they get mentions on social media but would go missed on the blog if it wasn’t for this section. And it’s been super busy. […]

Iskender Kebab Recipe – Turkey’s Famous Kebab Made At Home

Iskender Efendi; this is the chap who invented the Iskender Kebab in the northwest city of Bursa back in the 19th century. When we moved to Turkey in 2003, Bursa was the first place we visited as part of our travels. Friends had told us to make sure we ate Iskender Kebab at the restaurant […]

Help Beach & Yacht Club, Fethiye – Love It!

What a great day we had! We need to tell you that there’s yet another new addition to the Fethiye beach scene and, as with all newcomers, we were excited and just had to go and check it out. But we had to bide our time. Mixed weather since their opening day didn’t really make for […]

Fethiye News – Summer And Ramazan

What’s this, then? Two Fethiye monthly news updates in two months? Aren’t we on a roll, eh? Well, there’s always so much to tell you, so, this last month, we’ve even kept some little notes then we don’t forget anything. It’s all go, you see. All the usual random stuff of what we’ve been up […]