Book Review: Mezze – Small Plates To Share By Ghillie Başan

The best food should always carry with it stories and happy memories of life events, travels, chance meetings, making new friends or spending quality time with old friends and family. ‘,’ is a book packed with recipes by award winning, Cordon Bleu trained cookery writer, broadcaster and journalist, Ghillie Başan. In the book, not only […]

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 […]

Adventures & Explorations At The Ruins Of Perge, Antalya

Just what is it with us and the centre of Antalya? Whenever we’re in this city, there’s always a little travel (mis)adventure where something goes slightly array. All good fun, nothing serious…but all the same… every single visit? When we were there recently, we managed two such (mis)adventures in the space of our four night stay. […]

More From The Kekova Region: Sailing By The Island & Swimming At Tersane

We’ve cheated a little bit with our tales from our week-long blue cruise on a gulet because we changed the order a tad. So far, on this cruise, we’ve explored ancient Phaselis, we were entranced by the beach and mysterious ruins of Olympos, we’ve taken a trip to Lycian and Roman Myra and visited the church […]

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. We’re taking you on a tour of the palace’s decadent interior, intricately designed tiles and stained glass windows. We’re taking a peek at harem life in Topkapı Palace; home to the sultans’ wives and […]

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 that big jolly man in the bright red suit, big black boots and a fluffy white beard. He’s busy in Lapland for most of the year, […]

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

Turkish Christmas gifts make wonderful presents which show you’ve put a bit of thought into it this year. So, 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 – but we’ve already made the mince for the mince […]

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 cruise and had sailed by all manner of all-inclusive resorts lining the beaches of Tekirova. Now, after a stretch of green-cliffed coastline, a curve of golden sand […]

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 trees and the sweep of a sandy beach greeted us as the chains rankled. The anchor dropped for the first time on our blue cruise from Kemer to Kekova and back again. “Phaselis,” said our deck hand, […]