9 Turkish Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

It’s not often we write about Turkish desserts or sweetie goodness on this blog because neither of us has a particularly sweet tooth. However, as Ramazan Bayramı is once more upon us and, as this is the time when people tend to indulge in foods of the sugary variety, now seems like the perfect time […]

Beşkaza Meydanı, Fethiye, 23rd April – This Day Belongs To The Children

23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı Kutlu Olsun!  23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı (National Sovereignty and Children’s Day) in Fethiye: every year on 23rd April, Turkey celebrates National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, and since Beşkaza Meydanı (the Fethiye town square) came onto the scene, Fethiye has done this particular bayram in style. If […]

Cumhuriyet Bayramı – Celebrating 90 Years Of The Turkish Republic In Fethiye

If you know anything about Turkey at all, you’ll know that yesterday was the 90th anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Turkey (Cumhuriyet Bayramı). Not that most Turks need much excuse to openly display their national pride, but Cumhuriyet Bayramı is a day of loud and proud unabashed flag waving, singing, chanting. Once […]

Republic Day In Fethiye

Yesterday was Cumhuriyet Bayramı (Republic Day) in Turkey and in Fethiye, there was a party atmosphere. People gathered throughout the day around the new town square which now boasts a large statue of Atatürk (the founder of the Turkish Republic). Families clambered up the steps to the top of the statue to have their photos […]

Is This Fethiye’s Biggest Ever Music Event?

If you read this blog regularly, you will know that we have a very biased fondness for our adopted hometown of Fethiye, Southwest Turkey. The mountains, the Mediterranean, Paspatur (the old town), one of the largest natural harbours in the world, restaurants, bars; what more could we want? Well, while the local live music scene […]

Kurban Bayram – Running The Gauntlet At Patlangıç Market

Tomorrow is the first day of one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar, known in Turkish as Kurban Bayramı – the festival of the sacrifice. This is the third time Kurban Bayramı has occurred since we started Turkey’s for Life, but each time the festival occurs, there is always something different we […]

Ramazan Events in Fethiye

Apart from the daily sunset cannon, friends fasting or absconding from drinking alcohol and us enjoying the special Ramazan bread, Ramazan in Fethiye usually passes by quietly for us. At the beginning of this month, we did a post on how Ramazan in Fethiye might affect your holiday and said that you probably wouldn’t even […]

Whirling Dervishes – Ramazan in Fethiye

We’re halfway through the Muslim holy month of Ramazan and, in Fethiye, the council (belediye) have organised free evening entertainment for each day of this special month. Last night, the crowds – including us – gathered early, knowing the open-air stage was about to be graced with members of Turkey’s Konya Mevlevi Order; better known […]

Ramazan Pide Bread – A Special Treat For The Holy Month

Turkish bread is nothing short of paradise to your taste buds! Whenever friends come to see us, one of the first things they want to do is go to the nearest little bakery or market and buy some fresh bread. It’s just so warm, crusty on the outside, hollow-sounding, soft-centred, light…the perfect bread. We’re not being biased […]

Ramazan In Fethiye – Will It Affect Your Holiday?

If you are wondering how Ramazan in Fethiye will affect your holiday, then this guide will tell you all about what happens during the holy month in this particular corner of Turkey. Each year, Muslims in Turkey and all over the world begin a month of fasting during daylight hours; the holy month of Ramazan (the […]