Driving Southwest Turkey: A 5 Day, 4 Night Road Trip

It all got kick started with a wedding invite. We’d been talking through summer about maybe taking off for a few days at the beginning of October – some vague plans of hiring a car, taking in some archaeological sites and having a wander; a bit like our East Turkey road trip. An invite to […]

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 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 […]

Dantel Pension, Antalya – Cosy Kaleiçi Digs

Clean room? Check. Comfy bed? Check. Decent breakfast? Check. In a good spot? Check. Great for our budget? Check. Yeah, these are all the things we look for when we’re booking our digs for any little jaunt we do and Dantel Pension in Antalya’s old town, Kaleiçi, ticked all of our boxes. Whenever we go […]

In Antalya? Don’t Miss Karaalioğlu Park

The more we visit the southern Mediterranean city of Antalya, the more we love it. That’s the beauty of slow travel. We get more of a feel for what makes a place tick. Rather than racing around, ticking places off in a ‘been there, done that, time to move on’ fashion, you get to sink […]

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 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 […]

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, […]

Mooching Around Leytur Hotel, Ovacık – And Glad We Did

Mooching around hotels and other types accommodation; it’s one of our favourite pastimes. Over our years in Turkey, we’ve been able to have a good old nosy around quite a few hotels. Either because we happen to be staying there, or, usually in the case of Fethiye, well, we just go and ask. That was kind […]