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 […]

Eminönü To Kadıköy – Europe to Asia On An Istanbul Ferry

Over the years, most of our posts about our various jaunts to Istanbul have covered our exploits around the European shores of the city. But, Istanbul also has an Asian side – well you know it’s that famous place in the world (we refuse to type out any of any of those clichés) where you can be on one […]

Antalya To Fethiye – A Coastal Road Trip

Antalya: to drive or not to drive; that is the question. Well, we’re big fans of public transport in Turkey and Fethiye to Antalya by bus is a perfectly simple (and cheap) exercise, but when we went to Antalya in March we decided to take a hire car with us so we could drive back […]

How To Get From Fethiye To Dalyan By Bus

For lots of visitors to the Fethiye area, Dalyan has always been that place where you go on an organised day trip from Fethiye. A transfer from Fethiye to Dalyan, before getting in a boat and sailing along the river to look at the Lycian ruins and going on to the sulphur mud baths before […]

An East Turkey Road Trip – Are You Ready?

We’d like to take you on a little road trip over the course of some of the next few blogposts… We’re taking you on an East Turkey road trip from Patnos, Ağrı and back to Patnos again, over three days and two nights. It’s around 500 miles in total with not a motorway in sight […]

East Turkey Adventures On The Road – 10 Driving Tips For A Road Trip

“Have you brought your driving license?” “Yeah, why?” “Good. We’re going on a road trip. You’re driving.” We’d just got off the bus from Erzurum, which was immediately preceded by 20 hours or so on the Doğu Express train from Ankara. Time delays meant we’d decided to stay with our friend for just a couple […]

Ankara To Erzurum On The Doğu Express – The Train Journey In Photos

Rail travel in Turkey – it really should be top of everybody’s agenda. This is our photographic journey of the Doğu Express (Doğu Ekspresi) overnight train from Turkey’s capital, Ankara to the city of Kars. We were alighting in Erzurum. Let us set the scene… It’s May 2013 and, so far on our journey, we’ve […]

Eskişehir To Ankara By Yüksek Hızlı Tren – Yeah, We’d Do That Again!

We’re big advocates of Turkey’s intercity buses and travel on them all the time – hopefully, we’ll be on this Fethiye to Istanbul bus in November – but we’ve got to say, if there’s a train on offer, we’re there! We love us a bit of a train journey and we were excited when we […]

Fethiye To Fethiye – Planes, Trains, Automobiles & Others Besides. It’s Good To Be Home.

Nineteen days ago, we set off from home in Fethiye to take the bus to Eskişehir. Since then, we’ve exhausted many types of transport travelling around Turkey – we just needed a donkey or a horse to complete the list – and this morning, we woke up in our own bed, back home. At the […]

Getting Around Turkey – Fethiye To Eskişehir By Intercity Bus

As you’ll know if you read this blog a lot, we love to get around Turkey by intercity bus and, where possible, by train. Many of our friends prefer to make use of Turkey’s budget airlines, particularly as these are increasing their flight network all the time, flying to more and more of Turkey’s smaller […]