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, […]

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. […]

Scenes From Üçağız – A Lycian And Modern Day Treat

We were on the final stop of the westward route of our gulet cruise along Turkey’s southern Lycian coast. Lazing in sheltered bays around the area known to sailors as Kekova Roads, we’d traversed the sunken city of Kekova. We’d swam in the clear waters at Tersane. And, of course, we’d also realised a dream in […]

Why Duru Balık Was Our Bodrum Foodie Highlight

Travel’s a personal thing and we all get our own highlights and memories from trips we go on. If you read this blog a lot, you’ll know our travel highlights usually centre around some sort of food we’ve eaten and delighted in: Istanbul and the kokoreç in Galata, Izmir with its enormous midye dolma and offally söğüş, […]

Ağan Pension, Bodrum Centre – Another Little Happy Find

We’re starting to get quite a little collection of comfortable, familiar go to places whilst on our travels around Turkey. In Antalya, we’ve got Hotel Twenty (we stayed there again on our last visit), in Kaş we’ve got Meltem Pension, Istanbul is the exceptional Istanbul Place Apartments and now, we’ve found a great little place in […]

A Photographic Walk From Antalya Clock Tower To Konyaaltı

We’re going for a little stroll along the Antalya city centre seafront in this blog post. And there’s no rush. How long it takes you to complete this journey depends on how fast you walk, whether or not you want to detour off down to the old harbour (don’t worry, there’s a lift with views) […]

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 […]