Cassino War Cemetery – Remembrance And Serenity

This was our second attempt at trying to visit Cassino War Cemetery where the Commonwealth servicemen who lost their lives during the fierce battle of Monte Cassino are laid to rest. In 2012, when we were last in Italy, we'd tried to find it then. Our friend's family home is in the area, close to … [Read more...]

2012 In Review – The Travelling Turkey Bit

2012 has been a bit different to previous years for us in that we've spent our first twelve months with Turkish residency. This has meant we haven't done any of our regular day trips to Meis so we had a bit of spare travel cash to play with to go somewhere a bit different. Let's have a look at some … [Read more...]

Remembrance Sunday: Looking Back To Cassino

How do you research before you travel somewhere new? Back in May, we went to Italy to stay with some friends. The family home is in the Cassino area of Italy, an area we had never heard of until these friends bought us a book, 'Monte Cassino' by Matthew Parker. Cassino was the scene in what is said … [Read more...]

Living In Turkey – And Thinking Italy…

A timely post, really. We're not going to write too much on this blog about what we got up to while we were in Italy in April / May of this year - after all, we are a blog about our life in Turkey. However, regular readers will be more than aware that we love our Turkish food. You probably also know … [Read more...]