Çalış Beach Sunset – Photo Of The Day And A December Update

Yes, this is the photo-of-the-day for December 6th in our December New Year countdown. It’s been a popular one on our Turkey’s For Life Facebook page – don’t we all love a good Çalış Beach sunset. It doesn’t matter how many photos we take of them, no two are the same. Yesterday was really balmy […]

Winter In Fethiye – Five Ways To Survive It

Well, as far as we’re concerned, surviving winter in Fethiye isn’t about surviving at all. We love it! But we do get many people asking us, “But what do you do in winter? What’s the weather like? Don’t you get bored?” No. In fact, we’d love Fethiye to be on everyone’s winter itineraries. For starters, […]

Fethiye Weather – Four December Photos

It’s a question everyone asks: What’s the weather like in Fethiye in _____? (Insert month). We all know July and August are scorchers on the Southwest coast of Turkey and rain or cloud is very rare. Spring and autumn are pleasant – our favourite time of year in fact – and winter can be anything […]

Fethiye Storms – The Aftermath

I know there are horrendous storms that affect certain parts of the world on a regular basis and last night’s storm in Fethiye would probably look like a mere gust of wind in comparison to those, but for this area of the Southwest Turkish coast, the storm was pretty significant. Thunder, lightening, high winds and […]

Fethiye New Year Treats – It Could Be You!

We’re definitely in the festive spirit now. The weather’s gone cold and wet, as it ought to be at this time of year, so we’ve been stuck indoors. There was nothing for it but to make an effort and put the Christmas tree up to the sounds of some classic Christmas tracks. The tree is […]

Fethiye Weather – Baltic Temperatures

So far this winter, we’ve been enjoying warm Fethiye sunshine, unseasonably high temperatures and mild evenings. However, rumours were rife from the beginning of November that Fethiye was in for a cold winter (by Fethiye’s standards) and last week, weather presenters broke the news that Baltic temperatures were being pushed towards Turkey. Yesterday and through […]

Fethiye Festivities – Sundial Hotel

We’re getting there slowly; Christmas is creeping up on us really quickly and we’re starting to feel the festive spirit really slowly. Yesterday helped us along the way very nicely though. Murat, the owner of the Sundial Hotel in Fethiye decided to play Father Christmas and invite people for an afternoon of roasted chestnuts and […]

Fethiye Festive Season – Photo Story

I love this photo and as we’ve just woken up to the second day of Advent and the UK and much of northern Europe is covered in snow, I’ve taken the opportunity to use it. I’m hoping it will help us to feel more wintery and festive in a still very mild Fethiye. I took […]

A General Fethiye Christmas Update

Well, I think the only adjective that befits how I feel this morning is ‘jaded.’ We both felt the same when we woke up but Barry’s progressed to feeling ‘not too bad.’ Not moving today. We’re listening to Aggers on Test Match Special as I write and neither of us intend on doing much else. […]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – December Oranges

I wrote about tangerines a few days ago, I know, so it has to be the turn of the orange today. It really is citrus season here and I don’t know if it’s been a particularly good harvest this year but we’ve just got back from the Tuesday market in Fethiye and there are tangerines, […]