Turkey Street – Perking The Pansies Sequel Is Here

If you're wondering what book to read next, let us make a suggestion for you... Yes, what seems like many many moons ago, we wrote a gushing book review of Jack Scott's debut book, . We loved it! If you're not familiar with Jack Scott, he's a fellow blogger and, also, as you can see, a published … [Read more...]

What Fascinates Us About Life In Turkey? Here’s Just One Aspect…

We just want to tell you a little story today. It's a true story. A little snippet of our life in Turkey. It happened a few years ago, when we first moved to Turkey and, ever since then, it's been something that has happened repeatedly and has fascinated us. Let us tell you our little … [Read more...]

Resident In Turkey? Have You Got Your Müzekart Or Müzekart+?

A year and a half ago, after changing visa rules, the Turkish Foreign Ministry reduced residency fees for British nationals who were either living in, or spending significant portions of time coming backwards and forwards to Turkey. We took advantage of this and applied for Turkish residency and, … [Read more...]

Living In Fethiye – A Day In The Life Of…

We have random off-season days like that in Fethiye; a day when the electricity board declares there will be no power for the whole town until such-a-time on that day. Yesterday was one of those days. No electricity between 7:30 am and 3 pm due to upgrades. We don't question. We just get on with it, … [Read more...]

Living In Turkey: Inspiring Expats – Ölüdenizli Yarenler

Isn't it always the case? We had the weekend planned and it was supposed to be a 'people weekend' on the blog. We kicked off well and good on Saturday with the arrival of the brilliant Tom Kelly who had ridden his pushbike all the way to Fethiye from Wigan in Northwest England. Then yesterday was … [Read more...]

Expat Life In Turkey – Have You Read Perking The Pansies Yet?

There are a few of us Turkey bloggers around these days and one that we've followed for some time has taken it upon himself to write a book. It's often said that we've all got a book in us and well, if that's true, not all of us are going to actually sit down to organise our thoughts into a … [Read more...]

Living in Fethiye: Saying Goodbye is Rubbish!

While living in Fethiye, there's one aspect of our life here that we have had to accept is never going to go away; saying goodbye. I'll hold my hands up and say I am absolutely useless at it. We live in a town where tourists come and go all the time and a lot of our Turkish friends laugh and say, … [Read more...]

Back To Fethiye – Home Sweet Home

You know you love your home when... Well, maybe you've said it yourself when you've been away for a while. 'It's been lovely but I'll be glad to get home.' We used to look at people like they'd lost the plot when they said that to us. Wherever we went that wasn't home, we wanted it to last for as … [Read more...]

Our Budget Fethiye Life

Since starting Turkey’s for Life, we’ve received a few messages from people asking about the cost of living in Turkey; particularly Fethiye. These questions are almost impossible to answer as it completely depends upon why you’re in Turkey, your chosen lifestyle and your needs. It’s also a … [Read more...]

Living in Fethiye – The Annual End Of Summer Bounty

It's been another hectic but fantastic summer with friends from home coming to Fethiye to see us (and to have a holiday of course). Over the years, since moving to Fethiye, we've also met lots of new friends - friends who come to Turkey for their holidays every year and sit at Deep Blue Bar - well, … [Read more...]