Fethiye Cheap Eats: Şampiyon Kokoreç

Post number 3 in our Fethiye Cheap Eats series. Remember, we're on the hunt for sit-down-meals in the Fethiye area that come in under 10 lira and so far, we've eaten a rather filling Sundial Burger and any variety of dürüm kebab at Öz Gaziantep. No series about Turkish food would be worth writing … [Read more...]

How To Get From Fethiye To Antalya By Bus

All information in this post was last updated March 2020 We're going to take you on a little journey in this article. Just a short one. The Fethiye Antalya bus journey via the quickest route; over the mountains and through the yayla. We've mentioned on many occasions that travelling around … [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...]

Let’s Hear It For The Döner Kebab!

Turkey is famous for its wide variety of street food and we - along with many other blogs, guidebooks and other travel resources - love to sample and write about all the exciting bread snacks, pastries, seafood, meat, potato and vegetarian snacks that are available throughout the different regions … [Read more...]

Travelling Turkey – Train Anyone?

Anyone intent on exploring Turkey will find travelling between the towns and cities of the country extremely easy as the country has an indispensable network of intercity buses run by private companies. If you read this blog a lot, you’ll know we’re big fans of Fethiye Otogar (Fethiye intercity bus … [Read more...]

Istanbul – Çiçek Pasajı (A Surprise Bargain)

Ever heard, or even said, the phrases, 'It's full of tourists. I don't go there. It'll be too expensive.' Well, if you skip these places, you could well be missing out, as we found out when we went to Istanbul in October. This is a photo of the famous Çiçek Pasajı (Flower Passageway) … [Read more...]

The Special Istanbul Taksim Burger

If ever a snack deserves to be given it's own blog post, it's got to be this one. In fact, this is not even Turkish food as it isn't available all over Turkey. As far as we know, you can only get this snack in Istanbul, but it would even be unfair to call it 'Istanbul, Turkish food.' We need to … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Hamsi Season Again

Last winter, I wrote about hamsi (anchovies) being for sale on Fethiye fish market. We love hamsi season and it's once more upon us - which means we've come full circle on the seasonal food front, meaning Turkey's For Life is nearly 1 year old. Wow! How did that happen so soon? Anyway, hamsi is … [Read more...]

A Budget Bayram Day Out In Ölüdeniz

This summer has definitely been the summer of the rediscovery of Ölüdeniz for us. We usually spend a bit of time down there when friends are out, but this year, just the two of us have made the short trip a few times. Probably, one reason for this is that the sea has managed to stay quite cool … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Simit

We'd be more than willing to bet that you cannot go to any town or city in Turkey without coming across this famous Turkish street snack - simit (a ring of bread topped with sesame seeds). If you are walking round Fethiye, there is still one guy who walks around shouting 'Simitçi!' (simit seller) … [Read more...]