The Turkish Coffee Experience – How To Make It, How To Drink It

Have you ever tried Turkish coffee (Türk Kahvesi)? For many, it's an acquired taste. Because, unlike filter coffees and the instant varieties, Türk Kahvesi is not filtered. As a result of that, a thick, muddy residue will rest on the bottom of the Turkish coffee cup. Deeply unpleasant for those … [Read more...]

Lentil Köfte Recipe (Turkish Mercimek Köftesi)

Whether you're someone who, like us, enjoys a bit of everything, or you're vegetarian or vegan, this Turkish lentil köfte recipe (mercimek köftesi) is great for serving when you have friends over for food. Lentil köfte signals springtime for us. The weather in Fethiye is gradually losing its … [Read more...]

Çalış Seafood Products Coop – The Fishermen’s Place

The Çalış Seafood Products Coop already has a more affectionate nickname for us; the Fishermen's Place. It rolls off the tongue easily and is fitting. We go for a walk on an almost daily basis. Sometimes into Fethiye. Sometimes into Çalış and along the beach. Over the winter of 2019-20, our walk … [Read more...]

The Month In Fethiye & Beyond

It might seem as though we're late with our monthly news from Fethiye for January, but allow us to convince you otherwise. We kicked off the new decade with a look back and look forward at the beginning of the year so that covered a few bases. As for the end of February Fethiye news post, that … [Read more...]

Exploring Ancient Patara, Turkey – Ruins And Beach Combined

Mention Patara, Turkey, to someone and chances are, if they know the south coast of the country, they'll immediately have an image of Patara Beach. And why wouldn't they? 18 uninterrupted kilometres of soft, golden sand, tumbling sand dunes and shallow waters. Heavenly... Exploring Patara, … [Read more...]

A Decade In Turkey – And A Decade To Come

And that was that. The end of a decade. We're out of the teens and into the '20s. Coincidentally, it's also the end of a decade for our blog, too. We've headed into a new decade of blogging and we can't wait to see what's in store. Can you believe that we've been writing and photographing and … [Read more...]

Autumnal Fethiye – October Into November

Oh, October, where did you go? Clearly, it came and went very quickly because we're already a few days into November. Let's get cracking with some autumnal Fethiye news, then. A full summer of running, waking up at silly o'clock to get out there before the heat of the sun takes over. And then the … [Read more...]

September In Fethiye – Some Highs, Some Lows

It's that time again - time for a an update of Fethiye news from the last four weeks. September is that wonderful time of year for Fethiye - the month where the intense heat slowly disappears from the sun and we're left with bright, breezy days. It's still beach weather but the freshness in the … [Read more...]

Gustorante, Çalış – It’s A Cafe And More

We're back along Yerguzlar Caddesi again for this article. That's the street which, among other places, is home to Çalış Sunday market; our home of kokoreç, Lokum - and Baba Fırın Bakery & Cafe. We frequent so many places along this stretch of road and one of our little regulars has become … [Read more...]

Sagalassos Ruins – Explorations Of A Remarkably Preserved Ancient City

It was August, 2008 when the news hit. International news! A huge intact head and lower leg from a statue of Marcus Aurelius had been uncovered by archaeologists at the ancient city of Sagalassos. The height of the complete statue would be 15 feet. We knew of the existence of the Sagalassos … [Read more...]