Why We Love A Lunch At Gül Pension & Restaurant, Faralya

It's the Turkey of days gone by at Gül Pension and Restaurant in Faralya. No airs and graces, here. A bit like Bülent'in Yeri in Kayaköy. Whilst exclusive boutique hotels and luxury villas have certainly found their way to the steep, terraced mountainsides of Faralya, village life also continues to … [Read more...]

January 2019 In Fethiye – Let’s Talk Weather

Well, here we are. Our first Fethiye news update of 2019. And we've got to say, the first month of 2019 has been pretty much dominated by the weather. A few other things have happened, too, during rain gaps. And being at home a lot means we've had ample time to cook lots of lovely foods, as … [Read more...]

Meri Bar, Çalış – You Can Now Eat As Well As Drink And Be Merry

There are seafront bars and restaurants all along the beach in Çalış. A famous sunset to marvel over as you drink and dine. So, really, when Meri Bar appeared on the scene all those years ago, people would've been forgiven for looking aghast and thinking, "Well, that'll never work!" Situated on a … [Read more...]

2018 In Turkey – That Was The Year That Was

What's the end of a year without a little bit of reminiscing, eh? A look back at what has passed. And 2018 has been a packed 365 days for us. As always, that is reflected through the blog - life in Fethiye, life in the kitchen (and various eateries, of course) and a healthy sprinkling of travels, … [Read more...]

Things To Do In Eğirdir & Around – Time To Explore

Things to do in Eğirdir and around? Wow, where to start... A road trip to explore some of Turkey's Anatolian Lake District in the Burdur and Isparta Provinces was the destination for our last little jaunt. Eğirdir had been on our radar since moving to Turkey 15 years ago, and, aside from … [Read more...]

Göl Pension – Comfort And Views Across Lake Eğirdir

A late summer road trip around parts of Turkey's Lake District. First stop, for a photographic driving break, was other-worldly Salda Gölü. Then it was time to move on to our base for the next few days, Eğirdir. Barry had done the accommodation research and we plumped for Göl Pension on the town's … [Read more...]

Two Months In Fethiye: End-Of-Summer Proceedings

Oh, hello November! Guess we'd better look back at the month of October, then, hadn't we? And those of you with good memories will also be quite rightly thinking, "Errm, and didn't you miss out September, too, with your Fethiye news?" You are thinking right! September and October in Fethiye are … [Read more...]

Planet Mars Or Turkey’s Maldives – Lake Salda Can Be That And More

If our previous road trip around Southwest Turkey was about reacquainting ourselves with some old favourites  - the ruins of Ephesus, the Pamukkale travertines and Hierapolis - then our most recent road trip was all about exploring pastures new around the Turkish Lake District. First stop, en route … [Read more...]

Garlic Yoghurt With Carrots – Sarımsaklı Yoğurtlu Havuç Salatası

Turkish garlic yoghurt with carrots (sarımsaklı yoğurtlu havuç salatası) is a meze dish that we usually only have the pleasure to eat in the home. You sometimes get to eat this tasty Turkish carrot salad on the Blue Bays boat trips around Fethiye but, for whatever reason, the Turkish restaurants we … [Read more...]

An Escape To Akyaka – The Slow Pace Of Life In Muğla Province

Akyaka, on Turkey's southern Aegean coast, is a real jewel of a town. We stumbled across it years ago, intending to visit for the day but ending up camping overnight in a rented tent on the forest campsite. Since then, we'd been full of good intentions to return. It took until the summer of 2018 to … [Read more...]