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...]

Menemen – A Recipe For Turkish Scrambled Eggs With Tomatoes & Vegetables

Traditional Turkish menemen; the first time we came to Fethiye on holiday, a local guy we'd met described one of his favourite Turkish breakfast recipes to us. Cue the dreamy face that comes over most Turkish people (usually males) as they list the ingredients of meals cooked by their mum! Because, … [Read more...]

Villa Yonca, Akyaka – Comfort And Tradition On A Weekend Away

It was the month of July and at home in Fethiye, we were in the midst of a heatwave on top of the usual summer heat. Time to get out of town for a couple of nights to a place not too far away. A place where we'd been in the past and loved - and where we knew that whilst it would still be hot, it … [Read more...]

A Flyer Of An August

Wow, it feels like we always say the previous month passed us by so quickly - but August; seriously, it feels like a week ago that we did our July roundup of our Fethiye news. And here we are in September; summer's twilight days. We do love September and we're looking forward to the month ahead. … [Read more...]

Aroma Beach Club, Çalış – An Easy Chillout Zone

It's been a summer of beaches, this year. New businesses to explore, old favourites to revisit. Around the peninsula in Fethiye, we've been to Aksazlar and JJ Beach Park at Büyük Boncuklu. Across the water, we've sailed to Şövalye Island to visit Şövalye Adası Beach & Restaurant. And in Çalış … [Read more...]