Sucuk And Eggs Recipe – A Dream Turkish Combination

What you are about to read is very probably the most simple recipe on our whole blog. However, let that not take away anything from this recipe because it is also one of the most tasty satisfying breakfast, brunch - any time of day, for that matter - recipes out there! We're going to make sucuklu … [Read more...]

It’s The Fethiye Newsletter – February 2018

Yes, it's time for the (almost) monthly news from Fethiye - daily life and random goings on around town. A deluge of rain, construction along the harbour, new bars, more sporting misery - you know, the usual. But let's start off with the annual, rather than the monthly, usual... Fethi Bey … [Read more...]

A Journey Through The Ancient Ruins Of Ephesus

The day before, we'd clambered around the travertines of Pamukkale and explored the haunting ruins of Hierapolis. After a good night's sleep and a breakfast to set us up for the day, we once again hit the road for the short 2 hour drive towards Selçuk. And, first stop for the day, the magnificent … [Read more...]

Kırçiçeği Cafe, Fethiye – Happy Fish Sandwich Familiarity

This is the tale of how we came to be regulars at Kırçiçeği Cafe in Fethiye's Dispanser. An unassuming little place that, in another time and another place, we might well wander past without giving it so much as a second glance... Before Kırçiçeği Cafe For years - certainly since we moved to … [Read more...]

News From Life In Fethiye – Hello 2018!

Oh, hello and welcome to our first monthly Fethiye news update of 2018! It seems a long while since all the festivities of New Year were done and over with and our 'quiet winters' are actually mad busy with daily life. That daily life involves beach walks, exercise classes, training for runs, … [Read more...]

Hierapolis Of Phrygia – A Fascinating Ancient World Of Possibles And Maybes

The more we visit ancient sites, the more we realise we need to keep returning. Twice we've been to Hierapolis, and, after doing research for this article, I'm very keen for us to get back there and hunt out all the little details I've come across online. Those finer details that you miss as you … [Read more...]

Baba Fırın Cafe, Taşyaka – Where Local, Regional And International Snacks Meet

Every morning at approximately 4:30am, the lights of Baba Fırın Cafe in Taşyaka are switched on and the ovens heated. It's still dark outside as owner Cem stacks filled trays into the heat of the ovens; loaves, ciabattas, baguettes, simits, croissants and the super tasty su böreği. Once baked, the … [Read more...]

Return To Pamukkale – Turkey’s Cotton Castle

The world famous Pamukkale travertines; it's been a funny old relationship we've had with one of Turkey's tourism poster sights. Back in 2004, we did an independent trip to Ephesus, staying in the town of Selçuk for a couple of nights. Well, you don't miss the opportunity to follow the well trodden … [Read more...]

Karnabahar Yemeği – A Recipe For Turkish Cauliflower Stew

It's that time again isn't it? You know; the one where we're all filled with enthusiasm about getting fit and healthy and losing weight and... Or have you already given up on all of that? Well, whether you have or not, we've got a great recipe for you in this post. Traditionally Turkish, very easy … [Read more...]

A Year In Review – 2017 Highlights Of Our Life In Turkey

We're at that time of year again where, before we go careering headlong into a whole new year that's full of good intentions, resolutions and new goals, we take a look back at the year that's passed. Well, what's December, eh, without a few minutes to sit back and take stock? Have We Turned A … [Read more...]