The International Ölüdeniz Air Games – Fantastic!

Each year, in October, the Fethiye events calendar features the International Ölüdeniz Air Games. We always try to get over there for at least one of the days just to soak up a bit of the atmosphere, take a few photos and enjoy the last throes of the summer season on the beach. If the weather's … [Read more...]

The Tale Of Kayaköy Roots Music Festival 2016

It was definitely ambitious; a 2-day music festival in Kayaköy with performances from six well known Turkish bands and musicians. Some of them internationally famous. A festival where you could buy tickets for just one day or for both days - and there was camping, too. On 13th and 14th September, … [Read more...]

Women’s Euro 2017 – Turkey v Russia: The Winners Were Fethiye & Football

25th November was no ordinary afternoon in Fethiye. On 25th November, Fethiye Stadium was the venue for international sport, no less (it's certainly not often - if at all - we can boast that in this town). That international sport was a UEFA Women's Euro Championship group qualifying match, and, of … [Read more...]

Baba Zula Play Roots In Kayaköy

Hmm, I think we can well and truly say, Fethiye is definitely on the music map of Turkey, these days. Past blog posts in years gone by have seen us sulking a tad because none of our favourite Turkish bands - even non-favourite Turkish bands for that matter - ever had Fethiye as part of their tour … [Read more...]

Elif Çağlar In Ölüdeniz – A Great Night At Buzz Beach Bar

Jaaaazzz; never been my thing, especially when everyone with a musical instrument in their hands starts to go off on one in their own little musical trance-like-state and the result is just a cacophony of noise. I just don't get it, and all that ever springs to mind is John Thomson in his hilarious … [Read more...]

Kaya Fest 2015 – More Great Forever Memories

Since the world music concerts of the annual Fethiye International Culture & Arts Festival really started to take off, we've been given some really special memories by many of the musicians that have performed - and we feel privileged to have been able to witness planned shows as part of the … [Read more...]

Yeşil Üzümlü Mushroom Festival 2015 – It Was All About The Music

How many years have we been doing an annual troop up to the Yeşil Üzümlü Mushroom Festival? A good few, now. Well, it's the event that heralds spring for us, really. It's changed a lot over those years - the event is slightly different each time, and, let's face it, we all change and get older. A … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day 2015 – How We Commemorated It In Fethiye

Well, yesterday was certainly interesting, unique, funny (lots of laughs), and also one of those what-on-earth-am-I-doing-here type days... 8th March - International Women's Day; or '8 Mart Kadınlar Günü,' as they say here in Turkey. And I'll be honest, when we lived in England, I had no idea what … [Read more...]

Getting Into The Festive Spirit At Çalış Christmas Fair – Times Are A’Changin’

Over the years, we've watched the Çalış Christmas Fair change and grow (and taken many Christmas Fair photos in the process) and yesterday, the rains that had been forecast held off - it even got hot and sunny at one point - and the promenade along Çalış Beach was packed with both stalls and … [Read more...]

Türk Yıldızları In Fethiye – We’d Love A Part Two

Yes, this is an ode to those that fly those spectacular flying machines that just leave me completely spellbound - and it's an ode to the machines, too, I guess. There's no rhyme or reason to this love of jets; it's just the way it is. A jet flies overhead and the world stops for a few short seconds … [Read more...]