You’re Invited To A Party – Time To Show Your Fethiyespor True Colours & Join The Celebration

You don't need to be in Turkey for very long before you realise that your average Turk on the street is a passionate football fan - and, wherever they live in Turkey, chances are they're going to support one of the 'big three' Istanbul teams; Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe or Beşiktaş. Well, many fans also … [Read more...]

13th International Ölüdeniz Airgames – The Photos

Last Friday was the first day of the International Ölüdeniz Air Games. This year's event was a 5-day affair (the final day being today) and this year, we managed to make it over the hill twice to see what was going on. 13th International Ölüdeniz Air Games 2012 Ölüdeniz is famous for its … [Read more...]

Fethiye Photo: The International Ölüdeniz Airgames

Well, today's Fethiye photo was never going to be anything else, really, was it? Today is the first day of the annual International Ölüdeniz Airgames: three days of paragliders, parascenders, paramotors, microlights, and whatever else may be there, sharing the airspace around the skies of … [Read more...]

Fethiye Photo: Sunset Cello Recital At Çalış Beach

Yesterday evening was the beginning of a 3-day classical music festival in Fethiye in memory of cellist, Benyamin Sönmez. We'll admit that until the posters went up around the whole area, we'd never heard of Benyamin Sönmez - and I've never much cared for classical music (though Barry's been known … [Read more...]

Çalış Beach Volleyball Tournament – It’s All Happening, Here

When we first moved to Fethiye, it was a small but growing town with not a lot going on. Well, how that has changed. This year, as part of the Youth & Sports Bayram, we had a one-off, live concert by Turkish popstars Tan and Hadise and the fantastic Hande Yener recently performed at Aksazlar … [Read more...]

Çalış Carnival 2012 – In Photos

While Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee was celebrated in various parts of the world over the weekend, people along Çalış Beach were witnessing the annual Çalış Carnival - and we managed to witness parts of it, as usual, more by good luck than good management. Fortunately, we're rarely without a … [Read more...]

Üzümlü Mushroom Festival: The Opening Ceremony

Over the last weekend, the village of Üzümlü once again hosted the exodus of visitors from Fethiye and environs who were going to enjoy the 4th Yeşil Üzümlü Mushroom Festival. In past years, we've headed up there with friends on the final day, the Sunday, and got fully and enthusiastically behind … [Read more...]

Yeşil Üzümlü Mushroom Festival – It’s That Time Again!

It's Friday so it's time for another photo from the Fethiye area. You may have noticed there was no photo last week and this is purely down to the fact that we completely forgot it was Friday! We were too busy with photos from our day out to Xanthos. So, let's get back on track. For many in … [Read more...]

Camel Wrestling: A Fethiye Fashion Show

Continuing from our previous post about eating camel sausage at the 2nd Karaçulha Camel Wrestling event, today's post will carry on the theme of camel appreciation - but we'll be concentrating on the aesthetics rather than the flavours. In the UK, we used to live near a major race course that … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Camel Sausage

Today was the 2nd Karaçulha Camel Wrestling Festival, just up the road from where we live. With just a 10 TL entrance fee and proceeds going towards the local school, we would have been negligent not to go again. Last year, we entered the 'arena' (read 'spare land') with trepidation and a little … [Read more...]