The Presidential Tour Of Turkey Fethiye Leg

Last April, Fethiye was chosen as the finish line for one of the stages of the 46th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey. All very exciting and we went along to watch. As you can see from the photo, it was a lovely day and a really good turn out - oh, the competitors don't half go fast. I thought I'd … [Read more...]

Cafe Pazar – A Sunday Favourite

It's one of those funny (as in funny, odd) nothing days today. The Fethiye weather is just grey, no breeze at all, a bit misty, might rain, might not. That sort of day. We're off to Fethiye market in a few minutes. That might liven the spirits up, a little. Speaking of markets, we went to Çalış … [Read more...]

Weather in Fethiye Bad? Go Bowling

As usual, we had a different post planned for today but we've just got back from an afternoon of ten pin bowling with friends so we're going to give that a mention instead. Everyone associates going abroad for their holidays with sun, sea, beaches, swimming pools and a bit of sightseeing thrown in. … [Read more...]

Day Trip From Fethiye – Kalkan

Just before we started this blog we went to Kalkan and Kaş for the day and I've been meaning to write about Kalkan ever since. I've lost count of the amount of times we've been to Kaş and, in the process, driven straight past Kalkan to get there. It's just one of those places where we always … [Read more...]

Fethiye Rumours – McDonald’s?

There's a fantastic verb ending in the Turkish language; 'miş' (pronounced 'mish'). The lovely miş eliminates the need for people to say, 'Apparently...' 'Somebody told me that...' 'So I've heard...' You can just say your sentence and stick a 'miş' on the end. You'll hear it a lot if you listen to a … [Read more...]

Live Music In Deep Blue Bar

We had an absolutely fantastic night last night (and another late one) at Deep Blue Bar. The band in the photo is Bluestone and we've watched them a few times now. Selçuk is an amazing guitarist who you've just got to see - trust us on that one! We think they're going to be playing at the bar … [Read more...]

Last Day of 2009 in Fethiye

Well, this time last year we had friends out for New Year and it was proper brass monkies! This year? We're basking in glorious sunshine. The weather in Fethiye at the moment is fantastic! We've been for a gentle stroll along the beach this afternoon (without coats I might add) and had a couple of … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Hamsi

Around mid-November these lovely tasting little fish start to swim towards warmer waters from the Black Sea. The Black Sea fishermen drop their nets and we get rewarded on Fethiye fish market with an abundance of yummy hamsi (anchovies). I've seen photos on the internet of the Black Sea fishermen … [Read more...]

How To Walk From Fethiye To Kayaköy

What better on a pleasant sunny day than to get that comfy footwear out and head off on one of the many walks around Fethiye. One of our favourite leg stretches - it's not too far and not too strenuous - is a walk from Fethiye to Kayaköy (aka the ghost village). It's a mixture of tarmac road and … [Read more...]

Woohoo! Done it!

Well, who would've thought it? For months we've been talking about starting a blog but that's all it's been - talking, talking, talking. Today, I've finally sat down and five minutes later, here I am actually typing. Anyone who knows me will know this is a great achievement on my part - not the best … [Read more...]