9 Turkish Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

It's not often we write about Turkish desserts or sweetie goodness on this blog because neither of us has a particularly sweet tooth. However, as Ramazan Bayramı is once more upon us and, as this is the time when people tend to indulge in foods of the sugary variety, now seems like the perfect … [Read more...]

Beşkaza Meydanı, Fethiye, 23rd April – This Day Belongs To The Children

23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı Kutlu Olsun!  23 Nisan Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı (National Sovereignty and Children's Day) in Fethiye: every year on 23rd April, Turkey celebrates National Sovereignty and Children's Day, and since Beşkaza Meydanı (the Fethiye town square) came … [Read more...]

Cumhuriyet Bayramı – Celebrating 90 Years Of The Turkish Republic In Fethiye

If you know anything about Turkey at all, you'll know that yesterday was the 90th anniversary of the declaration of the Republic of Turkey (Cumhuriyet Bayramı). Not that most Turks need much excuse to openly display their national pride, but Cumhuriyet Bayramı is a day of loud and proud unabashed … [Read more...]

Republic Day In Fethiye

Yesterday was Cumhuriyet Bayramı (Republic Day) in Turkey and in Fethiye, there was a party atmosphere. People gathered throughout the day around the new town square which now boasts a large statue of Atatürk (the founder of the Turkish Republic). Families clambered up the steps to the top of the … [Read more...]

Hadise Live – A Treat For The Youth Of Fethiye

If you read this blog regularly, you will know that we have a very biased fondness for our adopted hometown of Fethiye, Southwest Turkey. The mountains, the Mediterranean, Paspatur (the old town), one of the largest natural harbours in the world, restaurants, bars; what more could we want? Well, … [Read more...]

Whirling Dervishes – Ramazan in Fethiye

We're halfway through the Muslim holy month of Ramazan and, in Fethiye, the council (belediye) have organised free evening entertainment for each day of this special month. Last night, the crowds - including us - gathered early, knowing the open-air stage was about to be graced with members of … [Read more...]

Ramazan Pide Bread – A Special Treat For The Holy Month

Turkish bread is nothing short of paradise to your taste buds! Whenever friends come to see us, one of the first things they want to do is go to the nearest little bakery or market and buy some fresh bread. It's just so warm, crusty on the outside, hollow-sounding, soft-centred, light...the perfect … [Read more...]

Ramazan In Fethiye – Will It Affect Your Holiday?

If you are wondering how Ramazan in Fethiye will affect your holiday, then this guide will tell you all about what happens during the holy month in this particular corner of Turkey. Each year, Muslims in Turkey and all over the world begin a month of fasting during daylight hours; the holy month … [Read more...]

Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth & Sport Day

The people of Turkey are no strangers to a national holiday and proud display of the Turkish flag (Türk Bayrağı) and today is no different. Today is Commemoration of Atatürk and National Youth & Sport Day or Atatürk'ü Anma ve Gençlik ve Spor Bayramı. What Is 'Commemoration Of Atatürk And Youth … [Read more...]

A Bayram Stroll Along Fethiye Harbour

The final day of Kurban Bayramı in Turkey, but as most Turkish workers are enjoying a 9-day break, today still had that relaxed holiday feel about it. Tomorrow and Sunday are likely to be the main days of mass travel as family members return to their homes elsewhere in the country. The weather in … [Read more...]