Getting Around Turkey – Fethiye To Eskişehir By Intercity Bus

As you'll know if you read this blog a lot, we love to get around Turkey by intercity bus and, where possible, by train. Many of our friends prefer to make use of Turkey's budget airlines, particularly as these are increasing their flight network all the time, flying to more and more of Turkey's … [Read more...]

Izmir – A Circular Coastal Stroll & Sail Of The City

We're very fortunate that travelling on a budget is made much easier for us by the fact that we both love to walk. In Izmir, apart from catching a local bus from the otogar into Alsancak, we walked everywhere. Sitting on the Aegean Sea, Izmir's a breezy city, so late summer ambles (we were there at … [Read more...]

Loving A Bit Of Unexpected Railway Nostalgia In Izmir

Today is Cumhuriyet Bayramı (Republic Day) in Turkey, so this post seems quite apt for the occasion. Republic Day commemorates the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923 when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first leader. For today's post we're heading back to Izmir and to Alsancak train … [Read more...]

Fethiye to Izmir – The Bus Journey In Pictures

Regular readers will know that we have a bit of a fondness for the Turkish intercity buses; they're our favourite mode of transport for getting away from Fethiye for a short while to explore pastures new. Back in June, we wrote about the experience of the night bus from Fethiye to Istanbul, a … [Read more...]

Fethiye to Istanbul – A Night On A Turkish Intercity Bus

It's 8:30 pm and bus drivers, driver's mates, crew, desk staff, travellers and those who have come to wave off the travellers are milling around the various buses, lined up in Fethiye otogar. Most buses to Istanbul set off at 9 pm so tickets are being checked, bags are being loaded, cigarettes are … [Read more...]

Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Istanbul (Possibly The Best Airport In The World?)

Three weeks back when we were flying to Italy, our flight was leaving from Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the Asian side of the city. On the rare occasion we've flown into Istanbul (we're fond bus travellers, as you know), we've landed at Atatürk Airport on the European side, so our Sabiha … [Read more...]

Aerial Istanbul – View From A Plane

On Thursday we left Turkey and a gloriously sunny Istanbul by taking a flight to Rome. The weather in Istanbul was hot and, most importantly, it was clear. We flew from Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the Anatolian side of Istanbul (more about that airport in a later post - it really does merit a post on … [Read more...]

The Fethiye To Çalış Water Taxi – There & Back Again

We make every effort not to take too much for granted living in Fethiye - but sometimes, much as we try not to, we overlook things of beauty that are right under our noses. Daily life throughout the seasons means we just become accustomed to jumping on the dolmuş or the belediye buses to get us from … [Read more...]

How To Get From Fethiye To Antalya By Bus

All information in this post was last updated March 2019 We're going to take you on a little journey in this article. Just a short one. The Fethiye Antalya bus journey via the quickest route; over the mountains and through the yayla. We've mentioned on many occasions that travelling around … [Read more...]

Istanbul Bosphorus Ferries – Photo Story

At exactly this time last year, we had just arrived in Istanbul and were walking down Istiklal Caddesi, heading towards Sultanahmet, after being dropped off by our service bus in Taksim Square. It had been a few years since we had last been to Istanbul and, despite a long bus journey with fitful … [Read more...]