Istanbul: Haydarpaşa Train Station – Photo Story

Haydarpaşa Station, Istanbul - BEFORE the fire A few days ago, I wrote a post about travelling Turkey by train and I included a photo of Sirkeci Train Station on the European side of Istanbul. But, I also wanted to display this photo of Haydarpaşa Train Station on the Asian side; except I … [Read more...]

Travelling Turkey – Train Anyone?

Anyone intent on exploring Turkey will find travelling between the towns and cities of the country extremely easy as the country has an indispensable network of intercity buses run by private companies. If you read this blog a lot, you’ll know we’re big fans of Fethiye Otogar (Fethiye intercity bus … [Read more...]

Istanbul – Tünel to Karaköy

While the historic tram that trundles up and down Istiklal Caddesi all day long may be one of the little pieces of nostalgia that make up Beyoğlu (and a free ride for the kids who cling to the back of it), for us, the Tünel funicular is an absolute necessity. Walking down the hill towards Karaköy … [Read more...]

Istanbul – Getting Around Beyoğlu

Apologies for the cliche but the Beyoğlu area of Istanbul really is a feast for the senses. It's a tourist's must. Every time we've visited Istanbul, we've spent time in the area and we're still stumbling across streets, bars, shops (Petek's Pickles, for instance) and restaurants we didn't even know … [Read more...]

From Fethiye To Istanbul – We’re Off!

In 5 hours' time, we'll be pulling out of the otogar and winding our way up to the opposite end of Turkey to Istanbul on the overnight intercity bus - a journey time of twelve hours or so. The most hated job in the world is done - packing. It doesn't matter how many times we go through everything or … [Read more...]

A Short Drive From Fethiye – Ören

As my dad is here at the moment, we followed tradition and hired a car for the day. He's been to Fethiye a few times now and has seen all the usual places people like to visit so this time we decided just to go for a drive. A good few years ago me and Barry went to Ören to a trout restaurant and … [Read more...]

Changing Fethiye Views

We've noticed that an early morning change to the scenery of Fethiye has occurred recently. We're hazarding a guess here when we say that it looks as though the transport for the Fethiye to Rhodes trip has finally changed. We think the Flying Poseidon hydrofoil is no longer taking passengers across … [Read more...]

Fethiye Rumours – Fethiye to Rhodes Catamaran

Allow us to refer you back to a previous post where we mentioned a new catamaran was going to replace the 'daily' hydrofoil from Fethiye to Rhodes. This was supposed to be happening back in January of this year but nothing came of it. And then...we saw an advert showing the new Fethiye to Rhodes … [Read more...]

Day Trip From Fethiye – Rhodes

"Rhodes, Every Day From Fethiye..." If you know the Fethiye region either from living here or coming for your holidays, you will have seen advertising hoardings on the roadsides, displaying that phrase and a picture of the Flying Poseidon shooting across the sea. It always makes us chuckle when we … [Read more...]

Fethiye Summer Season Officially Here – How Do We know…?

It's here! 1st of May means the summer season in this part of Turkey has officially started. Most of the bars, restaurants and hotels in Fethiye, Çalış, Ovacık, Hisarönü and Ölüdeniz will have opened today if they weren't already open. But most of all, more important than all of this...the Little … [Read more...]