Bodrum To Datça By Ferry – Slow Travelling Aegean-Style

If you read this blog a lot, you'll know most of our travels around Turkey are done via public transport of the non-flying variety. Getting around is so easy. We've used Muğla mini buses, smaller buses to Antalya, the intercity bus from Fethiye to Istanbul and other cities. We've used the high speed … [Read more...]

Bodrum Through Our Eyes – Why We Love Our Visits Here

Bodrum - it carries with it a bit of baggage. Bodrum has a reputation. A party town. A summer town. But, do you know what; Bodrum centre - and other places on the peninsula, too, for that matter - is neither of those for us. Over the years, because of visits with Turkish friends or being in town … [Read more...]

A Walk To Gümbet From Bodrum – And Some Windmills, Too

We'd eyed the crumbling windmills that watch over the harbour and the Aegean on previous stops in Bodrum and kept saying we'd make it up there one day. Although decaying, they stand stout - a neat row along the crest of the hill. The views must be fantastic, we thought. Over the other side, the … [Read more...]

The Zeki Müren Arts Museum – Honouring A Turkish Superstar In Bodrum

Have you ever been to the Zeki Müren Arts Museum in the centre of Bodrum? If you have, then you'll recognise the photos and some of the stories we're about to relay here. If not, then let us tell you about this fantastically famous Turkish icon and why we decided to go and visit his former … [Read more...]

Dipping Our Toes Into Yalıkavak On Turkey’s Aegean

The Bodrum Peninsula is barely touched by the exploring feet of Barry and Julia. But 2016 was the year where we had the opportunity to do a bit of mooching around. Springtime is perfect travelling weather in western Turkey and staying at Ağan Pension in Bodrum centre for the Bodrum Global Run during … [Read more...]

Ağan Pension, Bodrum Centre – Another Little Happy Find

We're starting to get quite a little collection of comfortable, familiar go to places whilst on our travels around Turkey. In Antalya old town, we've got Hotel Twenty (we stayed there again on our last visit), in Kaş we've got Meltem Pension, Istanbul is the exceptional Istanbul Place Apartments and … [Read more...]

Bodrum Peninsula: Onwards To Turgutreis – A Photo Story

In our previous post, we were losing ourselves in the forest of traditional Turkish gülets that were crowded into the boatyard in İçmeler. Once the meeting was over between our friends and their potential future employer, it was onwards to the small town of Türgutreis on the opposite side of the … [Read more...]

Bodrum Peninsula: The Alice In Wonderland World Of İçmeler Boatyard

Mention İçmeler to those who know Turkey and the first place that will come to the mind of many is the small, popular resort town, lying on the Southwest Turkish coast, just south of Marmaris. However, when we took a day trip from Fethiye with friends back in March 2010, we were soon to find out … [Read more...]