Datça Peninsula: Palamutbükü 8 Years On

A little over 8 years ago, we were taken on a road trip to the Datça Peninsula for a short break with friends. It was November and Datça was deserted and beautiful. Just about everywhere we visited was closed up for the winter months, but we didn't mind as we were there to chill out for a few days … [Read more...]

Our Olive Haul On The Datça Peninsula

"Okay, let's go to the grove and pick up the olives," our friend's dad said, grinning. Our friend rolled her eyes - this is all old hat to her - and asked us if we wanted to go and help harvest the olives (she quite clearly didn't). Of course we wanted to go and help get the olives. We were dying … [Read more...]

Datça Peninsula – Exploring Knidos

When a friend asked us if we fancied a weekend on the Datça Peninsula a couple of weeks back, we jumped at the chance. After our long weekend in Istanbul in October, we thought our 2011 travels in Turkey were through. Datça was to be an unexpected, added bonus - especially when we found out we would … [Read more...]

Our Datça Holiday – The Village of Yazıköy

The Datça Peninsula; wild, windy and just stunningly beautiful. That's the impression we came back to Fethiye with last Monday after spending the weekend there with friends. It's 8 years since we were last on this amazing stretch of land that juts out into the Mediterranean/Aegean Sea and, to be … [Read more...]

A Datça Holiday & Our 2nd Birthday

Today, we have returned back to Fethiye after a weekend of chilling out on the Datça Peninsula (a 3-4 hour drive, west of Fethiye) with Turkish friends and their family. And also today, our blog has reached another milestone in its short life because today is its 2nd birthday. Happy birthday to our … [Read more...]

Fethiye, Fethiye…wherefore art thou, Fethiye? One Of Life’s Ponders…

I've been pondering this one for a few years so maybe someone could help me out in my ponderings. And here is my ponder...how do you define boundaries in a great big body of water? Where is the exact point where one sea or ocean stops and another one starts? More specifically, where does the … [Read more...]