Would You Run In Stilettos? The Runatolia Antalya Ladies Do!

Yes, this year, we again returned to Antalya for the 2015 Runatolia races so that Barry could take part in the half marathon. In previous years, the event has been called Runtalya and it's just getting more and more popular every year. Last year, we realised there was also a high-heel … [Read more...]

Antalya Museum – Our Favourite Museum In Turkey?

What makes Antalya Museum a memorable museum? Well, for us, it's not just the collections they have in the building. We've been to Istanbul Archaeological Museum in the past - one of the finest collections in the world, we're told - and we'll be honest and tell you we got bored eventually. That's a … [Read more...]

Runtalya 2014: Photos From The Viewpoint Of A Spectator

Yes, this is the first time I haven't taken part in a run in Turkey when Barry has. I was the spectator. Our first run was in Istanbul in 2010. We'd followed a basic running programme to get us started at a pace faster than strolling and, lo and behold, it worked - to the point that we decided to … [Read more...]

Duman At The Jolly Joker Concert Hall In Antalya – Realising A Dream!

Food, music, sport - a big part of our lives. And, it's got to be said, very easy to indulge our love for them in Turkey. When we first moved to Fethiye ten years ago, we started to get to know of different Turkish bands and, as soon as Duman blasted into our ears one night in Deep Blue, we were … [Read more...]

Artistic Antalya – Exploring City Centre Sculptures

People who go to the Southern Turkish city of Antalya inevitably come away with memories of wandering around and getting lost in the old city of Kaleiçi, passing through the castle walls via Hadrian's Gate (Üç Kapı) and enjoying views of Antalya harbour from above. We did all those things and … [Read more...]

Antalya: Hadrian’s Gate, A Kind Policeman & A Turkish Lesson

Whenever we think of Hadrian's Gate in Antalya, we always remember the kind traffic policeman who took pity on us the first time we ever drove to the city from Fethiye. All we knew was that our hotel was in Antalya old town. After accidentally jumping far too many red lights to remember (we were … [Read more...]

Antalya: A Harbour View – Photo Story

This is the view of Antalya harbour, the castle walls and Kaleiçi (Antalya old city) from Yuvam Çay Bahçesi (Yuvam Tea Garden). We've chosen this photo today because it's one of our favourite views in the centre of Antalya and we spent a good few hours in this tea garden over the 4 days we were in … [Read more...]

Exploring Antalya Old Town – Walk With Us Around Kaleiçi

This article about Kaleiçi (Antalya old town) was originally written in 2011. We're a few years further along the line now and things change. As we're in Antalya on at least an annual basis, we thought it was time for a little update of the original article. A celebration of Kaleiçi, Antalya - that … [Read more...]

Antalya: Runtalya 2011 – A Wet Runtalya!

Last October, we took part in the 8km and 15km runs as part of the Eurasia Marathon in Istanbul and while we were at the expo the day before, we picked up a few leaflets for other runs that take place in Turkey throughout the year. One that particularly took our fancy was Runtalya; a 4km fun run, … [Read more...]

Fethiye to Antalya – A Little Jaunt

Follow the D400 highway between Fethiye and Antalya - Turkey's south coast Never let it be said that we are not intrepid travellers! Yes, we have booked our hostel and, at the beginning of March, we're going to stay in Antalya for a few days. That's how adventurous we are! There are three … [Read more...]