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Our Guide To Exploring Idyllic Şirince Village

We first introduced ourselves to the wonderfully pretty village of Şirince when we were exploring the ancient city of Ephesus and surrounding archaeological sites way back in 2003. It was supposed to be a day trip from our little pension in the nearby town of Selçuk. But we completely and unexpectedly fell for the place …

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August Life In Fethiye – Seeing off The Summer

Well, not seeing off the summer completely because our September – and lots of October – will be jam-packed with friends coming to Fethiye on holiday. Summer continues with gusto! Turquoise Waters But August is usually the month where we plough through and see off the last of the intense summer heat. Unlike July, which …

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Zafer Bayramı – Turkish Victory Day

Each year on August 30th the Turkish Republic celebrates an important national holiday: Zafer Bayramı – Victory Day. The holiday is dedicated to the Turkish Armed Forces. What Happens On Victory Day? If you’re in the country for Zafer Bayramı, don’t be surprised to see an abundance of Turkish flags flying from people’s balconies as …

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Exploring Kaleiçi & Antalya Old Town Area

For many years, we’ve been almost annual visitors to Antalya old town, Kaleiçi. We’re suckers for an old town, especially when they’re a seemingly never ending maze of narrow streets in which to lose yourself. And the old town in Antalya, one of the most beautiful along the Turkish Riviera, certainly doesn’t disappoint in that …

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Fethiye To Rhodes Ferry – Take A Day Trip Or Longer

Early morning sunlight glints on the water as we queue for passport control to board the Fethiye to Rhodes ferry. For the 2022 summer season, thankfully, ferry services between the Turkish coast and the beautiful Greek islands once more resumed. And that meant we could once more enjoy the high-speed ferry trip to Rhodes island! …

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Tasty & Easy Turkish Orzo Salad Recipe – Arpa Şehriye Salatası

Turkish orzo salad (arpa şehriye salatası) has become a bit of a staple in our house of late. Its versatility – it makes a perfect side dish or main dish – is one attraction. We All Love Easy Recipes Another is that simple recipes are just the best; especially when you need something quick and …

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Our Guide To Rhodes Town: Top Things To See & Do

We’ve lost count of the amount of times we’ve been to beautiful Rhodes Town; the largest town on the Greek island of its namesake, Rhodes. An easy day trip (or longer stay) by catamaran from Fethiye or Marmaris in southwest Turkey, the maze of narrow streets that make up the medieval city of the old …

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Rose Börek With Potato & Spinach – Patatesli Ispanaklı Gül Böreği

Our gül böreği recipe is what we’re going to be making in this article. One of life’s simple foodie pleasures; the famous Turkish pastries; börek. And arguably, the börek with the prettiest name is gül böreği (rose börek). Well, we think so, at least. Gül böreği is a staple in Turkish cuisine and is so …

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