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November In Fethiye – Sport, Sky & Seasonal Food

The month of November has been and gone, which can only mean one thing: another article to add to our ever growing collection of monthly Fethiye news updates. Not much preamble for you this month because we’ve just got such a lot to get through. So, without further ado… A Time For Remembrance November is …

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Why We Love A Lunch At Gül Pension & Restaurant, Faralya

It’s the Turkey of days gone by at Gül Pension and Restaurant in Faralya. No airs and graces, here. A bit like Bülent’in Yeri in Kayaköy. Whilst exclusive boutique hotels and luxury villas have certainly found their way to the steep, terraced mountainsides of Faralya, village life also continues to tick along as it has …

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Fora Apart Hotel, Datça – ‘Wow’ Views And Spacious Rooms

Sometimes, you just get lucky! Very lucky, for us, on this occasion. A proper wow moment as we stepped out onto the balcony of our little apartment at Fora Apart Hotel in Datça. We’d just had three great nights in springtime Bodrum and made the leisurely ferry journey to our next destination. If you remember …

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East Turkey Road Trip Part 3 – Unexpected Adventure In Iğdır

So allow us to refer you back to the map of our East Turkey road trip. We started off at point A, Patnos, and drove Southwest to point B, Muradiye Waterfalls. In our last post, we then headed northwards to Doğubeyazıt so we could visit the amazing Ishak Paşa Sarayı. After that, it was decided …

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East Turkey Adventures On The Road – 10 Driving Tips For A Road Trip

“Have you brought your driving license?” “Yeah, why?” “Good. We’re going on a road trip. You’re driving.” We’d just got off the bus from Erzurum, which was immediately preceded by 20 hours or so on the Doğu Express train from Ankara. Time delays meant we’d decided to stay with our friend for just a couple …

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Ankara To Erzurum On The Doğu Express – The Train Journey In Photos

Rail travel in Turkey – it really should be top of everybody’s agenda. This is our photographic journey of the Doğu Express (Doğu Ekspresi) overnight train from Turkey’s capital, Ankara to the city of Kars. We were alighting in Erzurum. Let us set the scene… It’s May 2013 and, so far on our journey, we’ve …

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Ankara Is Not Dull. It Can’t Be; It’s A City!

Imagine if a city was a person with real thoughts and feelings; we think of cities like this all the time because they’re such complex beings. There’s always so much more to discover than what you first come face to face with on that initial greeting. Over time, you get to know each other and …

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Ankara Citadel And The Old City: Mooching Around On The Roof Of Turkey’s Capital City

So, what have we told you thus far about our (too) short time in Ankara last May? A quick recap: It was a quick stopover while we waited for our train to take us eastwards to stay with a friend. Ankara’s a big city and to say we didn’t really have our bearings on arrival …

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Remembering Atatürk: Why Our Visit To Anıtkabir In Ankara Wasn’t Quite What We Expected

Today is the anniversary of the death of founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. He passed away in Dolmabahçe Palace at 9:05 am on this day in 1938. Anıtkabir – The Mausoleum Of Atatürk Atatürk’s mausoleum, Anıtkabir, is in Ankara, and while we were in the city for a short time, we were …

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