The Drive To The Summit Of Babadağ – Scary Or Mesmerising? You Choose…

In our last Babadağ post, we wrote about the event that took us up there; the live music performance as part of the Fethiye Classical Music Festival in memory of cellist, Benyamin Sönmez. There can't be many more perfect settings for live music than the top of the Fethiye area's highest mountain; … [Read more...]

When The Sun Goes Down – Five Izmir Photos

Memories from our time in Izmir: there are a lot of them. Food more than played it's part by way of the söğüş, Çeşme kumrusu and the stuffed mussels. In between meals, we also managed a bit of sightseeing. Of course, we couldn't go to Izmir without taking many photographs of the famous Izmir Saat … [Read more...]

A Wander Through History In Istanbul’s Egyptian Spice Bazaar; Mısır Çarşısı

Istanbul has done what it does best and once again pushed itself to the forefront of our minds. That's what this city does to you. We're going to wander around the historic Egyptian spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı) in this article. Mısır Çarşısı (the Egyptian Spice Bazaar)  The Egyptian Spice … [Read more...]

The Famous Taksim – Tünel Historic Tram, Istanbul

Yesterday evening and through the night, Fethiye had its first, long awaited, late summer rain. Heavy skies and humidity preceded it and we were grateful to wake up this morning to flat calm sea, views of the hills and, more importantly, a bit of fresh air. We're starting to wind down now after … [Read more...]

Istanbul Street Food – Black & White Series

Well isn't this a coincidence? Today's post is a series of black and white photos from Istanbul. It's not the first time we've done this. And there's the coincidence. On going back to our first Istanbul in Black and White post, it's become apparent that we published it exactly this time last year, … [Read more...]

Xanthos, Turkey – Exploring The Lycian Federation’s Leading City

Our previous post was a series of photos showing different scenes from the site of the temple of Leto, Letoon. This post is another photo story but this time, all the shots are of different areas of the site of Xanthos. While Letoon was the religious centre of the Lycian Federation, Xanthos was … [Read more...]

Istanbul – A View From Galata Bridge

Regular visitors to this blog will have worked out long ago that we're not big on covering all the main tourist sights of Turkey here. It's not that we don't want to! The problem is, we only started this blog a couple of years back when we'd already made numerous visits to Turkey and lived here on … [Read more...]

Istanbul in Black & White: Photo Story

People who read this blog a lot will know that we absolutely love getting up to Istanbul whenever we can and today, we're a bit excited because we can actually count down to our next visit: we've registered for the 2011 Eurasia Marathon in October (well, the 15km run for me)! So, while we have … [Read more...]

Fethiye To Göcek Boat Trip: Photo Story

We posted about the boat trip from Fethiye to Göcek market last year and, last Sunday, we made the trip again. In this post, we'd like you to join us on our outing as we sail from Fethiye, across the bay to beautiful Göcek and back again. Our journey begins at 11 am, just after all the other … [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...]