Türk Yıldızları In Fethiye – We’d Love A Part Two

Yes, this is an ode to those that fly those spectacular flying machines that just leave me completely spellbound - and it's an ode to the machines, too, I guess. There's no rhyme or reason to this love of jets; it's just the way it is. A jet flies overhead and the world stops for a few short seconds … [Read more...]

Benyamin Sönmez Classical Music Festival And Babadağ – Just Wow!

Each year, for the last few years, Fethiye has played host to a classical music festival in memory of young cellist, Benyamin Sönmez. Benyamin Sönmez was an up and coming master of the cello. A winner of various awards and visitor to many countries where he was invited to play at many prestigious … [Read more...]

A Blast Of Colour In Fethiye – Renklerle Barışa Doğru By Alkan Çuhadar

It's (not very) creatively known by lots of English speakers in Fethiye as 'The Big Blue Building.' You'll know the one we mean; it's one of those constructions you grow to feel a strange affection for because it just doesn't blend in with its immediate surroundings - well, it's bright blue for a … [Read more...]

Fethiye Events – Happily Introducing Ourselves To Pro Beach Volleyball In Çalış

Have you ever been to a beach volleyball match? We hadn't until yesterday and, well, it's really good. For the last three days, Çalış has been hosting a Turkish Volleyball Federation Pro Beach Tour tournament and yesterday, for the finals, we decided to go along. Pro Beach Volleyball In … [Read more...]

Fethiye & Fethiyespor – Small(ish) Town, Big Impact

For the first time since we started Turkey's For Life, I'm stuck for what to write. This is the third time I've started this post. Other attempts have been binned. Three times I've decided not to write anything at all, but then where does that get us? Tomorrow will come and it'll be the same … [Read more...]

Fethiye World Music Festival – Our Playlist

If you follow our blog regularly and like our Facebook page, you'll know that we loved the recent Fethiye Culture and Arts Festival.  We enjoyed a low key afternoon in Kayaköy, listening to the musicians-  and a major part of the festival was the consecutive nights of World Music which took place in … [Read more...]

Fethiye Events – World Music In Kayaköy

Where arts and culture are concerned it's been a busy fortnight in the Fethiye area, and events are set to continue through this week too. A couple of weeks ago, it was the Kayaköy Cultural Connections Festival. And, on Saturday afternoon and into the evening, it was the turn of Kaya Village … [Read more...]

Fethiye Events: Kayaköy Cultural Connections 2013

In our previous post, we said we were going to have a bit of a running theme on Kayaköy for this week. We started off by writing about one of our loves of life in Fethiye; kendin pişir, kendin ye. These are restaurants where you indulge in an array of meze before barbecuing your own meats. There are … [Read more...]

Introducing Our Fethiye & Turkey Events Calendar

How many times have you been to Fethiye and returned home, only to find out you were in town for a significant event but missed it because you knew nothing about it? We live here, as do many other expats, and even we manage to miss so much. Let us give you an example: On Saturday, we went to … [Read more...]

You’re Invited To A Party – Time To Show Your Fethiyespor True Colours & Join The Celebration

You don't need to be in Turkey for very long before you realise that your average Turk on the street is a passionate football fan - and, wherever they live in Turkey, chances are they're going to support one of the 'big three' Istanbul teams; Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe or Beşiktaş. Well, many fans also … [Read more...]