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Visiting Dalyan? Here’s What To See And Do

About an hour’s drive from Fethiye, just west of Dalaman Airport and east of Marmaris, sits one of our favourite little towns, Dalyan. Whilst we knew of its existence and proximity to Fethiye, before we moved here in 1998, we’d never visited Dalyan. And when we did finally go a couple of years later, it …

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Discovering Datça – 3 Days & 2 Nights In A Small Town

After three nights in the town of Bodrum and the good fortune of finding the Bodrum Datça ferry running on the day we wanted to travel, we arrived in Datça town. The plan was to stay for one night, just to spend a bit of time in the actual town rather than around the peninsula. …

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Bodrum Through Our Eyes – Why We Love Our Visits Here

Bodrum – it carries with it a bit of baggage. Bodrum has a reputation. A party town. A summer town. But, do you know what; Bodrum centre – and other places on the peninsula, too, for that matter – is neither of those for us. Over the years, because of visits with Turkish friends or …

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A Journey Through The Ancient Ruins Of Ephesus

After a good night’s sleep and a breakfast to set us up for the day, we once again hit the road for the short 2 hour drive towards Selçuk. First stop for the day, the magnificent ruined city of Ephesus. The day before, we’d clambered around the travertines of Pamukkale and explored the haunting ruins …

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Pamukkale – Turkey’s Cotton Castle

The world famous Pamukkale travertine terraces; it’s been a funny old relationship we’ve had with one of Turkey’s tourism poster sights. Back in 2004, we did an independent trip to Ephesus, staying in the town of Selçuk for a couple of nights. Well, you don’t miss the opportunity to follow the well-trodden Turkey travel trail, …

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Kadıköy Market – Foodie Treats on Istanbul’s Asian Shore

If you are food market enthusiasts like we are, we want to show you a little bit of Kadıköy market. In recent articles, we’ve already had the leisurely sail across the the stretch of water where the Bosphorus meets the Marmara Sea. And we’ve taken in the views from the Eminönü Kadıköy ferry. Now, we’re …

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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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