Eğirdir and the Turkish Lake District
A trip inland to an area we’ve always passed through but never stopped in brings real delight, with balmy temperatures, clear air, stunning scenery, exceptionally friendly locals, great food - and surprisingly large amounts of lavender!
Get Away On A Gulet
When the summer heat is too much, there’s no better relief than to enjoy a gulet cruise. We set sail from Fethiye and ambled down to Kekova and back, stopping in quiet bays, swimming in crystal clear waters and enjoying some top-notch cuisine.
Three Mountain Passes
If you’re heading up to the mountains, here’s a trio of routes you might like to try. Each winding country road takes you over a remote high pass, with glimpses of traditional country life and, at the summit, wonderfully expansive views.
Post-Lockdown Pottering About!
When lockdown was finally lifted, I had a think about some of the places that might be pleasant to visit, both locally and further afield. Starting in and around Fethiye and ranging right over to Cappadocia, here’s a few suggestions.
There’s so much more to Fethiye than the Paspatur and the seafront. I pootled around the back streets and discovered some intriguing sights. Did you know there’s a substantial waterfall in Fethiye?
If It Moves…
Another look at the vast subject that is Turkish transportation. Did you know I once saw two Friesian cows in a minibus and a full-length ladder being carried sideways on a scooter?
Fethiye In Winter
The pace of life slows in the off-season and with days often sunny and warm, Fethiye in winter is a delight, particularly when the mountains are topped with gleaming snow.
While only a few kilometres from Fethiye as the crow flies, the Kaya valley is a rural oasis, green, fertile and dotted with numerous ruins, including the abandoned village of Karmylassos.
Turkish Cuisine. It’s Memorably Tastys
The food is amazing, the dishes colourfully sumptuous, the taste exquisite. Turkish cuisine is amongst the finest in the world and is one of the main reasons we decided to come and live here.
Once Seen Never Forgotten
When was the last time you did a double-take? It’s an almost daily occurrence in our lives when we see something incredibly beautiful or just joyously eccentric. My neck muscles have never been more toned!