Lycian Legacy – Pinara
Tucked away in the mountains and dominated by a dramatic red cliff peppered with dozens of rock-cut tombs, there's a dream-like quality to the ancient city of Pinara. It's one of my favourite places in Turkey.
A Life in Colour
Months of brilliant sunshine really make colours fizz and pop in Turkey. Here's a selection of cheerful photos to prove my point. Don't forget your shades. Or welding goggles if it's a particularly bright day!
Selçuk and Ephesus
A road trip north took us to Selçuk, a town blessed with more history than you can shake a stick at, including, would you believe, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World.
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.
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?
Uniquely Turkish Transportation
You see all sorts on the roads in Turkey, where necessity is very much the mother of invention. I always keep my camera handy when out and about to snap the truly wonderful.
A Short Stay In Selimiye
Released from Covid restrictions, we spent a few days over in the delightful seaside village of Selimiye on the Bozburun peninsula during the final week of the tourist season.
Antalya is a teeming city of millions, but at its heart lies the Kaleici, a hidden gem of close-packed narrow streets, restored Ottoman houses, lovely parks and a Roman harbour, all encircled by ancient walls.