We have just completed a housesit for the second time in Turkey. The first one was last year for 3 months and the second was this year for a month and a half. Both times were to housesit for the same couple and their adorable animal family. How did we find Turkey? What did we… Continue reading 35 THINGS about the TURKISH Culture
Last year we were eating chocolate in Aubonne, Switzerland, the previous year in Helmsley, United Kingdom and going further back it was in New Zealand. So as you can see, there is an overwhelming repetitive habit occurring with chocolate. It's true, we love eating chocolate at Easter time. If the truth is to be told, we… Continue reading Easter in a Muslim Country
In this small rustic area not far from the hustle and bustle of Fethiye. Things and people moved more slowly, no doubt because the tourist season had not yet gained traction or had even started for the year. Which meant that when we came to the ruins of Kayakoy, no one gave us much thought.… Continue reading The Ghost Village of Kayakoy
In Dalyan. Spring, not Summer. Warmish not HOT. More locals out walking than tourists. One more cat, albeit only a temporary visitor, had been added to the gang. Of course, you would remember the gang from our last visit here in the Summer of 2017. This visit could not be more opposite in weather conditions.… Continue reading Neighbourhood Walks – Iztuzu Beach & more
Santa Claus did live in Turkey. Though it's not the same Santa Claus, you think it is. What great memories of childhood are conjured up when remembering this fat jolly man, his elves, and the flying reindeer and of course those huge big sacks full of presents. Every year around Christmas time, millions of parents across… Continue reading Did Santa Claus live in Turkey?
On a warm sunny Thursday morning in mid-June, we departed Pamukkale with a touch of eagerness as we were heading to the coast. It did seem such a long time since we had ventured near the sea or wet our toes in the cool, soothing water. In the meantime, we had approx 300kms of countryside… Continue reading The Summer Roadtrip – Kas, Turkey Pt3
We started off as we mean to go on. With an enjoyable and relaxed morning in the company of Liz, Dave and their animal family [our Dalyan housesit, which we know we are going to enjoy] before we headed off towards Pamukkale which would be our base for a couple of nights. What were our… Continue reading The Roadtrip to Pamukkale, Turkey – Pt 1