Welcome to the Turkish Travel Blog. This is my writing portfolio and online journal about Turkey and my life here. My story began in 2001. On a whim, I booked a late deal holiday to the coastal town of Marmaris on the Mediterranean coast.
I had no expectations or knowledge of the country that I was about to visit. I just packed my bags and arrived for the sun, sea, and sand. Stuck in a rut, in the UK, I needed fun and copious amounts of it.
At the end of the holiday, I wanted more out of life. Those two weeks had awoken me from a dormant state of non-existence. At the same time, in September of that year, I watched TV in disbelief. The Twin Towers had collapsed and thousands of people, who went to work, lost their lives.
I developed an acute sense that every day could be my last, and became determined to follow my dreams. Despite the advice of family and friends, I resigned from my well-paid job and in 2002; began work as a holiday rep in Turkey.
Since then the years have flown by. After living in Marmaris, Side, and Kusadasi, I moved to Altinkum, otherwise known as Didim. I worked as an estate agent and customer service representative for a local hotel.
However, I always had a dream to be my own boss so, in 2010, delved into the freelance writing business. My extensive knowledge of Turkey gave me the edge in an already competitive subject.
In 2014, the National Daily Sabah newspaper featured my blog. The Hurriyet Daily News also said, “Her travels are always unique and insightful beyond standard travel pieces.”
As well as a registered business, I also own a home in Turkey; have Turkish citizenship and even a Turkish name! (Don’t ask, it is a long story.)
While I’ve had many difficulties living here as a foreigner, Turkey has been kind to me. Many people who have visited the country will agree that it has an unseeing vibe that hooks you. Maybe it is the people, places, culture, or history but the country is definitely addictive.
My Writing Portfolio
Below are several examples of my work. They do not include ghostwriting assignments or web content descriptions. Please email me if you would like to see more samples.
- Events in Antalya commissioned by Thomas Cook
- Various travel topics by Adventure Seeker
- There’s More To Turkey Than All-Inclusive Holidays on Attraction Tix
- Butterfly Valley as quoted in the Smith Sonian Mag
- 10 Best Turkey Experiences on the Independent Traveller
- Various topics for Teletext Holidays
- Various Topics for Voices Newspaper and Media
- Hotel Descriptions for Hipmunk: Example here
Interviews and Travel Lists
- Expat Interview with Quest in Turkey
- My life in Turkey by Travel Blog Juice
- Living in Didim by The Working Traveller
- Travel Blogger Interview with Airline Miles Experts
- Top 100 Travel Expert by Runaway Guide
- Places in Turkey To Visit by Goolets Sailing
Guest Blog Posts and Syndicated Features
- Bougainville Turkey about my South-West Tour of Turkey
- Various Turkey Travel topics by Yonderbound
- Christian Landmarks in Cappadocia by Epoch Times
Read More On This Blog
There are over 300 pages on this blog if you would like to know more about my travels throughout Turkey or the places, people and culture. One of my favourite locations in the country is the Central Anatolia region of Cappadocia. With its cave churches and beautiful valleys, everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.
Alternatively, Istanbul is Turkey’s biggest city and the most popular tourist destination in the country. The modern influences with its historical timeline from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires ensure there is plenty to do and see.
Then, there is the lustrous Mediterranean coast, a splattering of beautiful coastal resorts each with their own distinct character and attractions. I, however, live on the Aegean coast that is home to the famous ruins of Ephesus. If you are planning a trip to Turkey, many places are worth visiting, and I hope you will find some inspiration on this blog. Happy Reading.
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