Bodrum Peninsula

The Bodrum Peninsula has a vast amount of holiday resorts that are worth exploring. This section is intended to be a travel guide and accounts of my travels through the area. I have not finished so please keep checking back or join in the discussions on Facebook.

5 Things to Do in Yalikavak : From An Insider

Yalikavak marina

Having travelled to Yalikavak many times, it is now, my favourite holiday destination in Turkey. With much to admire, this beautiful seaside resort, is popular with foreign and Turkish tourists. There are five reasons in particular why I keep going back, and this article also serves as a good guide for first time visitors to the resort. Guide on Things to do in Yalikavak  Sandy … [Read more...]

Yalikavak : Boat Captains & Windmills in Bodrum

Beach front Yalikavak

When people ask  for recommendations of where to visit in Turkey, I will add Yalikavak to the list along with Istanbul or Cappadocia.  It is strange that I would do this as there is nothing much to the Bodrum resort that stands out. About Yalikavak in the Bodrum Region of Turkey There is four main streets, windmills, a beach front and a harbor however the vibes that were buzzing around the … [Read more...]

My 2013 Travel Plans for the Bodrum Peninsula


For me, 2012 was a good year in terms of travel. I managed to visit many areas in Turkey and for the first time in eight years, I left the country for a brief visit to the UK. The plan is to make 2013 just as great and one place on my list is the Bodrum peninsula. Located on the West coast of Turkey, it is a popular destination, especially with British tourists. I have spent a lot of time on … [Read more...]

Bogazici and My Quest To Find It

Boat Taxi Bogazici

In my quest to find the tiny fishing village of Bogazici, I got lost in the Mugla region of Turkey.  I was previously told directions of how to get to Bogazici but instead  found myself driving up narrow, mountains roads that were taking me to the middle of nowhere. Eventually, I made it back onto the Bodrum Mugla highway where crazy “MALE” drivers were breaking the speed limit and playing … [Read more...]

The Sleeping Valley of Uyku Vadisi

uyku vadisi - milas - turkey

Uyku Vadisi translated from Turkish to English means Sleeping Valley and the person that gave this touristic establishment the name; definitely hit the nail on the head. My visit on Sunday was totally unplanned however it reinforced my belief that the best days are the unplanned ones. Even though this is a tourist establishment, I have never seen it mentioned in any guide books, nor have I heard … [Read more...]

Manastir Hotel – I Will Move In When I Win The Lottery.

Bodrum manastir

I found the Manastir Hotel in Bodrum to be perfect in every way. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. Hot water is flowing 24 hours a day, the buffet breakfast has more choices than you can physically eat and the staff treats you like royalty. Everything is so great that you wish the hotel had rooms for sale so you can move in permanently. This was my experience on a recent visit to the … [Read more...]

Kadikalesi and Gumusluk –Stunning Secrets

Kadikalesi, turkey

On the third day of our Bodrum road trip, we set off to drive from Turgutreis to Yalikavak. The route we took was via the coastal roads and this way we could stop off at any place that caught our attention. While Gumusluk was already on our itinerary, we had only heard of Kadikalesi the night before when chatting to a couple in a restaurant. (Turkey is like that, you find yourself chatting to … [Read more...]

Turgutreis, on the Bodrum Peninsula of Turkey

turgutreis beach

When I arrived in Turgutreis for the first time, I instantly felt an overwhelming sense of comfort and familiarity. Even though I had never been there before, I felt  like I was lured to experience something new. I also had the realization that I was not feeling nervous, even though I was in a strange place and meeting new people.  However I was only there for one day and I was introduced to a … [Read more...]

Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey : Big Boats, Expensive Beer and a Castle.


I can honestly say that out of all the Turkish coastal resorts that I have visited, Bodrum is my favorite. While walking around the main town, I felt a sense of style where every street and every shop blends into an overall portrait of sophistication and lazy afternoons relaxing.It is so hard not to pay homage to the way Bodrum has developed itself. Its allure seems to be the result of well … [Read more...]

My Bodrum Road Trip – Part One


Just after New Year, a discussion with a close friend led to an idea being born of a Bodrum road trip. For those of you, not familiar with Turkey, Bodrum is on the west coast and consists of the main town center and a number of small neighbouring coastal resorts. Many people booking flights to Turkey will fly into Bodrum airport as it is a convenient  base to reach a number of destinations. I had … [Read more...]