The Euromos Ruins of Turkey

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I love walking around historical monuments and after a friend mentioned Euromos I decided to head there on a day trip. I was told it was old ruins that were definitely worth a look in. Now, let’s get straight to the point here. If you are passing by the Euromos ruins while on the Bodrum / Milas road then do stop off to take a look. Take a couple of photos and get back in your car again. Don’t however, … Read More

Guide to Yalikavak in Bodrum – Turkey

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Yalikavak in Bodrum is an absolute prize gem. There are four main streets, windmills, a beach front and a harbour however the vibes buzz around town make you feel laid back and ready to adopt the easy way of life. For many decades, the former fishing village relied heavily on British tourism as the primary source of income for locals. Then foreigners started buying property in Yalikavak, and it became an expat haven. However, fame beckoned when the state-of-the-art marina … Read More

Herakleia and The Hard-Core, Street Crew of Turkey

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Don’t be fooled by the flowery trousers and cute smiles. Don’t assume that these five women are just plain, simple Turkish housewives. They rule the streets with iron fists and even the menfolk of the village run and shrink into the shadows of doorways when they pass. I met the hard-core,  street crew yesterday when we were driving around the old village of Herakleia in Milas in the Aegean region of Turkey.  Narrow, steep-winding roads lead us to accidentally drive … Read More

Mavisehir : Beautiful Sunsets and Night Markets in Turkey

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I’ve been holidaying in Turkey with my wife for almost four years. We own a small apartment in a town called Altinkum, Didim, which is about an hour’s drive North of Bodrum airport. Every year that we visit, I fall more in love with Turkey. The people, lifestyle, culture and traditions all fuse to present a unique destination. Anyone who has not been to Turkey is missing out on a memorable experience. In Altinkum, we have beautiful summer weather, a … Read More

Horse Racing in Turkey – How NOT To Blend In With the Locals

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Here is the thing about horseracing and me. There is no great passion on my behalf. I do not bet, follow jockeys, go to the tracks and I have never ridden a horse either. However, I like to keep an open mind in Turkey and experience everything at least once. Therefore, when a group trip was arranged to visit the Izmir horse track, I decided to tag along with a group of friends. Before I tell the story, you need … Read More

My Bad Hotel Experience : The Story

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When on the road, you expect something to go wrong and so far our road trip had been perfect. However our arrival into the resort of Yalikavak turned out to be the day when I would have to start assessing my expectations and what I was prepared to put up with. I had a bad hotel experience that has made me doubt the hotel industry. Even though, the day turned out well in the end, it also left me with … Read More

Kadikalesi and Gumusluk –Stunning Secrets

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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 everyone and anyone that wants to … Read More

Visiting Turgutreis in Bodrum and a Day of Indulgence

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Turgutreis in Bodrum – Turkey, filled me with an overwhelming sense of comfort and familiarity, even though I had never been there before. I felt lured to experience something new and confident, being in a strange place and meeting new people. But I only travelled to Turgutreis resort for one day and was introduced to a lifestyle that would surely kill me if I adopted it permanently. About Turgutreis in Bodrum Turgutreis resort sits on the Bodrum peninsula of Turkey, … Read More

Yesiltepe – Where Is Everyone?

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I looked left and then I looked right. There was not a soul to be seen in the small village of Yesiltepe. I had been to this area many times before but it had always been a fleeting visit and I was eager to find out why a lot of ex-pats were attracted to buying property here. It was a not a place that instantly captivated me but I had decided to return and give it one more chance before … Read More

Yesilkent : A Quiet Resort Near Altinkum in Turkey

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Yesilkent is a hidden gem on the Aegean Coast of Turkey. Correction, it WAS a hidden gem. It was not often mentioned in tourist guides and the only way to find out about it was browsing through forums and blogs. It was a quiet resort with a couple of beaches and restaurants. All that changed however with the opening in May of the Venosa Beach Resort. This hotel towers above everything else in the area and certainly has a domineering … Read More

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