Category archives: Turkey

Falling in Love with Fethiye

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The first real glimpse we have of Fethiye, during our trip to Turkey, is from above. A patchwork blanket of terracotta-coloured rooftops spreads out before us, the high-shine domes of mosques and the odd satellite dish winking in the dazzling sun. In the distance, the glittering sea provides a suitably epic backdrop, dotted with picturesque islands rising up[...]

A Cruise on the Dalyan River

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Last month, I was lucky enough to go on a wonderful honeymoon. Even though I’m not married. Now, before you start thinking I crashed some poor, hapless soul's first few weeks of wedded bliss, ("Hi guys, where are we sleeping?") let me quickly explain! A dear friend of mine has had a pretty crap year and to cut a long story short, her honeymoon to Turkey was [...]

Getting in Shape in Belek, Turkey

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Remember how I told you about the changes I’ve made to my exercising routine whilst traveling? (The secret is to actually start having one.) Well, this time I went to a trip specifically to exercise and to try as many new ways to tease my muscles as possible. And guess what? I came back feeling a hundred times more refreshed, active and centered than in any [...]

The hotel holiday - a field report

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There appear to be two kinds of people on this world. Those who go on holiday and are happy to spend its entirety at the hotel pool or beach, interrupted only by meal times, preferably as part of an all-inclusive deal. And then there are those who go to a place and want to see and do everything. Explore the city, go snorkeling, try 3 different restaurants a [...]

Culinary Istanbul

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Pasta and pizza come from Italy, tapas and 'queso' are the highlights of Spain, lamb and tzatziki make your meal in Greece. It is always the same - I travel to a southern European country, and all I can think about is the delicious food. Obviously, a trip to Turkey is no exception. Istanbul is a culinary paradise, but you have to know your way around. Here's[...]

Beauty lies within: Tarlabasi, the other Istanbul

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Two of the things I most love about traveling are 1. taking photos of people and 2. discovering the unexpected. When I travel I often wander the streets,  studying people's faces, the way they walk, talk, interact. I wonder who they might be, inventing little stories for myself what sort of lives they might be living, whether they're happy, what dreams and a[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Istanbul

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The sparkling waters of the Bosphorus, the endless views over thousands of roofs from the Tarlabasi Boulevard bridge, the stunning beauty in the Turkish women's faces - this and more makes the magic of Istanbul. The city is home to over 13 Million people (inofficial numbers even claim 20 Million), giving it a unique and powerful atmosphere that only cities o[...]

Special occasions call for special trips

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For the past 7 years I've been keeping a deal with myself: Each year for my birthday I treat myself to a trip - could be a weekend, could be a whole month, depending on time, money and inspiration. It's my way of patting myself on the back for always trying to live life to the fullest and to start off the new year in the best possible way. When other people [...]

Photo Tour through Istanbul

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Istanbul is the only metropolitan city of the world, which is located on two different continents, being Europe and Asia. Its culture holds a lot of diverse aspects and you can discover new things around every corner. In the morning some of Istanbul‘s muezzins singers call for prayer with the intention to bring people closer to God and you can hear their sin[...]