Food in Turkey

Throughout our 6 weeks in Turkey I was one of those people who took photos of their food… My excuse being ‘it’s for my blog’. I just had to document what we were eating, and share it with you all! Kuneffe: a shredded wheat dessert, done in three layers. A layer of shredded wheat, with…

A few days in Istnabul

We spent the first day exploring the Spice Market and the Grand Bazzar. Sultanahmet was relatively easy to navigate, with the bazaar positioned only 15 minutes away from our hostel, and the Blue Mosque within eye view, and a handy street map so we looked uber touristy. The spice market was a narrow covered street,…

Istanbul on a budget

We arrive in Istanbul at 6am to a full onslaught of taxi drivers wanting us to go this way, that way, no this way, NO THAT WAY !!! It’s too early for this much noise…and stress. With much effort we find a bus which will transport us half way to our pre-booked hostel and hop…

Turkish Ice cream

Here come the first of many Turkish food reviews, requested by my dear mother. Who if I ever win lotto, will fly directly to Turkey so she too can try all these yummy foods! Maraś, or Dondurma, or Turkish Ice cream is particular to Turkey, as it’s unlike any ice cream you will ever try!…

Hamam in Göreme

The Turkish Bath, called a hamam, is a must do in Turkey. In some places they are more expensive than others, Istanbul offer them for 70TL per person and Göreme offered us 55TL per person. We were weary about the idea of having someone scrub us, but after an overnight bus from Fethiye and a…

Göreme, Cappadocia

After an overnight bus ride we arrive in Göreme at 7.30am, the main tourist town within the area of Cappadocia. Driving into Göreme, the sky is filled with hundreds of hot air balloons. The number one tourist activity offered, for a staggering €100 per person. After being pointed in the direction of the campsite we’d…

Paragliding in Oludeniz

On arrival into Oludeniz, one of the first thing we noticed were the 15 to 20 paragliders soaring about us, screams echoing down. Every hour there were more and more, up to 20 at a time, landing right beside the beach, on the Main Street. As soon as we walked into town we were targeted…

Turkey’s public transport

From the moment we stepped off the boat in Marmaris we were made aware how efficient the public transport system is here and this has continued throughout our, now nearly 2 month journey. We have taken two overnight buses and multiple dolmus’s since we’ve been here, all have been amazingly efficient, excellently priced and most…

I Love You man, Oludeniz

I simply had to do a short post about the friendliest man we met in Oludeniz. After Dan lost one of his stretchers on his first dive into the crystal blue sea, of Oludeniz beach, the only option was to ask the gentleman blowing glass on the beach side, whether he could make some new…

Oludeniz and Tommy’s Boat Trip

After a crazy Dolmus (minibus) ride from Fethiye, we arrive with all our limbs, thankfully, in the small town of Oludeniz. We get dropped right outside our accommodation, The Sugar Beach Club, which offers camping, caravans and very cute wee dorm rooms, plus it’s own private beach right on the blue lagoon, and a restaurant….