Chirp, chirp, or tweeting all pet lovers!

Some columns are inspired by members of the animal kingdom and rightly so. In the past I have written about visiting the Turkish capital...

Turkish life’s sweetest side: at your Pastanesi

They say that you cannot have your cake and eat it. We are all familiar with that proverb which amongst various options one could...

Eating out the Turkish way

Mercimek Corbasi? Sigara Borek? Adana Kofte?Plus a fine locally made beverage to accompany your delicious meal!  Does that perhaps sound familiar with regards to...

Is Turkey a better place to live in than Spain?

Whenever my generation about to leave school or before enrolling at college had saved enough money to go on a summer vacation...

Style and flair galore – İzmir perfect winter season day-trip

Whilst living in Kuşadası is most definitely truly enjoyable in itself exploring the surrounding area is, too. And one such destination no one should...

2500 words in Turkish – are you ready?

The moment I visited my local open air market and was handed a packet with fresh mushrooms instead of mini dumplings – my originally...

Foreign bank/debit cards – Turkish Lira account advisable

Have a foreign bank card, can pay locally? Well, not in my case! Actually, before figuratively speaking heading back to Turkey let me first...

So far, yet so near: a ‘literary postcard’ from Sanlıurfa

If you switch on your smartphone or go online anywhere else and check out a satellite map of Turkey you will of course easily...

Southend-on-Sea to Söke – by plane!

Regional airports may work out well for us flying folk, or they may not. In case of such a mid-sized transport hub being located...

‘Wheels down’ – flying in Turkey affordable, fun, safe

With five extremely reliable commercial carriers to choose from, and with one of them taking off and landing at 48 Turkish airports alone (!)...

Most read

Most Comment