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...

Turkish simit take London by gastro-storm

One of the staple diets of fine Turkish everyday food has just gone posh, at least in London. So what is on the menu?...

Ready to go native: three tell-tale signs

When a reader of another publication I contribute to recently added an online comment in the sense of that ‘Klaus has probably gone native’...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Something old, new, borrowed, blue: first week in Turkey should do’s

Seriously – the first thing I did as a Turkey newcomer quite some time ago was something absolutely unexpected yet ultimately totally normal. I...

Are you planning a Turkey move in 2017? I would!

  ‘Travel makes you modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.’ What French author Gustave Flaubert once said is so...

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...

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