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Turkey’s Aegean Hideaway: Your Guide to Alaçati

Alaçati is a Turkish town with a Greek history that today blurs the boundaries of both. It’s a popular place for both tourists and locals to enjoy lazy days by the beach and busy nights in the bars and restaurants that line the cobbled streets. This way of life appeals to us…We loved Alaçati and will definitely return. […]

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A Taste of Turkey: Künefe in Antakya

Our road trip around Central Turkey introduced us to many fabulous local foods. Desserts were always a highlight.We tasted fabulous icecream in Kahramanmaras and ate mouth watering baklava and katmer in Gaziantep. Antakya is known to have the best künefe in Turkey so off we went in search of this delicious syrup soaked, sweet cheese pastry. […]

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Exploring Gallipoli and Remembering the ANZACs

As the sun rises over Anzac Cove in Gallipoli on the 25th April this year, Australia and New Zealand will remember this day, one hundred years ago, when the Anzacs, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, landed at Gallipoli.   Remembering Anzac Day Many Australians visit Turkey and many make the pilgrimage to Gallipoli to […]

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A Taste of Turkey: Katmer from Gaziantep

    Gaziantep may be famous for it’s baklava but there’s another delicious pastry that it is just as well known for: katmer. Straight from the oven, this sweet, flaky pastry pillow of kaymak and pistachio will have you wanting more. It is usually eaten for breakfast but if you sleep in, it is still […]

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The Secret of finding the Best Turkish Small Hotels

Even though we’ve spent quite a bit of time in Turkey over the last couple of years, it is only recently that I have learnt the secret of finding a fabulous small hotel there. Last year we spent six weeks on the road touring a large part of central Turkey. From the Black Sea to […]

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