Category Archives: Turkey

It’s Boiling Down Here – Let’s Head for the Hills

It’s only June but the temperatures on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast have crossed the 40C line for each of the last three days. Even our pool, which last week sent a shiver through the body when you jumped in, is now … Continue reading

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Spring Walking in South Western Turkey

South Western Turkey is a magnificent place for walking.  There are kilometre after kilometre of coastal walking, low hills, valleys, woodland and not far inland from us mountains in the Taurus that exceed 3,000 metres.  Just take your pick.  And the paths … Continue reading

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Keeping the Best Till Last

Walking is our passion. Every day we try to do at least 10,000 steps – measured by my trusty smartphone. It’s not exactly a marathon but it’s a lot better than leading the life of a couch potato. Of course, … Continue reading

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Three Walks in Three Days – Day Three

Monday had been largely a beach and scrub walk. Tuesday had been stony, steep paths and a high ridge. Today, for the last of the trio, we would be mostly on tracks above steep cliffs and with views out over … Continue reading

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Three Walks in Three Days – Day Two

Yesterday we had the first of our three walks. It was mostly at or near sea level and involved a lot of walking in sand and scrub. Today, by way of a contrast, our route was going to take us … Continue reading

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Three Walks in Three Days – Day One

This year has seen the part of Mediterranean Turkey where we have our second home, enjoying fantastic weather. The sun has been shining every day, the temperature has been in the mid 20C’s and there has been a light breeze. Ideal … Continue reading

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Journey’s End

Our circuit of western Turkey was coming to an end. Over the next three days the plan was to drive south down the Aegean Coast, turn the corner at Izmir and head east along the Mediterranean back to Kalkan. On … Continue reading

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