Hilarious account of a Turkish hamam experience

My friend Dusha recently visited a traditional Turkish bathhouse. Here is his account of what happened, reproduced with his permission. Hamam – Turkish Bathhouse. Let me take you through the steps. Step 1 – Pick your style. We picked traditional which includes a body scrub, wash, 30 minute oil massage, and unlimited time in the […]

Turkish delights around Dalaman


By Alex Siborn Turkey is a holiday destination of choice for those in search of a warmer climate, interesting culture, fabulous beaches and a real break from the norms of daily life. There are so many great places to go that choosing just one can be difficult. One destination that is growing in popularity is Dalaman. Holidays to […]

Travel Tales: Netty Mac

Netty Mac

Name: Annette Age: 43 Occupation: Senior travel consultant Favourite travel destination?: Turkey Best meal you’ve ever had while travelling?: At the Antique Turquois Café, Sultanhamet, Turkey Best kiss?: In Luxor going through customs after saying goodbye to my lover,  he jumped through security for one last air bending smooch. Scariest drive?: A public bus in […]

Istanbul, Turkey


Young adult fiction writer Michael Hearle explores Istanbul. çok teşekkür ederim means thank you very much in Turkish. When spoken aloud it sounds like ‘two sugars and a dream’. I use the phrase frequently while visiting Istanbul and every time the locals grin. I suspect my pronunciation may be off. This is the last stop […]

Hoyran, Turkey

Young adult fiction author Mick Hearle explores a village lost in time.  Today, I saw a girl from the village riding a donkey and talking on a cellphone. She had a faded red scarf covering her hair and dusty bare feet. I smiled and waved at her as she passed, and she smiled back. Behind […]

Tour Review: Topdeck Tours, Turkey

Lisa and Fran Pamukkale

Name: Lisa Perkovic What Tour Company did you travel with?: Topdeck Tours Where did you go?: Turkey – starting off in Istanbul, with an overnight train to Ankara, we spent two weeks on an epic bus trip through Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Gallipoli, Canakkle and back to Istanbul. The name of the tour was Turkey Explored. Who […]