Daily life in Turkish Riviera and beyond

January 11, 2011 4 comments ,

Julia Power and Barry Dawber are among the 7,000 British citizens permanently live in Fethiye, a city in the Turkish Riviera and one of Turkey’s well-known tourist centres. They came to travel around Turkey just for 6 months in 2003, instead they bought a house and settled in the Land of the Lights, or Telmessos, as Fethiye was known in the ancient times.

Fethiye in Winter

They have been blogging their day by day experiences on their blog Turkey’s For Life since 2009. In their own words, the blog “tries to focus on all of the many positive and great things about Fethiye and other parts of Turkey”. Blog’s topics include recommendations for places to see, eat and drink and things to do in Fethiye.

From time to time the couple share their impressions of their excursions to Istanbul, Antalya, Greek islands and other parts of Turkey. Occasionally they try some original Turkish recipes and share them on their blog.

The authors’ attention to detail in their surroundings results intriguing topics which even most Turks would read with interest. Turkey’s For Life is a useful source of information about Fethiye & local culture, for those who want to travel to Turkey or who are interested in Turkish culture.

Turkey’s for Life

Turkey’s For Life could also be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. Photos courtesy of Turkey’s for Life.

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About the author

Sinan Yuzakli
Sinan Yuzakli was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. He lived in London for a brief period and has also traveled to Western Europe, Republic of Korea and Indonesia. Now he lives with his family in Canada. Sinan has worked for Consumer Electronics focused magazines as Editor & Editor in Chief. He studied German, Latin and Russian during his education. He enjoys photography, rock music, classic cars, epic movies, comedy TV shows and Franco/Belgian comics.
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  • Thank you so much Sinan for these kind words on Pocket Cultures. It means a lot. We’re hoping to do more travelling around Turkey, this year. As for the recipes – they’re edible for us, so hopefully we get them (almost) right! :)

  • I guess I will visit the blog! The photo is gorgeous and it is an area that I would like to know! I went to Corfu once, when I did Inter Rail 14 years ago, but I was not in Turkey.

    Thank you for sharing! :-)

  • Thanks for the comments :)

    @Sandra I’m glad you liked the post. Be our guest ASAP :)

    @Turkey’s for life – You’re welcome. I follow your posts with interest. Carry on blogging! :)

    (Sorry for the belated reply, due to my wrist injury)

  • A vacation in Oludeniz is all you need ;)