Author Archives: livingtheturkishdream

A Boat trip along the river Azmak, Akyaka..

  When I mentioned that I was going to Akyaka, someone recommended that we go on a short boat trip along the river, and when we arrived and saw how beautiful it was, that’s exactly what we did! We found the ticket kiosk and asked how much it was, I think it was 10tl each […]

Akyaka – Beautiful scenery, authentic houses & crystal clear sea..

  Whenever we visit Turkey we end up doing the same things and going to the same places, so this year we fancied a bit of a change and did a few days exploring. After spending a day in Denizli and the village, we left in the early afternoon and drove a couple of hours […]

An afternoon in Denizli…

Berkay’s family are from Denizli, most live in a small village but his uncle, aunt & their kids live in the city centre, so we’ve visited a few times over the past few years. Three weeks ago we visited again, just for the day. Usually whenever we go to Turkey we have at least one […]

Two weeks in Turkey …

This time 3 weeks ago we had just landed in Dalaman, with our whole 14 days holiday still ahead of us! This time last week, we were waiting back at Dalaman for our flight back home. I’ve definitely had post-holiday blues this week, because we had the best time! We visited a lot of different […]

The 5* Titanic Hotel, Lara Beach…

Up until fairly recently I had never stayed in an all inclusive hotel anywhere, so when we had to go to Antalya for the day to apply for Berkay’s visa in 2016, we decided to treat ourselves and book a night in the stunning Titanic Hotel in Lara Beach. I remember watching the travel channel […]

Bozüyük – Güzelköy – a famous village?

  Bozüyük is a small village in Muğla with a population of just a few hundred people. We visited for a few hours on the way back from Denizli to Fethiye last September on a really hot day. It’s a traditional village with old houses, farms, tractors, animals, little shops, a cafe and teahouses with […]

Hazev – Delicious Turkish food in London.

It was our 2nd wedding anniversary last week, so we went to a Turkish restaurant to celebrate. The name of the restaurant is Hazev, a cross between the words ‘haz’ meaning ‘enjoyment’, and ‘ev’ meaning ‘home’. It’s near Canary Wharf, between South Quay and Heron Quay DLR stations, right on the waterside with outdoor and […]