Now that spring is here we have decided to escape the city and explore the Trakya region, famous for its beautiful scenery, colorful culture, tolerant people and fertile vineyards. Our first stop was Vize, just 138 kilometers from Istanbul and a world apart. It’s one of Turkey’s expanding network of Slow Cities or CittaSlow. Slow cities are characterized by a way of life that supports … Continue reading In Vino Veritas
It felt like ages, but after a mere six months later we found ourselves back in Göcek and on board our sailboat, the Vagabond. Vagabond is a 45 ft Jeanneau that we bought a year ago. And from that moment on, it became our second home. If all goes well and Poseidon proves to be friendly, we plan to spend May and most of … Continue reading Göcek Stories – Chapter 1
1.Gün / 14 Temmuz Ekip 13 Temmuz akşam üzeri toplandı. Biz Erbil’le Brüksel’in yağmur ve kapkara gökyüzünden kurtulup Göceğe geldiğimizde, Ayşegül’ü teknede gadget’ları ile oynarken, Ahmet’i ise İstanbul – Midilli – Balıkesir – Göcek etabını tamamlamış, pantonlarda emekli albay modunda tekneleri teftiş ederken bulduk. Amacımız Ayşegül’ün yeni teknesi All that Jazz’i ay sonundaki bir sefere hazırlık olarak Göcek Marintürk’teki evinden Bodrum’a götürmek. Jazz 6 yaşlarında … Continue reading All That Jazz’in Göcek’ten Bodrum’a gelişi.
I recently spent a a few days in my native Istanbul and had a special girls night out with my friends. We started at the hammam to properly pamper ourselves had a great time. While relaxing on göbektaşı, the large heated marble, my thoughts started to wander about the old traditions and just how deliciously luxurious they can be. The hammam is a traditional Turkish bath, a large … Continue reading Pamper yourself at an Istanbul Hammam