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A big wooden horse and a bunch of rubble?

A trip to Canakkale wouldn’t be complete without going to Troy. And since Fatso is our budding historian/archaeologist we simply had to go. A visit to Troy is actually split into two parts: The archaeological museum in Canakkale city centre; … Continue reading

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Gokceadi, holidaying Turkish style

Our original plan was to pop over to an island on the other side of the peninsular for a night. Mainly because I keep hearing about my friends who still live in Turkey coming here for a holiday and because … Continue reading

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Lest we Forget – A Canakkale Tour

This year we decided to have a bit of a holiday/trip to see parts of the country neither I nor the boys had seen before. So after a couple of days in Istanbul and the bloody great fall, we headed … Continue reading

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Humpty Dumpty had a bloody great fall

After two days in Istanbul, and deciding it was definitely not what it used to be, it was time to move on. Or so we thought. Best laid plans and all that…. Our plan was to get up early(ish) and … Continue reading

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Memory Lane and Faded Glory

I lived in Istanbul for four years until 2001. While I used to go back frequently, to visit friends and my fabulous hairdresser, I haven’t been back since I left Turkey over 7 years ago. So meeting my boys off … Continue reading

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And so it begins…..again

Sitting in the airport waiting for the flight to board means that I am off to the land of Turks again. Later this year thanks to May following Trump’s lead and banning laptops on flight from Turkey, so I had … Continue reading

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Que sera sera

There are times I wish I could be a bit more like Doris Day, but that would mean her carefully manicured studio image rather than the real lady. In fact, I think after events of yesterday I am far closer … Continue reading

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