Author: Lucy Fyffe

The Ins and Outs of a Turkish Bath

On a particularly lazy day in Istanbul, I decided it was time to try a Turkish Bath. To be totally honest, I had no idea what I was in for. I’d seen pictures of people in bath robes, looking relaxed, and that was enough to convince me. I asked my hostel for a recommendation and just a few hours later I was off to be bathed. After undressing and putting on a light towel, I was shown into the hot stone bathing area. At the time, it was only me and one other young guy in there. Both being...

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Avoiding Crowds at Pamukkale

Pristine white springs, filled with bright blue water… Obviously this place was way up on my Turkey ‘to-do’ list before I even landed. However, I desperately hate crowds, and Pamukkale is known for being rammed all day long. So here’s how to see it without having to dodge the herds of tourists. Stay in town Many people do Pamukkale as a day trip from Kusadasi, Izmir, Antalya or other big cities. However, I’d strongly recommend staying in Pamukkale for a night to ensure you can make the most of it. There’s not really anything else to do in Pamukkale,...

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Top 5 Things To Do In Fethiye, Turkey

Fethiye was one of my favourite places in Turkey – although, perhaps I say that about too many places in Turkey. I just loved it all! I think what makes Fethiye so great is that there’s a bit of everything. There’s a cute little old town to roam around, some history to take in, lots of lovely people to befriend and stunning natural landscapes all around. I only stayed a few nights, but I’m sure I could’ve easily filled a week exploring the town and its surroundings. So… What should you do while you’re in Fethiye? 1. Roam the...

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Chasing Waterfalls in Turkey

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a good waterfall. I’d go so far as to say that waterfalls are my favourite ‘thing’ in the world. There’s just something mesmerising about falling water. I can’t explain it! Sadly, I only got to chase one waterfall in Turkey. I did a bit of research and found that there are plenty of waterfalls dotted all over the country, but most of them were either too far away to justify the trip, or quite difficult to get to without a car. However, the one waterfall I did see was a pretty...

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