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There are plenty of very good blogs detailing the ex-pat journey through modern Turkey. The aim of this one is to catch sight of past Turkey through my experience of re-settling in modern Bodrum.
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  • Life Goes On 2 days ago As the chickens come home to roost just across the South Eastern borders of Turkey, life in the South West goes on as normal.  You'd have to look very hard here to find clues that a "war" is raging at the other end of the country.  A small protest in central Bodrum demanding Turkish intervention...
  • Bodrum Talks Teas. 6 days ago Photo credit - Robert PatrickFriday's talk gave us a few reasons to sweat;  tricky translations, non-compatable memory sticks, non-existent air-con and the inevitable mobile phones piping up every so often, but over all it went very well and more people than expected turned up. I've been asked to...
  • A basket full of Bodrum teas. 1 week ago I got back from Greece just in time to miss all at the Bayram festival sacrifices, which suits me. The rest of the week has been taken up with preparing for a talk I'm giving today on local remedies. This is the basket I prepared to take to the lecture. It is one of my favourite baskets, a Sussex...
  • Flying Dolphin floundering 2 weeks ago If the passenger-carrying metal tube in which you are sitting is going to break down, then it's preferable to be in one with foils rather than wings. My trip on Tuesday was going really well: after my long sit down in Istanbul, Pegasus Airlines got me to Athens airport 10 minutes early and I hopped...
  • A comfy chair 2 weeks ago Airports aren't much fun.  They give travelling a bad name.  I had a 5 hour stopover in Istanbul yesterday, not long enough to get out into the city but a very long time stuck on uncomfortable seats. So I found myself a comfy armchair.  I had to pay 15 Euros (39TL) for the privilege of sitting...

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  • Bodrum’s top 8 famous residents help you plan your visit Writing Contest March 2013 Herodotus wouldn’t recognise Bodrum as his birthplace Halicarnassus, but I’m sure he’d send you off to the 8 Lelegian towns around the Bodrum peninsula, to savour what life was like in the 5th century BC. Make an easy start by visiting Pedasa...
  • First School in Turkey - A personal journey Education and International Schools I considered myself to be an exemplary ex-pat for the first 14 years I lived in Turkey. I learnt the language, embraced the customs and tried to see two sides to the story if ever there was any Turkey bashing going on. For a few years I was... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Website Reviews » There are 9 reviews on BacktoBodrum

06:28 AM October 27, 2012

This blog has only been going for a short time but it's gathering interest rapidly. It's a great blog written by a truly lovely person.

14:08 PM October 27, 2012

Love reading the stories about life in Turkey in her town and travels abroad in "Back to Bodrum's Blog"......She has great photo's of Turkey and her travels, and some of the Archaeological sites that she explores. Always an interesting story and some facts about her wouldn't expect. That's why I'm always interested to peek into her Blog.

Helen Devries
16:07 PM October 27, 2012

This is such an enjoyable blog....daily life, a rescue dog, visits to archeological sites all told with style and humour.

Liam Brennan
22:19 PM October 27, 2012

Back to Bodrum is a bit of a guilty pleasure (like good chocolate). Beautifully written by a woman clearly in love with Turkey, and Bodrum in particularly. A real gem of a blog.

Janice Whelan
12:46 PM October 30, 2012

I enjoy this blog so much. I feel I learn a great deal about life in Turkey, the photos and commentary on life in Bodrum are always fascinating.

17:47 PM October 30, 2012

As someone fascinated by history and archaeology this blog has become essential reading for me in a very short time. Mixed with the history is a wry and intelligent look at life in modern Turkey, all beautifully illustrated.

Jack Scott
11:13 AM November 05, 2012

Always fascinating, always amusing from someone in the know!

16:11 PM November 20, 2012

What can I say - this blog has made me laugh out loud several times. And I haven't been to Bodrum yet so it keeps me dreaming.

15:37 PM August 15, 2013

Interesting blog. After traveling for turkey, I like to re-read blogs. Remembering places of interest.

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