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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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  • Gümüşlük - Calm and Chaos 1 day ago I was in Gümüşlük this week on a beautifully calm and sunny day. There were a few late sun-seekers on the beach and one or two boats in the bay but there wasn't much going on to disturb the peace and quiet. It was probably after just such a day on October 22nd 1943 when the Greek destroyer...
  • Drums, Guns and Rakı 5 days ago I was about to write a post about how we saved money, while making my daughter's wedding that bit more personal, by collecting bougainvillea petals to use as confetti. The idea came from close friend Netia, who had done the same for her daughter's wedding and I collected most of the petals pictured...
  • Wedding Dog Blog 1 week ago I'm used to the limelight, my lead-holder gets stopped in the Bodrum streets by strangers who have seen my photo online, but last Sunday I had my red carpet moment, although the carpet was rather uncomfortable pebbles not the best tufted weave. At one point I was faced by 50 humans all pointing...
  • Wedding Day - The Prep 1 week ago A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. ~Lois WyseMalcolm, Helen, Josie, the groom, the bride, Kath, me, Dave,Gareth and Owen Preparing for a wedding is said to be a stressful occupation, but if you are lucky...
  • The Final Countdown 3 weeks ago Five days left until the wedding and my daughter and I are finally getting down to some serious work. We are doing all the decorations ourselves with the exception of the bride's bouquet which has been ordered from By Bedish Bodrum.  I was drawn to this company as they are based in the first...

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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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