BacktoBodrum

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BacktoBodrum
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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  • Halloween inspiration. 4 hours ago If you are sitting in front of a pumpkin, knife in hand, wondering whether it's easier to cut round eyes or square eyes, here are a few examples of pumpkin sculpture from Bodrum that might encourage you to raise your game.http://backtobodrum.blogspot.com.tr/2013/04/bodrum-for-foodies.html
  • First sip. Melon Seed Sherbet. 2 days ago Harem Scene by Quintana Blas Olleras (1851-1919)The word sherbet brings two images to my mind. The first, as a child of the Midlands in the 1960s, is of a yellow tube filled with fizzing powder that could be sucked up a liquorice straw. If you lived in the Midlands in the 60s you'll know that this...
  • Neighbours 5 days ago Twenty three years ago, we decided that a life without neighbours was for us. Not that we had particularly bad neighbours but one was partial to DIY at six in the morning, the other wasn't keen on our dog and after 10 years watching Bodrum town change from a small fishing village to an...
  • Yellow Summer 1 week ago This time of the year is called Sarı Yaz - Yellow Summer, but I think a better English translation would be "Mellow Summer". The heat and harshness July and August is over,  the air feels soft and everything seems to calm down, even the sea has a milky laziness to it.  It is a perfect time to...
  • Life Goes On 1 week 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...

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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...

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Website Reviews » There are 9 reviews on BacktoBodrum

Ayak
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.

Erica
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 photos...you 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.

Perpetua
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!

Karen
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.

Samuel
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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