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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  • Ch..cha..changes. 2 days ago At the beginning of May there was this ......a local council cafe on the harbourThen there was this......the wrecking crew move inNow there is this......instant landscaping.It comes to something when a local cafe run by the municipality gets knocked down because of a complaint over its legality....
  • Not a good argument Mr Gove 1 week ago First Ukip puts out a party political broadcast telling all that watched  (hopefully very few) how horrible we Turks are and now Michael Gove is using the highly unlikely possibility that Turkey will join the EU and thus flood the NHS as a reason to support Brexit. As one mired in all things...
  • Hair to Stay 2 weeks ago It's been nearly 4 months since my last hair cut,  my tresses are showing signs of stress and my feet are a disgrace.  They mirror the inner turmoil of having one's comfy life turned upside down so a trip to Kuaför Huriye is on the cards.  When I lived in Sussex, I had my hair cut by the...
  • For better, for worse ...in sickness, in health... 2 weeks ago I met my husband in 1982, the spark of attraction was immediate and after a few dates we moved in together and have been inseparable ever since. We've driven each other mad and kept each other sane as we lived and worked together 24/7. Today is our 32nd wedding anniversary. According to Mister...
  • Longing for a rural idyll 3 weeks ago “The train whistled, and chuffed out of the station. The children pressed their noses to the window and watched the dirty houses and the tall chimneys race by. How they hated the town! How lovely it would be to be in the clean country, with flowers growing everywhere, and birds singing in the...

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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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