Fethiye

The Proper Shave…Turkish Style

Posted by on Nov 12, 2011 in Fethiye, Kalkan, Road Trips, Travel, Turkey, Wanderlust | 3 comments

The Proper Shave…Turkish Style

Well, I couldn’t end my Turkey stories without telling you about the shave.

Roy wanted a real Turkish shave and he hadn’t shaved for a few days so that he could properly enjoy one.  We asked Captain Mehmet who the best barber was in Kalkan and he told us.  So on our last night we went into town.  We hadn’t really explored Kalkan because we’d been so busy.  That’s not usual for us.  We love towns but on this trip there was too much to do.

We found Elit Barber on a busy street with music blasting and lit up like a carnival.  Like I told you before, Turkish towns are alive.  We asked for the barber and were told he was not in the shop but would come right away.  Mind you, it was 10PM but not a problem apparently.

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The Fish Market

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in Fethiye, Fish Market, Restaurant Reviews, Travel, Turkey, Wanderlust | 0 comments

The Fish Market

Chapter 5 – The Fish Market

We wanted fish.  Well I wanted fish; Roy’s allergic but he loves seafood.  We were told the only place to go was The Fish Market in Fethiye.  So after spending the day by the pool at Villa Mandarin, we hopped in the car for a drive.  Fethiye is the largest town in the area,  a small city actually and we wanted to see it and explore a little.  Once we took the exit we were immediately lost.  Being Sunday nothing was open but we found a gas station and were able to get directions.  Everyone knows the Fish Market.  We drove to the waterfront and parked the car.  The promenade along the harbor is beautiful and since it’s Sunday people are walking, talking and having leisurely lunches at restaurants dotted along the way.  There are lots of boats docked; fishing boats and gulet boats available for charter.  Fethiye is a point of departure for the famous gulet trips.  We had to ask people where the fish market was and finally found it.  Not where we thought it would be, along the water, but on a side street a few blocks in.

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