Visiting the Ancient City of Ephesus

We visited Ephesus on our recent trip to Turkey and it was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday. It is an extraordinary place to visit. Ephesus was one of the most important cities in the ancient world and the site has been extremely well preserved and restored. As my 11-year-old says, “I am quite sure there is not…

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Summer Holidays Round-Up

The kids have gone back to school. How did you spend your Summer Holidays? In our case, how do you spend those all-important last Summer Holidays before your oldest starts secondary school? We had some much-needed sunshine on the Aegean Coast of Turkey, with days spent in the swimming pool or on the beach, and evenings eating seafood overlooking the…

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A Visit to a Turkish Bath

Matthew Carson/Flickr Turkish baths or Hammams have been popular in Turkey for thousands of years, many of them surviving from the Romans. The Hammam was an important part of Ottoman culture and was used to mark important milestones in an individual’s life. The 40-day-old baby was taken to the Hammam for his ritual first bath, the bride and groom bathed…

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