Expats in Turkey are particularly active bloggers. Some of these blogs I know well, others were discovered while researching this post. They range from inane yet entertaining fluff detailing personal insights into the minutiae of living in a particular town to thoughtful, in-depth political discourse or all-encompassing guides to the Turkish nation.
If you are a travel blogger based in Turkey, expat or otherwise, or know a good Turkish travel resource, please tell us more in the comments below.
Turkish Travel Blog
Last Friday’s interviewee, Natalie combines her passions of the internet and Turkey. A Didim resident she blogs about the country as a whole and is one of Turkey’s most widely read bloggers.
www.turkishtravelblog.com / @turkishtravel
Perking the Pansies
An escapee from London to Bodrum with his partner Liam, Jack blogs sharp concise observations of the life of two gay middle aged men in a Muslim country. Sadly, it looks like Jack and Liam are soon to return to the UK but you can find out more about their lives in Bodrum on Friday as Jack is our next interviewee in our Why I Live in… series.
www.perkingthepansies.com / @Jackscottbodrum
Turkeys for Life…
Biased information on what to do in Fethiye (and elsewhere in Turkey) by two visitors to Turkey who, despite their intentions, never returned home.
www.turkeysforlife.com / @turkeysforlife
Archers of Okçular
Rural Turkish living in a farming village near Ortaca, in Muğla province. Alan is another forthcoming interviewee in our Why I Live in… series.
www.archersofokcular.com / @ArchersOfOkcula
Berlin born American, Duke Dillard moved with his large family to Cappadocia in 2011. Duke aims to use his blog to highlight more than just the surface tourism usually seen by visitors to the region.
www.captivatingcappadocia.com / @captcappadocia
Turkey from the Inside
Author and guidebook editor Pat Yale moved to Turkey in 1998 to renovate a Cappadocian cave-house in Göreme. She also writes for Today’s Zaman newspaper. Her blog, covering personal observations on all of Turkey, forms just part of her comprehensive website.
www.turkeyfromtheinside.com / @patyale
Frequently savage commentary from a former US based political consultant who, when not blogging, complains, gets involved in consumer disputes, eats, drinks, analyses data, rearranges carpets and plots revenge.
www.carpetblog.typepad.com / @carpetblogger1
Arse About Fez
Since 2006 this excellent blog has been passing off caustic observations and random Turkish obscenities as an Englishman’s guide to Turkish culture.
www.arseaboutfez.blogspot.com / @arseaboutfez
The Notorious M.E.G. Blogs
Meg is Gadling blogger, rabid traveller and Istanbul expat from NYC. Her blog is a combination of her travels around the world and the internet and the lessons learned when leading a life in another country.
www.thenotoriousmeg.com / @thenotoriousmeg
Slowly by Slowly
A road trip through a Turkish-American marriage with backseat driving Karagöz puppets used as a foil for a discussion on cross cultural relationships in Turkey.
Ayak’s Turkish Delight
A serial home mover, having lived in different areas of Turkey, Ayak is a retired social worker who moved from England in 1998 and married her Turkish husband in 1999.
Back to Bodrum
Aims to catch sight of past Turkey through the experience of re-settling in modern Bodrum after many years absence.
Pul Biber (with Everything)
Ashley Perryman and Hilary Sklar, a retired married couple, having spent many holidays in Turkey (including motorcycling from the UK on their honeymoon) retired to Kuşadası and this blog details their adventures there.
Ruminations of an accidental expatriate.
Earth Laughs in Flowers
Kerry Arslan is a housewife living her life in Turkey. There’s plenty of practical stuff amongst the ramblings and Kerry keeps an eye on the writings of other Turkey based bloggers in her Turkish Blogs Round Up.
A journal of life amongst the 600 inhabitants of Kirazli Koy, a village near Kuşadası.
Tarts in Turkey
Two Texans move to Istanbul.
A Seasonal Cook in Turkey
A foodie blog.
Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide
Roving Jay uses her blog to encourage travellers and holidaymakers to get off the beaten track, hop on public transport, and explore beaches, villages and towns not normally part of the standard holiday itinerary.