Ashley Hayes Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to My life in Turkey. I’m going to share with you what life is like here in south-west Turkey. We moved to Turkey from England in 2013, bought some land and built our house. Along the way, we learnt lots about the region we live, the food and the new lifestyle.  Life since then has been a series of mini-adventures, struggles and a few triumphs. We have made lots of mistakes along the way. I’m going to share some things we have learned about life here and offer you some help and advice.  I’m going to concentrate on four key areas in they are property advice, food & drink, hiking & exercise, and finally places and travel.

Food & drink   

because I love both, have written an ebook on Turkish cuisine.  To provide you with some Turkish recipes and show you how to make some delicious dishes.

  Turkish food olives and cheese wine bottle glass and grapes Turkish mixed grill


Places & Travel           

What’s great to see and do in our part of Turkey. Some places that are less well known and sites you shouldn’t miss!

Oludeniz view Turkey river view Turkey fishing-boats-Aegean-Coast-Turkey



Advice to people thinking of buying or building a house in Turkey. What’s involved and how to avoid making some of the mistakes we made.




The Istanbul Marathon 2018  Exercise/Hiking

A quest to run my first marathon and our business of hiking in Turkey


     The Istanbul marathon runners