Only 10 kilometres from the busy Aegean resort of Kusadasi, lying in a fertile bowl valley beneath the pine forests of the National Park is Kirazli Koyu (Cherry Village)..
Surrounded by flowering fields of cherry trees, figs, vines and olives the village is a traditional Turkish Koy of narrow twisting streets, stone and whitewashed houses and terracotta roofs.
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Being Koy is my award winning blog and I've been writing it on and off for the last seven years.
It started mainly as a journal about the rebuilding of my house here but over the years it has evolved and now it is more about village life, living in Turkey and surviving as an expat.
It has been been voted the number one expat blog in Turkey by Go Overseas Magazine and I now update it several times a week. It is full of photos, seasonal recipes from my Turkish Yearbook, the odd rant and anecdotes about life here.
"I got up early yesterday morning and as the temperature had dropped below 30 degrees I took my camera for a walk and developed a minor obsession with sunflowers ... Read more > > >
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