An excited Turkish reader finally gets his hands on a signed copy of Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey.
The Perking the Pansies two part mini-series is available to download from iTunes. The uncensored director's cut includes previously unreleased material from one of the most popular English Language blogs in Turkey together with solid advice about the extra-ordinary land that Jack called home for four years. Jack likes to be functional as well as decorative.
This spring, Roving Jay is publishing her first guidebook just in time for the summer scrum. It’s Jay’s unique take on the Bodrum Peninsula. Unlike so many guidebooks these days, it’s a first-hand account on the small corner of Turkey that Jay intends to call home one day, stuffed with must-sees and must-dos. For more information and the chance to get your free copy when it’s released, click here.
Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to pitch your tent in a foreign field, particularly a Muslim one? Guidebooks and travelogues only go so far and, these days, many of them offer second hand accounts. To get a genuine insider’s feel, you need to ask someone who’s been there, done that and bought the fake designer tee-shirts.
I'm a little bit thrilled. Turkey, the Raw Guide is number 1 on the Amazon Kindle Store (UK) in Middle East Travel and number 7 in Turkey Travel. Fabulous.
‘In the beginning there was work and work was God. After 35 years in the business, the endless predictability made me question the Faith.’
I wrote that on the 8th October 2010. It was the opening words to my debut post on a brand new blog about a couple of silly, cynical old queens who decided to jump the good ship Blighty and wade ashore to Asia Minor for a bit of fun in the sun. For a minority report, the blog’s done rather well. Now there’s a book. That’s done rather well too. Both of these things crept up behind us without hint or herald. We should have listened to the early advice of our playground peers and kept our backs to the wall. Too late now. More...
On the northwest side of the Bodrum Peninsula, pretty Yalıkavak centres on a harbourful of gülets but also boasts several inviting getaway-from-it-all boutique hotels up on the hillside. It served as the setting for Jack Scott's 2012 travel memoir Perking the Pansies which dished the dirt on goings-on in the expat community.