Even with the best intentions it's easy to go very wrong when faced with cultural differences, even in Turkey. In a world where many of us travel frequently, most savvy travellers expect to encounter certain differences. For example, it's widely known that while greeting someone with a kiss is normal in France, the same friendly gesture would be met with horror and offence in Japan. But even the smartest and most cultured traveller can't possibly be prepared for the sheer number of esoteric rules it's possible to break while visiting countries around the world.
As well as brushing up on social etiquette to keep on the good side of your new friends, you might need to prepare yourself for some shocks of your own: being told you've put on weight, while offensive at home, is perfectly acceptable in some destinations.
Our handy infographic lets you in on some of the world's most obscure, interesting and downright weird social rules. Read on and discover how to win friends and influence people - or at least, avoid offending them - in The Congo, Poland or Greece.
Inspired by the rich Ottoman history in Bursa, this project offers comprehensive facilities for residents and is surrounded by a man-made stunning lakeside where residents can indulge in sailing and other excursions.
Built on an elevated spot with distant views of the Blue Lagoon, this is a stunning property in Turkey's most popular summer resort Fethiye Ovacik. The villa offers 4 master bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, generous land size and a large private pool. Design is modern with ample terraces and balconies to enjoy stunning nature all around.
Listed at affordable prices for a stunning sea view, these brand new apartments are found on the Anatolian side of Istanbul in residential Dragos and are just minutes away from public transport for those looking to work in the city centre.
This is an amazing opportunity to purchase a piece of history in Istanbul, this restored Ottoman style mansion is located in Besiktas just 40 metres away from the beach with panoramic views heading out towards the Bosporus Sea.