Over the last few decades, solo travel has risen in popularity. People from all generations often set off to explore the world on their own, sometimes with the blessing of their families, at other times, with discrete concern. Turkey is one of the countries that profited from this new trend, with many international foreigners wowing friends back home with their tales of city exploration in Istanbul, fairy chimneys in Cappadocia and gulet cruises on the Mediterranean coast. Find the best tips and advice for solo travelling in Turkey, as a male or female.
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The advance of technology in the last 20 years has revolutionised our daily habits and bought us many benefits such as saving time and money. It has even changed the way we travel. Agents selling mainstream package deals including flights, hotels, and transport are no longer the leaders in this industry. Instead, independent travel is the top trend, and website communities like Couchsurfing are at the heart of young and old generations who want to connect with locals for a more authentic experience and save cash at the same time. This concept is also big in the country of Turkey.
Across the globe, in every class of society, profession, and social status, the number one daily question that everyone asks themselves is how much does this cost? Whether it is something for our home, utilities or spending money for leisure, money makes the world go round. So, understandably, potential customers always ask us about the cost of living in Turkey in 2017. In this article, we will break it down, according to current prices but before we start, there are also two things to consider re year on year estimations and daily costs.
The first advice that any discerning traveller will tell you is to observe, be aware, and respect the traditions of countries you visit. When it comes to Turkish Customs and Social Traditions, this good advice helps you to blend into the crowd. As the saying goes, the best experiences stem from acting like a local. Turks do not take food for granted. There is also nothing better than sitting down to enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family so you may find yourself invited to eat with them, even if you have just met. Whether dining with Turks or in a traditional restaurant, here are the foodie things to know about Turkey.
Property investment in Turkey is up by 70% since 2013, a testament to the country's strong economy and the relaxing of property-buying laws. With the rise in investment there's been a corresponding uptick in the number of buy-to-let investors, keen to capitalise on the country's, dynamic young population of renters and the steadily rising tourist numbers.
Full of parks and nature spots, surrounded by forests and close to Uludag Ski Resort, Bursa's standard of living has never been in doubt. Now it's more accessible than ever before, thanks to a new bridge connecting Istanbul to the South Marmara coast. Discover why everyone's talking about Bursa.
When talking about Istanbul, most travel websites and guidebooks focus on the old city district holding all the ancient Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks. For shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene, recommendations are to visit the Taksim / Beyoglu district, also home to Istiklal Avenue, the country’s busiest street. Yet for repeat visitors and tourists with more time in the city, the Asian side of Istanbul is also worth exploring. As the eastern half of the city, it is home to roughly 4 million people and a splattering of place to go and attractions to see.
Moving to Istanbul with children is a big undertaking. We've compiled a list of the city's top ten areas for family living in Istanbul, taking into account essential lifestyle facilities like hospitals, schools, shops and transport to the central city and city airports. If you're considering a move to Istanbul, read on and discover the best neighbourhoods for expat families.
Summer’s here and buying season has begun. Now’s the time to start doing your homework ahead of heading off on a property inspection trip to buy your dream home in Turkey. If you’re a prospective first-time Turkish property buyer you’ll love these tips, which cover everything from deciding what you want to buy to avoiding property scams, giving you peace of mind to enjoy your new life abroad in the sun.
Istanbul safety is of a huge concern to visitors right now, with many would-be tourists choosing other destinations ahead of Turkey's largest city. How realistic are the safety concerns? Is Istanbul safe to visit? We look at the factors behind the fear, and examine whether or not Istanbul is a safe choice as a holiday destination.