Travellers looking for things to do in Zeytinburnu and Bakirkoy, in Istanbul will find quite a lot to satisfy them, despite its off the tourism grid reputation. Sitting on the European side of Turkey’s most significant and busiest city, Zeytinburnu’s name means “olive tree cape,” but throughout history, it was a leather production hub. See our top ten things to do.
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We recommend you visit Eyup, the conservative neighbourhood respected by Muslims from all over the world. Sitting on the European side of Istanbul, and stretching from the Golden Horn to the Black Sea region, Eyup’s historical landmarks stand out as the most important Islamic buildings in Turkey.
Adjusting to live in another country isn't always easy. But one thing's certain: it's not boring. Newcomers to Turkey often wonder at some of the strange, idiosyncratic ways that people live and interact. We let you in on a few little-known odd things about Turkish culture, customs, geography and food.
Known around the world as the land of the Kebab, Turkey has a food stereotype that has stretched across continents far and wide. In this blog we look to break some of the stereotypes you might have about food in Turkey and bring you seven of the strangest dishes you will find in this mouth-watering country of flavours and weird combinations of food put together in some of the finest cuisine you will find.
The foreign travel industry rarely talks about the Sariyer District of Istanbul yet for decades; locals have adored the area for its quaint, laid-back atmosphere. In recent years, its popularity also spread to the real estate market as more Turks and foreign buyers buy retirement and summer homes there, sitting on the European side.
The Bayrampasa district of Istanbul is one of its lesser talked about areas, yet the last ten years has seen it shed an outdated reputation with professionalism, excellent urban planning, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Property buyers are looking at Bayrampasa as the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle, yet be close enough to the city’s heart and soul.
Since the 1980s, Fethiye's Oludeniz has been one of the country's most loved attractions. Its child-friendly beach makes the perfect family destination. But even lazing on a beach becomes tiring after a while. Take a look at our list of things to do around Oludeniz and start planning your trip to Fethiye.
Welcome to the Sisli area of Istanbul. Although rarely mentioned in mainstream travel guide books, Sisli is a prominent district in European Istanbul that tourists and newcomers would do well to visit. Promising upmarket influences with style, its fast-paced lifestyle moves with the times and trends to show modern Turkey in full flow.
Anyone looking at what to do in Fatih, Istanbul will not be short of ideas. Often called the historical peninsula because of the Sultanahmet neighbourhood, and its many Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks, other lesser known places present ideal opportunities to see Fatih beyond the guidebooks. Explore the Fatih area of Istanbul in this blog.
While Turkey's lira has stabilised, the bargains are still being snapped up. Investors and tourists alike are discovering that visiting Istanbul is not only pleasurable, but profitable too. We're letting you in on a few ways you can capitalise on the lira while the currency remains low. Grab a bargain holiday - or a bargain investment - while the time is still right.