Travelling is central to Islam. Mohammed made many trips during his lifetime, and some would say that travelling is important to Muslims as they have to complete Hajj at some point in their lifetimes. But while making the pilgrim trip to Mecca is one travel event not to see much change over the course of time, all other aspects of travelling for Muslims has. In this blog we show just why Antalya is the go-to hotspot for Muslims who are looking to take a long summer holiday.
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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.
Spain, in particular the Costa del Sol, has always been a firm favourite with Brits, who have been moving their in the hundreds of thousands. However, the Eurozone crisis has turned the Spanish dream into a nightmare for many expats. High unemployment and plummeting property prices meant the end of the golden weather for many, who are heading home or looking further afield to more stable countries. We speak with former Spanish property owners who fell out of love with Spain and discovered a new life in Turkey.
Are you thinking of moving to Turkey? Or looking to spend a Turkish summer travelling? Before you go, have a read of our top things you wish you knew before stepping foot on this part of the world. We talk to veteran traveller and current Turkish expat Ulrike Bauer has lived in an impressive eight countries across four continents during her lifetime. The 62-year-old former teacher from Munich is currently finding home in Antalya City and we pick Ulrike’s brains and discover what people really need to know before they move to Turkey. Anyone thinking of buying a property in Turkey - this is a must read before you do, it could save you a lot of money and hassle.
In Turkey, you will always find a celebration, whether that is a birthday, a family occasion, or a whole town coming together in a festival - Turks pull out all the stops to celebrate events successfully. Yearly there are several festivals that raise an eyebrow, and in this blog we present to top 6 weird and wonderful festivals that you simply have to see when you go Turkey.
Istanbul is Turkey's beating heart. It's the cultural capital and the historical centre of the country. And of course, it's the economic powerhouse driving the Turkish economy. Investing in Istanbul has always been an attractive prospect and in the last decade investment in the city has grown exponentially. Discover how you can make a start navigating Turkey's largest and most prosperous city.
Turkish Airlines has tapped into every superhero-lover's fantasy with their Super Bowl ads offering new flights to Gotham City and Metropolis. The two advertisements feature Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luther. Sitting in the comfort of first class Turkish Airline flights, the two big-wigs extol the virtues of their respective cities and invite us to visit. The viral ads are a huge boost for Turkish Airlines, which has grown exponentially in the past decade to become one of the world's largest.
Separating Europe and Asia, the Bosporus strait in Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul, is a pinnacle feature of its landscape. Throughout history, great empires have waged war to control it and many men have fallen defending it. These days, the 31-kilometre stretch of water is a symbol of unity and a main feature of tourism in the city. Paying homage to its magnificent glory, this blog takes you on a magical journey through the history of the Bosporus.
Kalkan is one of those lovely Turkish towns that you just can't help falling in love with. With its slow pace of life, beautiful old town and wealth of holiday-heavy attractions (beach, great restaurants, upmarket hotels) it's hardly surprising this small Mediterranean spot has such a following. We reveal the things we love about Kalkan - the things that keep people returning year after year after year.
Istanbul's reputation as one of the world's most popular cities is well founded. As well as holding delights aplenty for adults: wining, dining, culture and music, there are also a large number of things you can do with your little ones in tow. From toddler to teen, we've rounded up a few suggestions to make sure everyone has fun in the city - even adults.