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.
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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.
A city that instantly leaves a mark on those who visit, Istanbul is a bustling and cosmopolitan metropolis visited by millions of tourists every year. Some even return year after year, while others find it reinvents their outlook on life, promoting a new path and they return to be an expat by buying a property. We give you four good reasons why you will simply love Istanbul and all the city offers.
Bursting with modern influences and trends, and popular with foreign expats who have bought homes in the area, Beyoglu is a centre of entertainment and lifestyle choices for those looking to make Istanbul their new home. Here is your complete guide to everything you need to know about Beyoglu.
As a tourist destination, Antalya has it all: beaches, historical sites, culture, world-class restaurants and a charming city centre. But did you know it's also second only to Istanbul in terms of investment? Capital gains in Antalya are extremely favourable. Add steady rental income to the mix and you'll understand why investors are flocking to Turkey's largest Mediterranean city. Discover a few other reasons Antalya is such a good investment destination.