Moving can be an onerous task; moving abroad can seem as daunting as climbing Everest. But never fear. One you break it down, it's simply a case of doing one thing at a time. We've done the hard yards for you and compiled a checklist of 27 essential tasks you'll need to complete before you head to the land of sea and sun.
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Turkey has a long, distinguished relationship with literature. It's also a country that has fascinated authors, who are beguiled by the sheer colour and diversity of its culture. If you're on the hunt for a novel you can dive into and lose yourself in, try one of these thrilling books - and book series - by these renowned authors. As well as featuring two of Turkey's most esteemed contemporary novelists, you'll also find authors from outside Turkey who have caught the fascination of the country's past and present.
Officially declared by Time Out magazine, as one of the best cities in the world to see in the New Year, Istanbul is a city that holds no punches when it comes to festivities, parties and an overwhelming feel good atmosphere to mark the dawn of another year. Here is our guide to seeing in the New Year in Istanbul.
Dining out in Istanbul is an appetising journey through some of the best cuisines of the world. It's diverse multicultural population ensures a host of international food ranging from A la carte delicacies to tasty street snacks. Travellers looking for cheap meals are just as delighted as the tourists who prefer to dine in prestigious restaurants - have a look at the mouth-watering culinary scene of Istanbul.
At Christmas time, expats are divided into two camps: those who try to recreate the festivities and atmosphere of home, and those who give into new traditions. In Turkey, it's easy to do both. Just about all the trimmings and decorations you could wish for are available (tinsel, trees, turkeys) but Turks don't celebrate on 25 December. Instead, they save the big celebrations for New Year's Eve, when they roast a turkey and exchange gifts.
With the coastlines of Turkey being home to four seas, the Mediterranean, Aegean, Marmara and Black Sea, naturally there are hundreds of beaches to enjoy for travellers over an area stretching more than 7,000 kilometres. We present six of the best under-rated beaches in Turkey, giving you the opportunity to get off the beaten track, and experience some amazing beaches you might not have heard of before.
Istanbul's economy is one of the fastest-growing city economies in the world. Fuelled by a construction boom, billions of dollars worth of trade and its burgeoning middle class and overseas buyers' demand for property, Istanbul's economy is better than ever. Explore some of the factors behind Turkey's largest city's immense draw for investors.
Covering more than 783,000 square kilometres, Turkey is officially the 37th largest country in the world. Naturally, there is a huge range of picturesque destinations and holiday spots for those thinking of travelling to Turkey to choose from. From sandy beaches, the cosmopolitan cities, to historical sites, here are six wonderful destinations for those travelling to Turkey for the first time to visit.
Turkish tourism was built on its beaches. However, Turkey's attractions encompass a huge number of interests and industries. Explore the huge array of options on offer during off-peak months. Whether you enjoy spa breaks or surgery, sampling food or skiing, we give you a few good reasons to explore this intriguing country this winter season.
“When in Rome do as the Romans do” - this mindset particularly appeals to people when they travel or become an expat in another country. No one wants to stand out as a naive foreigner, so in this blog, we present four simple ways to act like a Turk when you are in Turkey.