What's the secret to finding happiness in your new life abroad? It's a good question. We asked three expats living in Turkey what they thought the key habits of happy expats were - and received some interesting replies. Their answers are a valuable insight into the essential tools expats need to forge a new life in a new country.
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Turkey's diverse history and landscape has meant tourism has developed slightly differently throughout the country. It goes to follow that the hotels, guest houses and hostels you find around Turkey are just as idiosyncratic. Whether you're on a backpacker's budget or on a luxury getaway, you'll find something to suit any occasion and itinerary on our list of Turkey's most unique hotels.
The regional delicacies along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey possibly prove why it is a preferred destination for expats and foreign holidaymakers. The range of international food along with a sampling of fish, meat, vegetable and fruit specialities provides a well-balanced and rounded diet that doctors would certainly approve of!
Property Turkey director Cameron Deggin knows Istanbul inside out. For more than a decade he's watched the city's fortunes rise and rise, keeping one eye on up-and-coming areas and another eye on the developments appearing around the city. He's advised clients on the very best way to invest their capital in Turkey's largest city and seen fortunes made. Now, he's putting his money where his mouth is with the purchase of an apartment in Bomonti's newest development. Deggin explains why he's investing in Bomonti - and what makes the central area an investor's dream.
When it comes to history and culture, not many countries can compare to the thousands of years of history that has shaped Turkey into the beautiful and diverse country that it is today. Preseving and protecting that history and heritage, UNESCO World Heritage Sites are found throughout Turkey, and in this blog we present all current 15 UNESCO sites in Turkey today, while there is a further 60 sites waiting for consideration to be accepted in the future.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's presence anywhere causes excitement and curiosity. And it seems their recent Turkish property purchase was no exception. Following the October purchase of their luxury home in Urla, on the Aegean Coast, property prices are rising and locals are buzzing with the news that their village just became a little more glamourous. The enormous property has ample room for the couple's six children - as well as all the luxurious trappings you can imagine for a Hollywood-style residence. We take a look at the couple's new home - and a few others they might have considered before settling on their dream villa.
While most expats retire to Turkey with the dream of putting their feet up while basking in the hot summer sun, some would like the choice of being able to work. Whether it is to meet people, keep active, or increase a monthly income, many jobs that require no training could be done by expats but how easy is it to work in Turkey?
While moving to Turkey might seem like the key to a happy life, the reality is it's not quite that simple. Sunshine and Mediterranean living help, of course, but the same rules that applied to your old way of life have not disappeared with the bad weather: after all, happiness comes from within. We explore ways of cultivating your happiness and finding contentment in your new life.
You might be forgiven for thinking Turkey as being the land of sunshine and beaches. But scratch the surface and the country's incredible history springs to life. Underground cities, atmospheric ruins and abandoned villages - they're all part of Turkey's varied and colourful past. These sites each have a story to tell. Whether you believe in spirits or paranormal phenomena or not, we think you'll find these spooky sites as intriguingly fascinating as we do.
While the intriguing story behind the abandoned Turkish village of Kayakoy is a unique one, the atmospheric village is by no means the world’s only ghost town. Our list of the world’s 10 most intriguing ghost towns details communities decimated by war, the loss of industry and natural disasters. Visited only by tourists - and in some cases, film crew - the lost villages stand as testimony to humankind’s fragility.