Are you an expat, traveller, or tourist in Turkey looking for things to do or see while on this side of the world? In this blog we give you our top hobbies and activities to undertake whilst in Turkey - some that might be obvious, some not so. A large percentage of foreigners in Turkey are either retired or cannot work legally in the country for one reason or another, so what do you do with your time if this is the scenario you find yourself in? At some point, dreams of sitting by the pool, basking in the sun while sipping on a glass of wine soon become monotonous. Find out how to keep yourself entertained here.
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Around 12 million tourists visit Antalya each year. It's not hard to see why: the city and wider region are full of wonders. Ruins, beaches, outdoor activities, tourist hotspots - there's something to attract every kind of visitor. This list highlights the things we most love about Antalya. Come and explore the best of the region with us.
Life in Turkey is certainly a lot cheaper than life in the UK, both in terms of property prices, and just general living costs - in this blog we dive into exactly how much it would cost you to live in Turkey permanently, what your outgoings would be, and compare those to that of life in the UK. You might be surprised at just how much of a saving you could make with your new Turkish life.
There is a famous saying about small beaches and sunbeds that make it seem like “sunbathers are all packed in like sardines” - everyone stacked together with the sand of the beach covered by the plastic of sunbeds. This will never happen on the Blue Flag Oludeniz Beach in Fethiye. Long and wide, the golden sand stretches from the Blue Lagoon, up to the edge of the village and the aqua colour water, has a warm temperature luring swimmers as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.
To decide if living abroad is what you really want, you have to weigh up the benefits and cons to both sides. In this blog, we bring you some of the top reasons why you should jump on that plane and head off to sunnier climates to enjoy your new life abroad and why it is a good idea.
It’s camel wrestling season, and Turks are travelling far and wide to watch the bizarre spectacle of two camels fighting it out in a bid for the top spot. Once hugely popular all around Turkey, the sport is now largely confined to the Aegean, where a full calendar of camel wrestling events is still well attended throughout the winter months.
With the introduction of an online system, applying for a Turkish Residence Permit has never been easier. The electronic system is the latest in a long line of measures designed to ease the way for foreigners to gain residency in Turkey - including the introduction of an automatic year-long residence permit for anyone who buys a property in Turkey, and the easing of the military clearance requirement.
Expat life in Turkey brings many benefits. Some of them - the favourable climate, the good healthy food - are well known. But did you know that there are other positives to living in Turkey that might just drastically change your life? Read how a Mediterranean diet, improved social life and immersing yourself in a new culture might be just what the doctor ordered.
One of the top city break destinations in the world, Istanbul is a colossal city with a large diversity of things to do, places to see, and tourist attractions you cannot miss. To help you prepare for your trip to Istanbul, we prepare a budget article to show you just how far your money can stretch in Istanbul, and what you can do to make your trip as cheap as possible while still enjoying an experience to remember.
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.