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.
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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.
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.