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?
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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.
Fethiye is undoubtedly one of the most popular regions in Turkey for tourists, expats, and travellers. Lured by the ideal summer climate and simplicity of Turkish life, it seems as though families just can't get enough of Fethiye. From historic ruins, to beautiful beaches, to mountains, we have gathered a list of the best things to do while you are in Fethiye.
With the advancement of technology over the few years and the introduction of the app store, information for all your daily living is just a push of a button or a click of a phone away. For expats who move to Turkey, you can find everything from helpful tips, tour guides, historical facts, currency convertors, leaving no question unanswered about life in another country. Here are some apps that every expat should use.
In Turkey, there are currently more than 50 different versions of the famed kebab. With the standard donor kebab recipe having been around for more than 10 centuries, if you want to explore the kebab scene in Turkey; this blog will open your eyes with new facts and showcase 7 tasty kebabs you have to try when in Turkey.
Heroes of the ancient world, gladiators were revered for their fighting prowess and physical strength. The gladiator graveyard at the ancient city of Ephesus continues to reveal the secrets of the lives of these legendary fighters, from their diet to the way they fought and died - and the results have been surprising, challenging what we thought we knew about gladiators.
From textiles to tomatoes, Turkey's largest city offers a wealth of bargains for keen shoppers. Istanbul is a shopper's paradise, with markets found in every corner of the city on every day of the week. There is truly something for everyone - even non-shoppers will enjoy sitting down with a cup of tea and watching locals and tourists sift through the piles of antiques, leather goods, brassware and produce. We give you the lowdown of the 10 very best markets.
When you think about those who have upped sticks and moved abroad to sunnier climates, you probably assume a life of luxury, sunbathing and enjoying cold margaritas by the beach or pool. However, some expats have decided to make a difference, and this blog showcases expat charity organisations in Turkey heading from strength to strength.