On of the most famous authors of all time, and a huge traveller, Mark Twain's writing has moved and inspired people for many generations. Called the father of American literature, in 1869 Mark Twain released his first travel book about his long journey throughout Europe - The Innocents Abroad - one of the best selling travel books ever. In this book he details his first time in Turkey...
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Did you know that there are about 40 underground cities in Cappadocia open for the public to explore? Grab your torch and come with us on an exploration of some of the best and biggest underground cities in this fascinating region of Turkey. Those who are prone to claustrophobic or panic attacks might want to sit this one out - the walls are thin, the tunnels are dark, but one thing is for sure; you will never forget your Cappadocia underground cities adventures.
A unique setting in Turkey where all the elements come together to create the ideal retirement destination, Fethiye is one of our most loved spots for buying a home in Turkey. With over 300 days of sunshine every year, low living costs, excellent facilities, and good travel links to Europe - it is easy to see why! We have gathered a list of the best retirement villas for sale in Fethiye and explain why you should be making Fethiye your next destination.
All around the world, June 18th marks the beginning of Ramadan 2015, and in a country where officially 98% of the population are Muslims, people will naturally wonder how Ramadan in Turkey will affect their day to day live if they are an expat or someone looking to visit Turkey during this period. In this blog we give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about Ramadan in Turkey, including some tips and advice for those who will be on Turkish shores in the next month.
Although it’s a short drive away, gorgeous Gurpinar might as well be a million miles from central Istanbul. The pretty seaside town, once popular with weekenders, is now entering the radar of home buyers and investors. Luxury apartments overlooking the Marmara Sea are a fraction of the cost of central city apartments, and minutes away from Gurpinar’s seven-kilometre beach and pretty town centre.
Istanbul is set to become Europe’s number two tourist destination. Turkey’s largest city is attracting more and more visitors each year, and with a higher growth rate than Paris, currently number two after London, It’s likely that Istanbul will overtake the city of love within four years. What is it about this city, perched between Europe and Asia? We take a look at the four biggest tourist attractions - including one that was last year found to be the world’s single most visited attraction.
At the moment, it seems that all roads (and ferries, bridges and tunnels) lead to Istanbul. The fast-growing population has meant congestion problems: the city’s traffic has reached a crucial point, and officials are scrambling to find solutions. Work is underway on a new bridge, a Bosphorus tunnel and more creative solutions, all expected to roll out in the next couple of years. Public transport is also expanding, with new ferries and hundreds of kilometres of metro lines being added to the commuter arsenal, endeavouring to make travelling around Turkey’s largest city pain free.
Turkey’s rich heritage is reflected in the items that find their way home in travellers’ suitcases. From the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul to small markets on the Mediterranean, there are incredible bargains and delights for every browser. Whether you’re in the market for kilims or coffee, we let you in on the goods to look out for while you’re travelling through the country that’s described as being the gateway between Europe and the Middle East.
As Turkey becomes one of the top destinations in the world for expats and foreigners purchasing real estate, more people are asking: Do you need to learn Turkish in order to live in Turkey? In this blog we take a look at the language barrier you might experience if you move to Turkey, including some helpful tips for getting around it, and some helpful phrases to get you started on your way to learning some Turkish language skills.
For years, Cappadocia has been one of the top destinations in Turkey for travellers and tourists, becoming the third most visited region in Turkey. An important region in Turkish history, Cappadocia has also attracted many an expat and foreigner looking to make it their home. With amazing hot air ballon trips, underground cities, and cave hotels, lets take a look at living in Cappadocia - the fascinating, and not to be missed region of Turkey.