After going on holiday a few times, you will undoubtedly find yourself staring at the same faces and the same stereotype 'Brit Abroad', no matter where you happen to go on your holidays. So, slather on the suncream and hat, and put on some sunglasses, here are nine kinds of tourist that you will definitely come across should you take a family vacation to Turkish shores this summer.
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A country of the magnitude of Turkey, the diversity, and history is sure to have many a book written about it throughout time. From travel guides, to romantic fiction, to historical events, there are hundreds of books for you to read about Turkey to get a flavour of what this magical country is all about. In this blog, we have gathered eight books that we have personally read and think expats and tourists would enjoy a read also.
The very word “penthouse” conjures up style, luxury and sheer sophistication. We’ve compiled a list of the best penthouses in Turkey for sale in Istanbul and the south coast. With sea views, contemporary design and top facilities, these penthouse apartments will appeal to anyone wanting a Turkish property a cut above the rest.
So, how well do you know Istanbul? You have probably heard of Besiktas - where eye-watering prices put the central region at the top of the pile. However, there are a number of up-and-coming neighbourhoods where property is becoming available thanks to regeneration and gentrification. Investors are moving in and developers are buying up - a sure sign that these little-known areas are on their uppers. We let you in on four areas where, price-wise, there is still room to move.
In recent decades Istanbul’s transformation from a modest city to a huge centre, home to a quarter of Turkey’s population has been astounding. Economic advances and increased immigration to the city mean Istanbul is bigger and wealthier than ever before. However, growth has not been smooth, and now city planners are aiming to transform the city over the next 20 years with initiatives aiming to improve housing and infrastructure for future generations. We explore the opportunities urban transformation presents for investors - and the problems associated with rapid change.
Pamukkale, a beautiful collection of travertine pools found in the Denizli province of Aegean Turkey is something that truly needs to be seen to be believed. Resembling a fairytale cotton castle, Pamukkale was the most visited attraction in all of Turkey in 2014, and it is easy to see why. Come with us on an adventure and experience the "WOW" factor that only Pamukkale can deliver.
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...
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.