10 Delicious Turkish Desserts and Sweets to Try
Like many other culinary dishes of the country, most Turkish desserts have a story to tell. Steeped in cultural heritage, and drawing in a variety of influences from around the Arabic and European world, each dessert often has a meaning or local urban legend behind their recipe. They also frequently stem from the Ottoman kitchens or even further back to the nomadic Turk tribes of the eastern world.
Majestic Phaselis: Gorgeous Beaches and Ancient Ruins
An area of Turkey famed for its vast collection of ruined ancient cities is the Mediterranean coast that has become home to the notorious Lycian way, one of the top trekking routes of the world. Stretching from the metropolitan region of Antalya to the gorgeous Fethiye district, the 516-kilometre route boasts of prominent and lesser-known cities that used to belong to the Lycian Empire and they include the ancient city of Phaselis.
Mount Tahtali Cable Car Rides and Stunning Views
From the east to the west, the power of Mother Nature is displayed in all its glory in Turkey through natural scenery that amazes travellers and leaves a lasting impression. One such view is the Antalya coastline that receives 300 days of sunshine a year, and the best way to see it is from the 2365-metre high and majestic Mount Tahtali - your complete guide to Mount Tahtali.
Everything You Need to Know About Turkish Carpets and Kilims
Undoubtedly, any visitor to Turkey will quickly notice the obsession with Turkish carpets and rugs. Adorning the tiled floors of most Turkish homes, shops in touristic centres make a roaring trade as people scramble for a traditional Turkish carpet as an ideal holiday souvenir or gift for a loved one. Have a read of everything you need to know when looking for carpets in Turkey.
Beautiful Green Parks of Istanbul
The last 15 years has seen a new trend across the world to preserve parks, squares, and gardens, within cities that are typically nicknamed concrete jungles. Istanbul is likewise rising to the challenge to provide sustainable living spaces away from tall skyscrapers and traffic jams. Have a read of the best green parks you will find in Istanbul.
Istanbul Real Estate – Why and Where to invest
Turkey’s most popular city, Istanbul straddles two continents and provides a natural gateway between the East and the West. In the last 10 years, stratospheric development in Istanbul has seen investors rush to capitalise on Istanbul’s property boom. Stats show that one in five Turkish property sales are now being made in Istanbul, making the city one of the most exciting markets in the world. So, WHY and WHERE should you invest in Istanbul? Read on to discover just what sets this metropolis city above the rest.
Forget a place in the sun: investors need to get serious, explains Cameron Deggin
Cameron Deggin explains why investors need to eschew traditional tourist destinations and look to areas where internal demand is driving property prices. He explains why investing in Istanbul or Bodrum is the most effective way to earn capital gains and steady rental income. Explore some of the most lucrative options for investment in Turkey today.
Seven signs it’s time to move abroad
When people move abroad they're either motivated by 'push' or 'pull factors'. We've covered Turkey's pull factors a lot: beautiful beaches, sunshine, the Mediterranean lifestyle are some good examples. Push factors, the reasons people leave their countries and set off for a new life, are varied. We explore some of the reasons people are upping stakes and leaving home. How many of these factors are influencing you, and will they be enough to push you to action?
Best authentic Turkish homes
Authenticity is vanishingly rare in our mass-produced world. We know what it's like to need uniqueness in your life, something real and one-of-a-kind. These authentic Turkish homes are not simply bricks and mortar: they represent tradition, elegance and style. They offer an authentic Turkish lifestyle far from your everyday world. From rustic farmhouse cottages to beautifully designed stone villas with private pools, this collection of traditional Turkish properties will appeal to those seeking a way to escape the sameness of modern life.
The Persian poet: our enduring fascination with Rumi
Rumours that Leonardo DiCaprio might play Rumi in an upcoming biopic has prompted a surge of interest in the Persian poet. The Sufi scholar lived and worked quietly in Rum - modern-day Konya - until a chance meeting changed his life forever, prompting a huge body of poetry and the whirling dervish movement and dance that still captivates audiences today.