You may think that Brits drink a lot of tea, however the number one drinkers of tea around the world, are those in Turkey. Somewhat of a tradition in Turkey, tea is consumed by millions on daily basis - from welcoming friends, to making new friends, to just watching the sunset after a long day - a tea in Turkey can go a long way. Find out here exactly how Turks came to love tea so much, and how you should drink your tea when travelling around the rich nation. A total guide to the tea experience that started in the 1930's and quickly became the second most consumed drink in Turkey, after water. Sit back, relax, it's time to take a break - this one's on us.
Property Turkey Blog
We looked at which European country makes the best retirement destination. Turkey came up trumps over Spain, Portugal and France based on ratings on lifestyle, economy, property prices, real estate investment potential, healthcare, tax, visas and cost of living for expats. The British all-time favourite Spain was the last to complete the race. Is this a wake-up call for many would be retirees who haven’t yet considered buying their retirement homes in Turkey, the country that straddles Europe and Asia?
Should you rush in to buy Turkish property now that the currency dropped off a cliff and lost 22% against GBP, 18% against USD and 17% against Euro in the last 90 days. Will builders and developers in Turkey reduce their prices in line with foreign currency becoming stronger or have their construction costs increased as well? Find out how and when to capitalise on what's happening in Turkey. If indeed you have a window of opportunity to invest in your overseas home at a bargain price, then you wouldn't want to miss out on this one, would you?
Since first being introduced to golf in the 1800's, Turkey has become one of the premier locations for golf around Europe with hundreds of thousands of tourists heading each year to one place - Belek. Home to over 17 Championship Quality golf courses, Belek is a golfers paradise that attracts those who are looking for exotic holiday homes within walking distance to world class clubhouses and golf courses. Within driving distance to neighbouring regions, Belek awaits over 300 days of sunshine per year, and you'll find plenty of expats and friendly faces awaiting. Find out what makes Belek tick here.
Speculation rife in Bodrum that a celebrity superyacht owner is eyeing up Richard Meier's Bodrum Houses signature design in the hills of Yalikavak. A new addition to Bodrum Billionaire's club after Bill Gates, Jagger, Abramovich? Possible, we shall have to wait and see. Or just like the sale of Atlantic Records 13 million Euro villa, will this one stay under wraps for a while too?
If we said to you the words 'fashion elite' or 'fashion capitals around the globe' - what would instantly come to your mind? Cities like London, New York, Milan, Paris - of course, who can blame you; all well known fashion capitals around the world, but what about Turkey? Where does Turkey stand amongst the fashion world? You all know there are lovely luxury villas for sale in Turkey, however, fashion??? We take a look at what the future holds for the ever growing Turkish fashion empire, including some top must watch fashion designers to keep an eye on for 2014. Have a read, you might be surprised at just what you can find in Turkey when it comes to fashion.
With Turkey's ever growing economy and financial stability, many foreign investors are looking at placing their money and faith in Turkish banks. In this blog we take a look at how to go about investing in Turkish banks and provide tips and a step by step guide to doing so. The interest to be earned on money in Turkish banks can be higher than those in banks throughout Europe.
In this blog we take a look at why so many expats and foreigners are choosing Turkey as their number one destination to move overseas. We take a look at everything, from the weather, to the food, to the cost of living - Turkey is coming up trumps on all fronts and foreigners are loving live here.
In this blog, we have a chat with overseas expat Thomas in his home in the Besiktas district of Istanbul. Thomas has been living in Istanbul for six years with his two young children and his wife, and he has quite the story to tell. A great insight into live abroad and the challenges that you might face.
Check out hottest real estate markets for 2014. Usual suspects include Turkey, Russia, Brazil, Dubai and India. There are some surprise hot potatoes as well such as Taiwan and Colombia. Where will smart money find its way in 2014 and beyond, read our summary pointers and contact us with information on other targets we may have missed out. Our analysis looks at price growth and annual income expectations in the forthcoming 5 years to 2019. Our hot overseas markets stand to deliver the most