Straddling two different continents, home to over 12 million residents, Turkey's largest and busiest city - you might think that life in Istanbul could be a bit overwhelming, not knowing which area to visit or which district is best for certain pasttimes. In this blog we give you inside knowledge to surviving Istanbul and experience Turkish culture like never before. From trendy districts such as Bahcesehir or Cihangir, to where old meets new in Cukurcuma, Istanbul is awash with a history like no other city - come explore with us.
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From gorgeous private retreats on the famous island of Ibiza, to stunning huge houses along the Caribbean Riviera Maya in sunny Mexico, to a peaceful retreat home by the sea in Sovalye Island, Turkey - an island so quiet there are no roads - we bring to you our 7 top beach villas in the entire world. We have searched high and low to ensure that only the best is showcased here, but be warned, one read of this will have you packing for the nearest beach in a heartbeat, in fact, writing this blog on a cool afternoon in Bodrum has us wanting to take the rest of the day off - so we shall see you at the beach! Make sure you bring the wine.
We take a look at the best beaches that Turkey has to offer. With so many superb beaches in the country, it was hard to compile a list of just 9 - however, here we present a blog about our top 9 beaches that we just can't help but love - feel free to tell us if we have missed out your favourite one.
Believe it or not, we promise to you that there is much more to Turkish food than the traditional kebab or doner. In a blog that is sure to arouse the taste buds in many, we bring you our guide to enjoying Turkish street food and give you our top 15, yes 15, Turkish dishes to try for you foodies out there. Don't worry, we haven't left out the kebab or doner - we love them just as much as you do. Think we haven left something off our list? Let us know what Turkish food you love and enjoy most and we just might feature those in our next blog.
A tradition dating back more than 300 years, Turkish Hamams are found all over the country and enjoyed by millions of people every year. Offering the ultimate in relaxation and an intimate experience in bathing, the Turkish bath has historically been not only a place to cleanse and ease muscle pain, but a core nucleus to social life in Turkey - a place where political opinions were aired, news is shared, and more. A trip to Turkey without experiencing the pleasure of the Hamam would be a trip wasted. A guide to Turkish Hamams and what makes these amazing baths just that - amazing.
Those of us who have animals, know that an animal is certainly for life. Falling in love with your pet is easy, but what happens when you also fall in love for a region abroad? How easy is it to take animals abroad and back home? Karen tells her story about how she fell in love with Fethiye but was reluctant to move to Turkey at first for fear of leaving her beloved cat, Bungle, back home in the UK. It turns out, bringing a pet to and from Turkey isn't as hard as Karen first thought. Read how you can do the same, here with this blog and guide to all you need to know about pets and life abroad.
As Turkey positions itself at the forefront of the international real estate market in 2014, an increasing number of discerning buyers are looking to build their own dream home in Turkey. With many luxury homes already found in stunning locations such as Bodrum, Kalkan, Fethiye, Kas, and more - why should you build your own custom home? What are the advantages to the buyer in building something from scratch rather than buying something already built? Are there any advantages? Are there any disadvantages? Find out in this candid blog giving you all the guidance you will need to designing and building your own special place in Turkey.
With a rich culture and huge history, Turkey is truly a unique country blending many cultures and histories to provide a colourful haven for those who choose to live in Turkey. In this blog we take a look at how Turkey came to be the country that it is today and the influences that have happened over the course of history that still play in part in painting the countries landscape today.
Before you consider making a foreign real estate investment elsewhere in the world, we implore you to have a read of this statistical blog written by one of our financial investment experts. Any bargain hunter would have done their homework, but to make things easier for you - we take a deep dive into the property world, leaving no stone untouched and discovering exactly what you can get for your buck when comparing Turkey with other hot real estate market nations such as, Brazil, Japan, France, The United Kingdom, and more financially, looking at cost per square metre. You just might be surprised at what we find - take a look and leave us your thoughts.
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.