With so many hotspots around Europe for water lovers to choose from, here is our guide to the top destinations for watersports in Europe - giving you everything from snorkelling with exotic sea creatures, to parasailing off high mountains plunging down to the turquoise waters below, plus, you don't need to head all the way out to Australia to catch some humongous waves, there are plenty of surfing spots to be found in Europe and we give you access to our top locations in this must-read blog on watersports in Europe.
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Here is something for the film buffs: can you name 10 blockbuster films shot in Turkey without reading this article? Before you click in, note down how many movies you know were filmed in say Istanbul or other locations in Turkey. We shall give you a clue to start with: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie featuring Hercule Poirot was shot in 1974.
There are many things to consider when planning to move overseas. Cultural fit and religion are certainly right there on top of most European's check lists. Should we buy a home in a Muslim country such as Turkey? Shall we fit in? Will it be safe and liberal? These are natural questions that would be overseas property buyers have on their compatibility check-lists. Our blog cuts straight to the chase and looks at the essence of life and religion in Turkey. Is Turkey really the 'Islamic' country we thought it was or is it something that is even superior to what we have in our home countries?
Following the recent 13 million Euro sale of Atlantic Records home in Bodrum, we blog about why the region is becoming so popular amongst foreign buyers, including a historical look at the development of the region and an insight into what the future holds for this luxurious Turkish coastal town.
Is Turkey purely an Islamic based country or is there a tolerance to other religions? How many religions are there in Turkey? We provide an insight with this blog into religion in Turkey and the tolerance of the people and the secular government towards those of other religions who all live in harmony in Turkey.
Will Turkey ever become part of the European Union? What is stopping Turkey from joining the EU? Does Turkey even NEED the EU anymore? We answer all these questions and more in the Turkish blog about the complicated relationship between Turkey and the European Union.
Sisli is arguably the hottest spot in Istanbul for property investment and real estate astute purchases. In this blog we take a look at the history of Sisli and what the future holds for this investment rich location in Istanbul including new developments and stunning changes set in motion.
After being ready to almost give up on their dream property search, Marta and Emil Ekberg struck gold with Property Turkey on an inspection trip to Kalkan. The Swedish couple are now happily living in Turkey and provide us with an interesting insight into their life in Turkey and sailing ambitions.
The prestigious and glamorous Cannes International Film Festival kicked off last week with the expected buzz generated in the film world whenever Cannes comes around every year. Amongst movies from all over the world, critically acclaimed Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has returned with another well received drama, Winter Sleep - can Winter Sleep win the Cannes Film Festival 2014? In this blog we give you a quick overview of Turkish cinema and Ceylan’s work so far, before offering up our pick of the films to make sure you catch a glimpse of at Cannes. With some extraordinary cinema and film experiences on offer, the festival is one not to miss this year.
Stretching an impressive 500km, the Lycian Way is the perfect trek for those adventurous souls out there looking for something incredible to do whilst in Turkey - a hands on opportunity to really get up close and personal with mother nature. Named after the Lycia peninsula where it begins, the trail was officially marked in 1999 by the Turkish government from the Southern East coast of Turkey on the Mediterranean Sea - a true long distance trail to test even the most hardened of hikers. Get those hiking and trekking boots at the ready, the Tekke peninsula awaits, just remember to bring your camera with you, the views and photo opportunities are spectacular.