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.
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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.
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?