Every true traveller or backpacker knows that there is no better way to really see the world than through the window of a train - taking in the scenery and getting up close and personal with views that you could never witness from a plane. With some of the best routes throughout Europe, in this blog we present the five best sleeper trains in Europe, taking you from Spain, to Scotland, from Turkey to Italy and Russia. As Paul Theroux once said: 'You never know what to expect on a train.' - we love travelling by train, what about you? Have you experienced the world via a sleeper train?
Property Turkey Blog
A country so diverse and widespread, Turkey hosts over a thousand festivals every year - giving you a wealth of options to explore and embrace some Turkish culture while you are here. As expected, summer is prime festival season. While cosmopolitan Istanbul is the cultural centre of it all with several hundred festivals in the city alone, you can also venture out to destinations in Cappadocia or the sunny Aegean coast for a range of festivals and sunny delights to enjoy. We’ve narrowed down the list of options to give you our highlights of what to expect and what to put on your list to visit this summer. From live improvised jazz, oiled-up men wrestling like gladiators, and fun activities - these are just a few offerings in a mixed lineup of events
Visiting a Bazaar in Turkey is an experience like no other and once that you must undertake at least once in your life. If you read the guide books, look online for things to do once you land in Turkey, you will almost definitely find that visiting a local Bazaar is high atop most people's list of their best things to see whilst your are here. Bazaars provide locals and tourists with an unlimited amount of fresh goods, and pretty much everything else you can think of in-between. In this blog we take a look at the local Bazaar in Turkey and why it is so popular amongst tourists and locals alike, an old meeting place where you never quite know what to expect - fantastic.
When you think of golf in Turkey, only one region truly comes to mind - the golfing mecca of Belek in Turkey. With numerous championship quality courses designed by golfing legends such as Coling Montgomerie, and Lee Westwood, Belek is fast becoming a haven for expats and retiree's looking to spend out their days playing golf in the sun on some of the toughest courses you can find in Europe. A typical tourist region with over 300 days of sunshine per year, Belek is recognised by the Turkish tourism board as one of the most popular destinations in the country. Find out why in this blog.
Recent statistics show that Turkish real estate numbers have once again reached record heights for 2014. In this blog we dive into just why foreigners and expats just can't seem to get enough of Turkey. An international powerhouse with investment opportunities aplenty, Turkey cradles both Asia and Europe and is home to some of the most sandy beaches and pure crystal waters you can find along the Mediterranean and other seas - offering something for almost anyone with any budget, Turkey is fast becoming the number one destination for those around the world who are looking for sunnier climates.
Showcasing the rise of Antalya to become one of Europe's top destinations for British tourists and those looking to become full time expats in Turkey with a second home, we take a look what makes Antalya tick over the last few decades - from the beautiful sandy beaches, the friendly atmosphere and welcoming locals, to the low prices for luxury properties that would cost a fortune back home; Antalya offers incredible natural wonders and great links to the UK - and with over 10 million tourists embarking upon Antalya's shores every year, it is not hard to see just why the region is fast becoming known as one of the best beach cities in the world - find out for yourself here.
For those who are little more sport and adventurous minded, Turkey provides more than enough centre's and areas where you can pump up the heart rate and let loose with some sporty past times set against stunning backdrops and brisk summer weather. We bring you this blog about golfing in Belek, yoga in the mountains of Dalaman, and surfing along the coasts of Turkey to get the adrenaline running and pumped - but don't be fooled though, there are still plenty more activities and sports to keep you busy during your time in Turkey. Think we missed something? Let us know your favourite things to do and participate in while on these lands in the comment section within this article.