When it comes to famous film studios of the world, people think of Hollywood, Bollywood or the charming French city of Cannes. Turkish government wants to turn the Mediterranean hub of Antalya, into Turkey’s version of Hollywood. They want it to be a favourite hangout place for celebrities and a destination where overnight you can become a global star, whether you make films or appear in them.
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The iconic historic peninsula of Istanbul is on every tourist’s to-do list. From towering mosques to labyrinthine bazaars, there’s an incredible array of historical and cultural sites. While the rundown areas just outside the central peninsula are often shunned, this is set to change as regeneration transforms these historic areas.
Holidaymakers want more than a beach life. Rather than visit top rated attractions they look for unknown, weird and wonderful themes. They are todays independent travellers, full of curiosity and want to know about unusual things to do. They want to visit unique places or indulge in activities they can’t do at home. They want to holiday like a Turk and fully immerse themselves in all things quirky. Whether you are young or old, adventurous or simply curious, Turkey delivers when it comes to places and attractions.
The dream of living in Turkey fills people with hope. They imagine a life by the beach, with gorgeous weather and a stunning home. They think of their perfect utopia, and it is what motivates to wake up. Unfortunately, while there is nothing wrong with this dream, it rarely goes so smoothly. Moving to a different country can be a stressful experience if you are not prepared for the expat challenges that accompany a life in Turkey.
If even the thought of a spider or scorpion sees you break out into a cold sweat, look away now. Marie Coggin outlines the various creepy crawlies and wildlife she's encountered in Bodrum, including an impressive escapade that saw her wrestle a snake into a net. From scorpions and spiders to street dogs, explore Turkey's animals and discover what to pat, and what to avoid.
In 2017, Turkey exported 21,000 tons of organic food. Reaching 68 countries, earning 87 million USD in revenue, which was an increase on 2016 of 17%. The organic food market of Turkey is looking towards exporting even more goods in 2018, with countries like Germany, the USA and France driving the demand. Organic food companies are also eager to increase exports to the EU, one of Turkey’s already existing fruitful business partnerships.
Antalya has many sandy beaches, and the icing on the cake is that some of them are classed as the best in Turkey. Antalya also ranks as the number one location in Turkey for Blue flags beaches. Over 200 of them adhere to environmental and cleanliness standards needed to receive the award. Those beaches are scattered all around the Antalya region and not just confined to the city centre. So, if copious amounts of sand are what you want, where should you go?
The Antalya region of Mediterranean Turkey is a popular tourist hub offering holidaymakers glorious sunshine, unlimited scenic landscapes, plenty of crisp evenings and a laidback lifestyle reflecting a new utopia. If you are a first-time visitor, our suggestions, make a massive difference between good holidays and fantastic life experiences that will make you want to move to Antalya permanently.
Turkey’s reputation as a country of beaches has broadened as visitors start to discover some of the country’s other delights. Hikers are beginning to find out just how good Turkey’s walks are: from the well-trodden Lycian Way to following in an apostle’s footsteps along the historic trail of St Paul, there are a wealth of walks that take in culture, history and of course, Turkey’s incredible vistas.
"Is Turkey safe?" is something we're asked a lot. It's difficult to get an idea of what it's like to live, play and work in Turkey unless you're actually there. Marie Coggin, who lives in Gumusluk, sums up the reasons as to why she has always felt secure living in Turkey, and fills us in on some of measures she's seen to keep Turks and expats safe.