The lira crisis is on everyone's lips. Whether you consider it a disaster or an opportunity depends on where you're sitting. Financial collapse, or a chance to make a killing in a once-in-a-lifetime situation? Here, we look at the silver lining in the cloud, and explore the opportunities on offer for anyone with pounds or dollars in their pocket.
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In August, the International Gumusluk Classical Music festival lights up the quiet Bodrum seaside town of Gumusluk. Marie Coggin writes about the festival's transformation from it humble beginnings behind the bus station to the glitzy affair it's become today. However, the magic, music and humour of the performances remain unchanged.
Without a doubt, scenic landscapes in Fethiye on the southwest Mediterranean coast of Turkey drive the tourism trade. Its picturesque appeal is hard to ignore, and every year, thousands of foreigners of different nationalities and Turks descend on the area to enjoy sandy beaches, laid-back coastal resorts, and outdoor tourist attractions. Of course, though, a typical Mediterranean lifestyle is another big lure.
Bodrum, the pride of Aegean Turkey, is a destination unlike anywhere else. Bodrum has many scenic landscapes, coastal resorts, and things to do, making it a popular tourist and expat destination for Turks and foreign nationalities. Whatever you think a typical seaside life in the sun should look like, Bodrum will step forward as an ideal contender. So, if you want to buy property in Bodrum or soak up the sun on a two-week holiday, what do you need to know?
Turks drink tea at any opportunity. In fact, they go through a whopping three kilos of it each year, drinking it at home, work, and in cafes and restaurants. We explore the Turkish traditions and customs behind the popular drink, and let you in on a few little-known facts about the drink.
On the odd occasion, customers sometimes ask if it is safe to live in Turkey? This is quite understandable given that holidaying in a country and living in it, are two different experiences. People also ask for several reasons. Some want to know about crime rates and how safe it is for single females. Some wonder about the border region that Turkey shares with Syria while others cite terrorism that is a worldwide concern.
We hope that by writing an expat guide to living in Turkey, all our customers who have plans to move to the country on a permanent basis will have a useful system to follow. However, while we have many hints, tips, guides, and bucket loads of advice, it is worth mentioning that some characteristics will stand you in good stead during the first year of living in Turkey as an expat.
In most places of Turkey but especially Istanbul, Turkish street food is a culinary preference for many Turks and foreigners. Vendors deliver low prices, delicious tastes, and ready to eat food to hundreds of working locals or travellers looking for a quick bite to eat, without all the pomp and grandeur. All around the world, simplicity is what makes street food popular, and the Turks happen to be masters at it.
The extensive choice of things to do in Turkey for families makes it one of the top kid-friendly destinations in the world. We’re talking about an easy-going, stress-free holiday for you and the kids, where relaxation, fun-filled activities are the order of the day. It’s no surprise that parents love Turkey because the country’s culture revolves around family. Turks love children and wholeheartedly indulge in making days unique for them.
Mums and dads will be delighted to know there are plenty of places to go in Turkey for families and summer vacations. Keeping kids entertained is a top priority while on holiday and Turkey’s reputation as a family-friendly nation who welcomes everyone regardless of their age, means this is easily done. The question is, what makes a place or destination more suitable for families than others?