The Exclusive Marina Lifestyle of Turkey

The Exclusive Marina Lifestyle of Turkey

Turkey is one of the ten most popular tourism destinations in the world, yet it lags far behind other countries in marina, sailing and yacht tourism. While places like Spain, Portugal and France were building marinas and yacht clubs in the 1940s, Turkey did not start until the 1990s. Hence it missed an excellent opportunity to become a leader in the yachting world. Real estate investors have a prime market for long-term investment, as naturally once a new marina is built, property values automatically increase.


Why 3 out of 10 Expats Don’t Go the Distance in Turkey

Why 3 out of 10 Expats Don’t Go the Distance in Turkey

Some people like familiarity. They have a small select group of lifelong friends, and they live their entire lives in the same city or town. However other people get the urge to spread their wings and these days. Indeed, many expats have descended on the shores of Turkey and are often found in the small Aegean and Mediterranean towns. Unfortunately, not everyone stays because there are some aspects of Turkish life that they just really can’t get their head around.


Where to enjoy Autumn in Turkey

Where to enjoy Autumn in Turkey

Autumn in Turkey is an ideal time to travel. Firstly, travel agents drop their peak time premium charges, so there are many opportunities to save money on flights, hotels and exploring. Sitting somewhere between the hot sticky days of summer and the quiet ambience of winter, no matter where you go, fewer crowds also ensure freedom, peace and relaxation.


The Changing Landscape of Architecture in Bodrum

The Changing Landscape of Architecture in Bodrum

Glance at any picture postcard of the famous tourist region of Bodrum, and you will see the nostalgic white houses, with blue doors and windows, and flowing pink bougainvillaea tumbling down the walls. Yet, head away from the main town centre, and you will also find modern properties featuring the latest in architectural trends and often featured in home and architecture magazines.


The Insider’s Guide to Eating Fish in Turkey

The Insider’s Guide to Eating Fish in Turkey

On September the 1st, fishermen across Turkey eagerly donned their gear and boarded large trawlers to sail the seas after a five-month fishing ban finished. Marking the beginning of the fishing season. So, is now the right time to be eating fish in Turkey? It certainly is, and this is our insider guide on how to ensure the best catch of the day ends up on your plate.


Famous Turkish Ice Cream Flavours and Brands

Famous Turkish Ice Cream Flavours and Brands

Out of all the things Turkey is famous for, one of the most under-rated is its ice cream. In contrast to other industries, we are not talking about some fake, copycat dessert for sizzling summer days but real Turkish ice cream with the unique ingredients of milk, sugar, salep and mastic. Turkish ice cream is called Dondurma which is a literal translation to mean “freezing.”.

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Investors brace for opportunities as Turkish lira gains 15% against Dollar

Investors brace for opportunities as Turkish lira gains 15% against Dollar

A year or so of poor performance for the Turkish Lira saw the currency become one of the most talked about on the planet - for all the wrong reasons. But in a remarkable reversal of fortunes, the rebounding lira is now opening up a world of opportunity for investors with a 15% gain against the Dollar this year. With analysts saying the only way is up, the lira potentially offers some of the highest returns of any currency in the world.


The Truth About Life in Turkey as an Expat

The Truth About Life in Turkey as an Expat

In our series about expat life in Turkey, we talk to real people in the country to get a realistic outlook and viewpoint on what living in Turkey is like. In this article, we talk with Natalie Sayin. She has lived in Turkey for 15 years, been married and divorced here, worked as a rep, estate agent and is now a location independent freelancer. We asked her to tell us more about her life in Turkey as an expat.


First Time in Turkey? We Let You in On Secrets of the Locals

First Time in Turkey? We Let You in On Secrets of the Locals

The vibes of a new destination are strangely enticing, but sometimes, we wish there were certain things we had known before. Whether it was how to save money, cultural mistakes, or recommended dishes to try, knowing the secrets of the locals before you step off the plane brings its benefits. With that in mind, for first-time visitors in Turkey, here are our tips to get you off to a good start.


Can We Guess Your Ideal Beach in Turkey?

Can We Guess Your Ideal Beach in Turkey?

Turkey is one of the top beach holiday destinations in the world, and rightly so. Just over 7,000 kilometres of pristine coastline that during summer become “must-visit” places for couples, friends, solo travellers and families have earned it this sought-after reputation. But can we guess your favourite beach in Turkey? Have a read and let us know if we have missed any of your top Turkish beaches out. 


Five reasons summer 2017 is the ideal time to visit Turkey

Five reasons summer 2017 is the ideal time to visit Turkey

Last year wasn’t the best year for Turkey. Security worries kept tourists away, which meant tourist revenue fell drastically. This year, the tourists are returning - but the crowds still aren’t back to 2015 levels. Hoteliers and others in the tourism industry have lowered their prices to attract tourists, and with the low lira, it’s now cheaper than ever before to visit Turkey - but these conditions won’t last forever. 


7 Things Only People Who Have Lived in Turkey Will Understand

7 Things Only People Who Have Lived in Turkey Will Understand

Living in Turkey as a foreigner, exposes you to cultural awareness but it also changes your outlook on life. The lifestyle that at first seems baffling and sometimes absurd slowly works its magic on you, and before you know it, your thoughts, mannerisms and actions extensively change to the point, where your Turkish friends insist you are no longer the yabanci (foreigner) but instead their half Turkish brother or sister.


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