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Living in Istanbul as a Foreigner: 9 Useful Things to Know

Living in Istanbul as a Foreigner: 9 Useful Things to Know

From tourist to expat, if you are thinking of living in Istanbul as a foreigner, it is a great lifestyle move to make. As Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul offers so much including a low cost of living, a unique culture, the best nightlife and shopping scenes in the country, as well as abundance of tourist and historical attractions.


Digital Nomad in Istanbul – Turkey: Need to Knows

Digital Nomad in Istanbul – Turkey: Need to Knows

To be a digital nomad in Istanbul is the new norm, especially during these times, when employers actively encourage working from home. This situation works for both parties, and if the thought of becoming a digital nomad appeals, Istanbul is a great place to relocate to.


Five little-known Istanbul gems

Five little-known Istanbul gems

Some city tourists like to stick with what they know. And that's fine. But other travellers know that when you venture off the pages of the guide book, you are often rewarded for your trouble. We've picked out five neighbourhoods around Istanbul that might not be in your Lonely Planet guide, but are really are worth exploring.


The Galata Tower of Istanbul and the Karakoy District

The Galata Tower of Istanbul and the Karakoy District

For a fantastic panoramic view over Istanbul, head to Galata Tower in the Beyoglu district. As one of the city’s most iconic landmark buildings, every day, it hosts hundreds of people eager to find out what all the hype is about. Not only that, it’s illustrious history, makes it an exciting story.


A guide to the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

A guide to the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul

The Basilica Cistern, one of Istanbul’s most unusual tourist attractions, gains fame because of its underground location, and if you are visiting the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, or Topkapi Palace, it is worth taking a short detour to see it. Called Yerebatan Sarayi in Turkish, which means sunken palace, it was built during the 6th century under Byzantine rule.


The best Instagram Spots in Istanbul to take photos

The best Instagram Spots in Istanbul to take photos

In our list of the top Instagram spots in Istanbul, you will not only find out where to go in Turkey’s biggest city, but also what makes these spots so unique. Instagram photos are about a lot more than blue skies, whether it is architecture, food, animals, or people. To be worthy of all those likes, an Instagram photo must tell a story, and Istanbul is the perfect canvas to do that.


9 reasons why winter in Istanbul is simply glorious

9 reasons why winter in Istanbul is simply glorious

Tourists tend to skip Istanbul in the winter. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's plenty to do in Turkey's largest city, even in the darkest depths of winter. From shorter lines to festivals and fragrant wintry drinks, here are our reasons why Istanbul is just as charming in the winter as it is in the high season.

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Our pick of the top seafront homes in Istanbul

Our pick of the top seafront homes in Istanbul

Seafront property in Istanbul. Rare as hen's teeth, and expensive, right? The first is correct, but the second isn't always the case. Property Turkey director Cameron Deggin walks us through some the last remaining seafront complexes in Istanbul. Ideal for investors and lifestyle buyers, these homes will offer a superb lifestyle while accumulating tidy capital gains.


13 Things to do in Uskudar: Exploring Istanbul Neighbourhoods

13 Things to do in Uskudar: Exploring Istanbul Neighbourhoods

Tourists who want to get away from touristic Istanbul would do well to look at things to do in Uskudar, an Asian district offering visitors a chance to see the city’s local culture upfront. Sitting between trendy Kadikoy and green Beykoz, Uskudar is underrated and without a doubt, deserves more admiration than it receives.


Exploring Basaksehir Area of Istanbul: House Buyer’s Guide

Exploring Basaksehir Area of Istanbul: House Buyer’s Guide

Welcome to the Basaksehir area of Istanbul, a European district that in recent years has exploded on the real estate market as an ideal place to buy property. As one of 39 communities making up Turkey’s largest city, Basaksehir hasn’t always been a prominent area, having only gained independent status in 2008, after a population boost. It is now a top area for investors.


10 Fun Things to do in Zeytinburnu and Bakirkoy

10 Fun Things to do in Zeytinburnu and Bakirkoy

Travellers looking for things to do in Zeytinburnu and Bakirkoy, in Istanbul will find quite a lot to satisfy them, despite its off the tourism grid reputation. Sitting on the European side of Turkey’s most significant and busiest city, Zeytinburnu’s name means “olive tree cape,” but throughout history, it was a leather production hub. See our top ten things to do.

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Fun Things to do in Eyup: Istanbul’s Nostalgic Neighbourhood

Fun Things to do in Eyup: Istanbul’s Nostalgic Neighbourhood

We recommend you visit Eyup, the conservative neighbourhood respected by Muslims from all over the world. Sitting on the European side of Istanbul, and stretching from the Golden Horn to the Black Sea region, Eyup’s historical landmarks stand out as the most important Islamic buildings in Turkey.

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