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Istanbul Nightlife not for the faint hearted

Istanbul Nightlife not for the faint hearted

You will not look back on Istanbul nights and remember having lots of sleep: the city's nightlife is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Turkey's largest city, where two continents collide, where east meets west, has plenty in reserve for the night owl.  Whether you are up all night to a song, or up all night for some fun, one thing for sure, you will be up all night getting lucky.  Check out Club 360, Reina on the Bosporus but firstly check if you are on the Istanbul Club list and that's before you even look to buy a house in Istanbul.


Sailing the Black Sea

Sailing the Black Sea

A step by step all inclusive account of a luxury sailing trip around the Black Sea. Heading from Romania to Istanbul, Turkey - have a read of the trials and tribulations of what it is like to be sailing the seas in Europe in some of the world's best loved sailing routes enjoyed by families each year who are seeking something a little different from the traditional summer holiday to a beach - why not try out your very own sailing holiday to Turkey? After reading these memories, we reckon you will more than want to make your own sailing dreams come true in the Black Sea.


Discover Istanbul’s Hidden Gems

Discover Istanbul’s Hidden Gems

Are you a traveller? Or are you a tourist? There is a big difference which defines the two - when you land in a new destination, are you looking to leave your mark by whizzing around as fast as you can snap happy? Or looking for the destination to leave it's mark on you with beautiful memories that will last forever? If the latter is the case, this guide to some of Istanbul's well kept hidden gems will leave you exploring the city like no other tourist has before and returning with a box full of knowledge and insight into the real Istanbul. 

6 Years, 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 37 Minutes ago

10 blockbuster films shot in Turkey

10 blockbuster films shot in Turkey

Here is something for the film buffs: can you name 10 blockbuster films shot in Turkey without reading this article? Before you click in, note down how many movies you know were filmed in say Istanbul or other locations in Turkey. We shall give you a clue to start with: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie featuring Hercule Poirot was shot in 1974.


Topkapi Palace hosts Russell Crowe for Battle of Dardanelles

Topkapi Palace hosts Russell Crowe for Battle of Dardanelles

Russell Crowe meets Turkish culture minister at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul in order to gather support for his new movie which tells the story of ANZAC soldiers who went missing during the Battle of Dardanelles in the First World War. Our blog looks at how international media affects property sales in Turkey. The James Bond Blockbuster Skyfall which was partially shot in Turkey had focused much interest in Istanbul and Mediterranean coast of Turkey, this could be yet another major attraction 


Turkey property safe haven for GCC buyers

Turkey property safe haven for GCC buyers

Turkey property market becomes the new safe haven for the GCC and Middle Eastern investors buying abroad after London, Paris and New York. Persistent economic growth coupled with increasing real estate values makes Istanbul a natural investment destination. Seaside town of Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey seems to be well positioned to take advantage with willing overseas real estate buyers eyeing up lifestyle and investment prospects.    


Topkapi Palace Library of Manuscripts to be renovated

Topkapi Palace Library of Manuscripts to be renovated

Home to Ottoman Sultans for 5 centuries and now boasting Quran's first manuscripts and the Spooner's Diamond, the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul is seeing its library being renovated. Delicate and sensitive work being carried out among thousands of years of history in one of the world's most important palaces

6 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 44 Minutes ago


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