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Istanbul in bloom: April is the month of tulips

Istanbul in bloom: April is the month of tulips

The coming of spring in Istanbul means the appearance of millions of brightly coloured tulips. The beautiful flowers carpet parks and green spaces around the city, bringing city dwellers out in droves to stroll around the parks and enjoy the sunshine. We give you the lowdown on the best places to enjoy the Istanbul Tulip Festival.

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Istanbul Focus 2016: Events and Festivals

Istanbul Focus 2016: Events and Festivals

Istanbul, the city sitting on two continents and the largest city in Turkey is a hive for events, festivals, and celebrations throughout the year. As a major hub of tourism, finance, and general business industries, the bustling yearly agenda from January to December brims over. Whether it is art and culture, traditions or the latest fashion trend, no one planning a visit should expect to have down time. Therefore, what are the major dates to schedule into your diary in 2016?


Istiklal Caddesi: A Guide To Turkey’s Busiest Street

Istiklal Caddesi: A Guide To Turkey’s Busiest Street

Stretching for more than 1 mile, from the tunnel funicular to the independence monument in Taksim square, Istiklal Caddesi is the busiest street in Istanbul and a must-see for anyone visiting this monstrous city. Its primary function is shopping and entertainment but old buildings still stand among modern and new builds. Such is the hype and attraction; more than 3 million people walk it every day - let us take you through the best things to see and do on Istiklal. 



Fast profits for early investors in Atasehir, Istanbul's new financial hub

Fast profits for early investors in Atasehir, Istanbul's new financial hub

Atasehir is set to become Istanbul’s new financial heart, cementing the city’s status as a global economic powerhouse. The development also presents an incredible opportunity for investors, who are set to win fortunes on Istanbul’s Asian side. One such investor is Cameron Deggin, who believes his property in the Atasehir development will net him - and his clients - large gains.


Bosporus Glory: The Pride of Istanbul

Bosporus Glory: The Pride of Istanbul

Separating Europe and Asia, the Bosporus strait in Turkey’s biggest city, Istanbul, is a pinnacle feature of its landscape. Throughout history, great empires have waged war to control it and many men have fallen defending it. These days, the 31-kilometre stretch of water is a symbol of unity and a main feature of tourism in the city. Paying homage to its magnificent glory, this blog takes you on a magical journey through the history of the Bosporus. 

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18 awesome things to do with kids in Istanbul

18 awesome things to do with kids in Istanbul

Istanbul's reputation as one of the world's most popular cities is well founded. As well as holding delights aplenty for adults: wining, dining, culture and music, there are also a large number of things you can do with your little ones in tow. From toddler to teen, we've rounded up a few suggestions to make sure everyone has fun in the city - even adults.


4 Excellent Reasons to Love Istanbul

4 Excellent Reasons to Love Istanbul

A city that instantly leaves a mark on those who visit, Istanbul is a bustling and cosmopolitan metropolis visited by millions of tourists every year. Some even return year after year, while others find it reinvents their outlook on life, promoting a new path and they return to be an expat by buying a property. We give you four good reasons why you will simply love Istanbul and all the city offers. 


Beyoglu: The New City of Istanbul

Beyoglu: The New City of Istanbul

Bursting with modern influences and trends, and popular with foreign expats who have bought homes in the area, Beyoglu is a centre of entertainment and lifestyle choices for those looking to make Istanbul their new home. Here is your complete guide to everything you need to know about Beyoglu. 

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4 Luxurious and Extravagant Palaces in Istanbul

4 Luxurious and Extravagant Palaces in Istanbul

As the former capital of both the Byzantium and Ottoman empires, Istanbul has housed and hosted many famous figures throughout history and the palaces are a perfect way to get to know their stories - here are four luxury palaces that you will find in Istanbul. 


Top Eight Museums of Istanbul

Top Eight Museums of Istanbul

As interesting tourist attractions, and an eye into the past, museums highlight the best and worst of humanity and history. In Istanbul you will find an abundance of museums for you to discover and take a walk through Turkey's rich past and culture. In this blog you will find eight of our favourite museums in Istanbul that you just have to visit. 


Make Unforgettable Memories on New Year’s Eve in Istanbul

Make Unforgettable Memories on New Year’s Eve in Istanbul

Officially declared by Time Out magazine, as one of the best cities in the world to see in the New Year, Istanbul is a city that holds no punches when it comes to festivities, parties and an overwhelming feel good atmosphere to mark the dawn of another year. Here is our guide to seeing in the New Year in Istanbul. 

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