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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.


Useful Turkish language phrases everyone should learn

Useful Turkish language phrases everyone should learn

If you want to understand a culture, you need to learn its language. The Turkish language is full of colourful expressions and wise sayings. It's not the world's easiest language to learn, that's certain. But these oft-used phrases are a great start, and using them will show a willingness to engage with the people around you - and some of them are very fun to say, too.


Top Turkish Landscapes

Top Turkish Landscapes

Turkey's much more than beaches: it's a diverse country bursting with mountain ranges, dark forests, deep canyons and gorges, rushing rivers, fortified islands and forgotten Ottoman settlements. Take a visual trip through some of Turkey's most incredible vistas.


Did singer Adele copy an 80s Turkish ballad?

Did singer Adele copy an 80s Turkish ballad?

Twitter users are arguing back and forth about an Adele song from her new album, 25. Turkish critics are saying Adele has copied a Turkish song released in 1985 by Ahmet Kaya, who died 15 years ago. Angry Twitter users are claiming the song's melody is almost identical. What do you think?


Pedal power: cycling in Turkey

Pedal power: cycling in Turkey

Cycling through Turkey you'll encounter long winding mountain ways, straight, flat roads across sweeping plains and coastal roads with incredible ocean views. Wherever you want to go in Turkey, from the quiet rural east to the bustling, beach-heavy south and west of the country, don't start your planning until you've read our essential guide to exploring Turkey by bicycle.


27 things you'll need to do before moving to Turkey

27 things you'll need to do before moving to Turkey

Moving can be an onerous task; moving abroad can seem as daunting as climbing Everest. But never fear. One you break it down, it's simply a case of doing one thing at a time. We've done the hard yards for you and compiled a checklist of 27 essential tasks you'll need to complete before you head to the land of sea and sun.


7 page-turning novels set in Turkey

7 page-turning novels set in Turkey

Turkey has a long, distinguished relationship with literature. It's also a country that has fascinated authors, who are beguiled by the sheer colour and diversity of its culture. If you're on the hunt for a novel you can dive into and lose yourself in, try one of these thrilling books - and book series - by these renowned authors. As well as featuring two of Turkey's most esteemed contemporary novelists, you'll also find authors from outside Turkey who have caught the fascination of the country's past and present.


How to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Turkey

How to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Turkey

At Christmas time, expats are divided into two camps: those who try to recreate the festivities and atmosphere of home, and those who give into new traditions. In Turkey, it's easy to do both. Just about all the trimmings and decorations you could wish for are available (tinsel, trees, turkeys) but Turks don't celebrate on 25 December. Instead, they save the big celebrations for New Year's Eve, when they roast a turkey and exchange gifts. 

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4 Simple Ways to Act Like a Turk

4 Simple Ways to Act Like a Turk

“When in Rome do as the Romans do” - this mindset particularly appeals to people when they travel or become an expat in another country. No one wants to stand out as a naive foreigner, so in this blog, we present four simple ways to act like a Turk when you are in Turkey. 

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10 reasons to visit Turkey this winter

10 reasons to visit Turkey this winter

Turkish tourism was built on its beaches. However, Turkey's attractions encompass a huge number of interests and industries. Explore the huge array of options on offer during off-peak months. Whether you enjoy spa breaks or surgery, sampling food or skiing, we give you a few good reasons to explore this intriguing country this winter season.

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7 reasons to love Antalya

7 reasons to love Antalya

Around 12 million tourists visit Antalya each year. It's not hard to see why: the city and wider region are full of wonders. Ruins, beaches, outdoor activities, tourist hotspots - there's something to attract every kind of visitor. This list highlights the things we most love about Antalya. Come and explore the best of the region with us.


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