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Your Guide to Bodrum Town in Turkey

Your Guide to Bodrum Town in Turkey

Even if you have never heard of the place, Bodrum town is the most famous place in Aegean, Turkey. The region outranks the neighbouring area of Izmir which includes Turkey’s third largest city. Belonging to the peninsula with the same name, Bodrum city centre commands respect and admiration from all over Turkey.


What is the Best Area in Bodrum?

What is the Best Area in Bodrum?

Deciding on the best area of Bodrum can be challenging because this corner of Turkey throws up many coastal resorts worthy of admiration. From small bays to sandy beaches, clubs, and great restaurants, this location next to the Aegean Sea in Turkey, previously called Halicarnassus, presents fascinating history as seen in the castle, and underwater museum.


Does Moving Abroad Make You Happier?

Does Moving Abroad Make You Happier?

The answer as to whether moving abroad makes you happier is a long conversation that many people ponder. Companies perform surveys, and mental health professionals explore the phycological effects of what packing our bags and swapping borders can do for our quality of life.


Traditional Turkish Houses and Their Architectural Styles

Traditional Turkish Houses and Their Architectural Styles

When looking at traditional Turkish houses, don’t stereotype because there is more than one architectural style. While some places in Turkey earn more fame than others for their iconic housing markets, each area boasts a different Turkish style for many good reasons.

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Bosphorus Villages of Istanbul to Fall in Love With

Bosphorus Villages of Istanbul to Fall in Love With

The Bosphorus villages of Istanbul don't earn as much fame as the old Sultanahmet touristic district or Beyoglu, Galata and Taksim. Yet they are just as important to Istanbul. Most people know Istanbul separates into two continents, Asia and Europe, via the Bosphorus strait. Yet this stretch of water signifies much more.


Expat banking in Turkey for foreigners to manage their money

Expat banking in Turkey for foreigners to manage their money

When looking at expat banking in Turkey, get ready to be wowed with the mass choices on offer and how easy it is to navigate the system. Turkey wants to attract foreign investment into the country. Therefore, many banks offer expat services to cater to your every whim, making it easy to grow and invest your savings or manage daily accounts.


Pros and Cons of Living Abroad

Pros and Cons of Living Abroad

Anybody embarking on an adventure overseas should seriously think about the pros and cons of living abroad. For many people, a new life of sun, sea and sand is an enticing dream that breaks up their daily life. Yet, bear in mind, experts say moving house is one of life's most stressful experiences.


The Best Supermarkets in Turkey to Shop

The Best Supermarkets in Turkey to Shop

As with any country, the supermarkets in Turkey all engage in mass supermarkets wars to capture the attention of daily shoppers. Operating through stores, they now also target us through social media and online shopping apps to get our pennies while providing quality products at affordable prices.


How to Register a Mobile Phone in Turkey

How to Register a Mobile Phone in Turkey

If you plan to stay in the country for longer than four months, you need to know how to register your mobile phone in Turkey. Owners of all foreign mobile devices like laptops, phones and tablets should register them in the Mobil Cihaz Kayit Sistemi, which stands for Mobile Devices Registration System.

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The rise of Istanbul’s Esenyurt

The rise of Istanbul’s Esenyurt

Esenyurt’s trajectory from small settlement in the 1980s to today’s sprawling neighbourhood has been nothing short of phenomenal. Often overlooked in favour of its more upmarket neighbours, Esenyurt’s smartening up, attracting a generation of first home buyers, and becoming a sought-after location for investment properties.


Istanbul in February - Complete Guide and Things to Do

Istanbul in February - Complete Guide and Things to Do

If you are thinking of visiting Istanbul in February, we wholeheartedly recommend a city break with so many things to do. Many people scoff at travelling during February, traditionally marking winter end. They prefer to wait until Spring; however, this wonderful global city has many delights and surprises regardless of the month.


Things to do in Istanbul in January? A complete guide

Things to do in Istanbul in January? A complete guide

Many people scoff at travelling this winter month, but Istanbul steps up as a perfect city break. If you are willing to forget about sunbathing and swimming, in return for cultural heritage and urban vibes, head to Istanbul after your celebrations. Benefits of visiting in January include fewer crowds at major tourist attractions, cheaper flight and hotel prices, traditional winter food and drinks like Salep.


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