Why Alanya is Popular with Foreign House Buyers

Why Alanya is Popular with Foreign House Buyers

Out of all the success stories stemming from Turkey’s tourism industry, Alanya on the Mediterranean coast should be highly admired. It’s part of the Antalya region. The real estate market can also partly take credit for Alanya’s popularity because many nationalities have either relocated there or purchased apartments and villas. But what exactly is it about Alanya that sparks the interest of foreigners?

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Popular Places to Visit in Alanya During Summer

Popular Places to Visit in Alanya During Summer

Alanya, part of the Antalya region on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, is a key player on the tourism scene of the country. Attracting many nationalities including Brits, Russians and East Europeans, it is a buzzing city offering the best of shopping, nightlife and things to do. Have a read of our guide to things to see and do in Alanya this summer with your family. 


Turkish Music and Dance Culture and Traditions

Turkish Music and Dance Culture and Traditions

Turks love music, just as much as they adore food. With a strong emphasis on lyrics, as well as tunes, to dance to, a Turk does not need persuading to break out into song or start dancing, whenever or wherever. The complexity of Turkish music, formed by centuries of global influences include Persian, Arabic, Persian, Balkan and Ottoman to name but a few. Find out about Turkish music in this cultural blog. 


Turkish Kitchen Culture: The Heart of a Home in Turkey

Turkish Kitchen Culture: The Heart of a Home in Turkey

By far, the most important room in a Turkish household is the kitchen. Turks place great emphasis on food. Not only does it fuel the body but it is also an important bond between friends, families, and strangers. Hospitality is one of the strongest pillars of Turkish society. Indeed many holidaymakers and travellers to Turkey often receive random invites to dinner from Turks they have only just met. But, it all starts and end in the kitchen, the ruling centre of any home.


Guide to Turkish Culture in the Workplace

Guide to Turkish Culture in the Workplace

If you plan to invest in Turkey or get a job, it will be hugely beneficial to brush up on Turkish culture in the workplace. On the surface, it may seem that Turkey operates much like western establishments. However, they don’t. Turks are slowly adopting globalised attitudes in the workplace, but culture and traditions still reign strong behind the scenes.


An Introduction to Turkish Culture for Tourists

An Introduction to Turkish Culture for Tourists

The term “culture” is an incredibly broad definition but experts agree it is what defines a social group of people. This includes their language, beliefs, traditions, regional cuisine, folk dancing, and so forth. So, looking at Turkish culture for tourists, it would be wise to focus on characteristics that they will encounter as they holiday or travel around the country.


Turkish Culture and Traditions in the Home

Turkish Culture and Traditions in the Home

People making the transition from being a holidaymaker in Turkey to living here permanently; often remark that one of the biggest differences in lifestyle is Turkish culture. While on holiday, the laid-back attitude of tourism staff makes it seem like the country has alienated themselves from their ancient heritage. Yet, living here, the culture differences become glaringly obvious. Enjoy a fascinating journey into the beliefs and daily routines of Turks.


How to Use the Istanbul Metro - a complete guide

How to Use the Istanbul Metro - a complete guide

Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and with more than 14 million citizens and as the most popular tourist destination in the country, it makes sense that the city must have an efficient and smooth-running transport network. It delivers this and much more through its impressive connection of rail, metro, trams, buses and taxis. This article covers everything you need to know how to use the Istanbul Metro system. 


The most upmarket Districts of Istanbul to visit

The most upmarket Districts of Istanbul to visit

Istanbul, Turkey’s biggest city, is as diverse as it is intriguing. As the central hub of business, transport, finance, education, and tourism in the country, it has many facades, ranging from the cosmopolitan to the traditional. It is both bohemian as it is conservative. It is the place where historical, cultural, and trendy influences come together as one. Find some of the best and upmarket districts of Istanbul to visit in this blog. 


Why Turkish Soups are the Best in the World

Why Turkish Soups are the Best in the World

Turks have mastered the simple art of combining the simplest of ingredients to produce the most satisfying dishes, and their choice of more than 300 soup recipes are perfect examples. Eaten as a snack, starter, or main course, we think Turkish soups are the best in the world and here are six reasons why you simply cannot go to Turkey without trying the famous soups. 


Common Turkish Expressions and Phrases to Use Everyday

Common Turkish Expressions and Phrases to Use Everyday

In the last 20 years, Turkey has modernised itself in many ways, yet behind the face of travel magazines and modern trends, tradition and culture still reign strong. This is especially evident in the daily expressions used among friends, family, work colleagues, and strangers. Indeed, anyone learning Turkish would do well to learn the phrases because they will hear them frequently. Whether they are cultural phrases used for politeness or slang expressions used to express dismay, most of them are quite easy to remember.


Tips for Travelling Solo in Turkey

Tips for Travelling Solo in Turkey

Over the last few decades, solo travel has risen in popularity. People from all generations often set off to explore the world on their own, sometimes with the blessing of their families, at other times, with discrete concern. Turkey is one of the countries that profited from this new trend, with many international foreigners wowing friends back home with their tales of city exploration in Istanbul, fairy chimneys in Cappadocia and gulet cruises on the Mediterranean coast. Find the best tips and advice for solo travelling in Turkey, as a male or female. 


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