Is Couchsurfing in Turkey Ideal For The International Traveller?

Is Couchsurfing in Turkey Ideal For The International Traveller?

The advance of technology in the last 20 years has revolutionised our daily habits and bought us many benefits such as saving time and money. It has even changed the way we travel. Agents selling mainstream package deals including flights, hotels, and transport are no longer the leaders in this industry. Instead, independent travel is the top trend, and website communities like Couchsurfing are at the heart of young and old generations who want to connect with locals for a more authentic experience and save cash at the same time. This concept is also big in the country of Turkey.


What is the Cost of Living in Turkey?

What is the Cost of Living in Turkey?

Across the globe, in every class of society, profession, and social status, the number one daily question that everyone asks themselves is how much does this cost? Whether it is something for our home, utilities or spending money for leisure, money makes the world go round. So, understandably, potential customers always ask us about the cost of living in Turkey. In this article, we will break it down, according to current prices but before we start, there are also two things to consider re year on year estimations and daily costs.


Food – Beginners Guide to Turkish Food Customs and Traditions

Food – Beginners Guide to Turkish Food Customs and Traditions

The first advice that any discerning traveller will tell you is to observe, be aware, and respect the traditions of countries you visit. When it comes to Turkish Customs and Social Traditions, this good advice helps you to blend into the crowd. As the saying goes, the best experiences stem from acting like a local. Turks do not take food for granted. There is also nothing better than sitting down to enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family so you may find yourself invited to eat with them, even if you have just met. Whether dining with Turks or in a traditional restaurant, here are the foodie things to know about Turkey. 


What To See on the Asian side of Istanbul

What To See on the Asian side of Istanbul

When talking about Istanbul, most travel websites and guidebooks focus on the old city district holding all the ancient Byzantine and Ottoman landmarks. For shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene, recommendations are to visit the Taksim / Beyoglu district, also home to Istiklal Avenue, the country’s busiest street. Yet for repeat visitors and tourists with more time in the city, the Asian side of Istanbul is also worth exploring. As the eastern half of the city, it is home to roughly 4 million people and a splattering of place to go and attractions to see.

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How to Get From Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Taksim and Sultanahmet

How to Get From Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Taksim and Sultanahmet

Naturally, as the biggest city in Turkey, Istanbul has two efficient airports of which Ataturk Airport is the most widely used. Called havalimani in Turkish, it is also the largest in Turkey but in 2018, will lose its illustrious title when the planned new Istanbul airport opens to the public. This blog post describes how to get from Ataturk Airport to Istanbul city centre, Taksim, and Sultanahmet. 


How to Get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Taksim and Sultanahmet

How to Get from Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Taksim and Sultanahmet

Out of the two airports in Istanbul, Sabiha Gokcen is the second busiest. (It will be the third most active in 2018 when the new airport opens.) Currently servicing 51 airlines flying to 136 destinations, it is on the Asian side of the city and named after Turkey’s first female pilot who was also the adopted daughter of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Here you will find a guide for transport from Sabiha Gokcen airport to Taksim, Sultanahmet, and the city centre. 


Pros and Cons to living in Turkey for the first time

Pros and Cons to living in Turkey for the first time

Moving to Turkey is an exciting but nervous endeavour. People want to take advantage of the laidback, comfortable lifestyle, and gorgeous summer weather but at the same time, need to learn about the culture, language and navigating a system for day-to-day living that is entirely different from their home country. Speaking to people who have already made the move, discover the Pros and Cons to living in Turkey for the first time.


How many Expats live in Turkey? Best cities to live

How many Expats live in Turkey? Best cities to live

The expat residency population of Turkey runs into the thousands. An easy-going, relaxed lifestyle has lured many different nationalities to settle permanently in the country. They generally settle in the same areas and towns, although there are a few exceptions, notably, foreigners who have moved here for marriage and family. Find out how many expats live in Turkey, and where they decide to make their home. 


The Greek Orthodox Sumela Monastery in Trabzon

The Greek Orthodox Sumela Monastery in Trabzon

From the Macka district of Trabzon in northeast Turkey, an interesting historical story talks about some Greek Orthodox monks and their monastery called Sumela. The man-made landmark is relatively bland in appearance and architecture but gains admiration from its precarious location on the side of a cliff face overlooking the Altindere Valley National Park. Find out why you need to visit Sumela Monastery in Turkey. 


Easy Ways to Learn the Turkish Language

Easy Ways to Learn the Turkish Language

Thousands of expats and repeat holidaymakers to Turkey would like to learn the national language. Being fluent in Turkish bridges the social and cultural gaps but for expats or people in mixed cultural relationships, it also makes daily life much easier when you speak the native tongue. Some people have learned the language without difficulties, but most of our expat customers say it is hard, and they would love to find easy ways to learn Turkish - find out easy ways to learn Turkish here. 


The Historical Importance of Priene Ancient City Ruins

The Historical Importance of Priene Ancient City Ruins

From the east to the west, many ancient city ruins adorn the vast landscape of Turkey. Previously belonging to various empires that have ruled the land over time, their stories now belong in the history books. Some like Ephesus are still a bustle of activity, receiving thousands of visitors every day who are eager to see the excavated and restored landmarks. Others, however, welcome little or no visitors and their historical timelines do not receive the recognition or praise they so rightly deserve. One such example is the ancient city of Priene in the Western Aegean region of Turkey. 


7 Helpful Reasons to Buy Property in Kalkan

7 Helpful Reasons to Buy Property in Kalkan

Gorgeous Kalkan on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey maintains a discreet reputation on the international travel and property scenes. Often overlooked by the neighbouring, characteristic town of Kas, many tourists also flock to the nearby hubs of Fethiye or Antalya instead. Kalkan remains one of the country’s best-kept secrets, and anyone looking for an abundant lifestyle devoid of hustle and bustle, would fare well to look more into the resort - find out why you should buy a property in Kalkan. 


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