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?


Kalkan and Gocek: Upmarket Riviera Living

Kalkan and Gocek: Upmarket Riviera Living

Much unlike its counterpart in France, the Turkish Riviera is a blend of budget and luxurious lifestyles. Places like Kalkan and Gocek offer some of the most spectacular scenery and lifestyle for those looking for a taste of Turkish charm. This blog takes a look at upmarket living in Kalkan and Gocek and why you need to add these two destinations to your list of places to visit in Turkey. 



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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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. 


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.


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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The Delicious Culinary Scene of Istanbul

The Delicious Culinary Scene of Istanbul

Dining out in Istanbul is an appetising journey through some of the best cuisines of the world. It's diverse multicultural population ensures a host of international food ranging from A la carte delicacies to tasty street snacks. Travellers looking for cheap meals are just as delighted as the tourists who prefer to dine in prestigious restaurants - have a look at the mouth-watering culinary scene of Istanbul. 


6 Ideal Destinations for First-Time Visitors to Turkey

6 Ideal Destinations for First-Time Visitors to Turkey

Covering more than 783,000 square kilometres, Turkey is officially the 37th largest country in the world. Naturally, there is a huge range of picturesque destinations and holiday spots for those thinking of travelling to Turkey to choose from. From sandy beaches, the cosmopolitan cities, to historical sites, here are six wonderful destinations for those travelling to Turkey for the first time to visit.


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