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For first time visitors, using money in Turkey may seem like a daunting task. The unfamiliarity of notes, coins, prices and money transactions that are foreign to us, often has even the hard-core travellers worried.

Many tourists enjoy souvenir shopping in Turkey. If you are looking for ideas of what to buy, take delight in knowing you have a huge choice from cheap and cheerful to luxurious and culturally favorite items.

While Turkey’s youngest and brightest architects are redefining the structural design of new, and modern Turkish houses, taking a trip down memory lane to see the earlier architecture of past generations pays homage to bygone eras.

Turkish traditions and culture are an amalgam of many cultures both ancient and newer. The country has a very long traditional history dating back 10,000 years. Here we are going to explore just a few.

Gone are the days of paper maps, getting lost, language barriers and eating in the worst restaurants in town. Apps help to make a trip around Turkey smooth and easy-going, therefore turning it into one of the best trips of your life.

The revival of interest in Bodrum, especially over the last 7 years, sees both Turks and foreigners flocking to the region. They see an area with mass future potential but what is driving this renewed interest and why are people choosing Bodrum as an ideal location for investment?

In 2017, 10.5 million tourists arrived in Antalya, making it the second most visited destination in Turkey after Istanbul. Out of all Turkey’s tourists in 2017, nearly 30% specifically chose Antalya, many of whom were also repeat visitors, having already become die-hard fans previously.

Despite the vast number of restoration projects already undertaken, many more are still ongoing and receive more attention than others because of their iconic status and popularity.

When acclimatizing to the different forms of transport in the Istanbul transit structure it is best to start with just the highlights.

In 2016, China confidently declared 2018 to be the year of Chinese tourism in Turkey. This massive endorsement is just one of many tourism, business and trade projects representing a growing friendship between the two nations

Istanbul has an air about it and even if a person has never been here or has just flown through the airport going to another destination it has a magnetic resonance as a place people know they want to experience.

The relaxed lifestyle of western Turkey easily lures in expats of various nationalities of which some choose to live in Bodrum, a rugged peninsula made up of small coastal resorts and a bustling town.

The Istanbul real estate market is undoubtedly Turkey’s star performer when it comes to attracting investors from all corners of the globe. What exactly is luring domestic and foreign buyers to invest in Istanbul real estate and more importantly, will this trend last? We think so.

When you arrive to live in Turkey full-time, you can fall back on seeing out your 90-day holiday visa before you need to act. But when that finishes, what happens next?

Izmir, Turkey's third biggest city, is probably the nearest you can get to a city with a Western vibe. Many have likened it to Paris or Madrid for its cosmopolitan, liberal atmosphere and living here is becoming an increasingly serious life choice for both Turks and foreign investors.

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