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How to ward off mosquitoes in Turkey

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Is your summer in Turkey buzzing for all the wrong reasons? Are your glorious sundown drinks and evening BBQs spoiled by tiny unwanted guests that leave you itching for the remainder of the night? Here are a few traditional (and not so traditional) ideas that may help you rid yourself, ... Read More »

Cost of alcohol in Turkey rising following recent tax hike.

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Alcohol prices are on the rise in Turkey following a 7.8 percent increase in special consumption tax announced this week. According to the Hurriyet yesterday, this tax rise will go into effect immediately. This means the average increase on a 70cc bottle of the Turkish national drink Raki, will be ... Read More »

Valentines Day in Turkey & top destinations to spend it.

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Valentines Day in Turkey and romantic destinations to spend it. Valentine’s Day in Turkey, or ‘Lovers Day’ (Sevgililer Günü) as it is known, is not a day traditionally celebrated. The concept has only really taken hold over the last twenty years. Walk through the malls or high streets in Istanbul, ... Read More »

Turkey Tourism 2017 – Can we expect a better year?

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Turkey Tourism 2017 – can we expect a better year? There is no denying 2016 was a struggle for tourism and many other industries in Turkey. The normal presence of Russians was all but non-existent. A spate of bombings and an attempted military coup really didn’t sit well with holidaymakers ... Read More »

New Year Traditions in Turkey

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New Year Traditions in Turkey New Years Day is the only Turkish public holiday that isn’t a religious or national celebration. Turkey, as an Islamic country, doesn’t celebrate Christmas. But head into the likes of Migros or Tansas (supermarkets) and you would be forgiven for thinking they do. Here you ... Read More »

A look at the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Turkey

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Turkey has a phenomenal history. Few realise just how important the country has been throughout time. It’s easy to stumble across a historical ruin whilst out and about on holiday, or head off on a day trip to Ephesus or a tour of Istanbul whilst enjoying your break away. But ... Read More »

Your guide to beaches around Fethiye

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The Fethiye area is perhaps best known as home to the ‘Blue Lagoon’. The pale bank of sand spanning into vibrant shades of light turquoise and azure blue in Fethiye’s Oludeniz has enticed holidaymakers to Turkey for years. But Fethiye has far more to offer the beach lover.  From crowded ... Read More »

How to find cheap flights to Turkey

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With the season here in Turkey now underway we thought we would take a look at ways you can bag yourselves cheap flights to Turkey. Most of us have been there. You find a bargain flight online, head off to check dates with the family only to return and log ... Read More »

Traditional gifts from Turkey

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Santa's less than two weeks away so chances are, if you celebrate Christmas, you're on the hunt for gifts. Here's a few traditional gifts from Turkey that would be great gracing any festive stocking... Read More »

Important! Know the symptoms of dehydration, heat exhaustion & heatstroke.

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Most of us that visit Turkey regularly, or with a property in Turkey, have suffered dehydration and possibly heat exhaustion at some point.  But do you know the symptoms and treatment of the heat related illnesses our wonderfully hot Turkish summers can impose? Do you know the difference between having ... Read More »

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