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What is Turkish Bath: Hammam, Rituals and Benefits

What is Turkish Bath: Hammam, Rituals and Benefits

The tradition of the Turkish bath extends far back, to a time before Turks had reached Anatolia. When the Turks arrived in Anatolia, they brought with them one bathing tradition, and were confronted with another, that of Romans and Byzantines, with certain local variants. The traditions merged, and with the addition of the Moslem concern for cleanliness and its concomitant respect for the uses of water, there arose an entirely new concept, that of the Turkish Bath. In time it became an institution, with its system of ineradicable customs.

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Dental treatment and dental implants in Turkey

In recent years, Turkey has been among the first on the list of countries that come up with the term "health tourism". Last but not least, this also applies to dental treatment in Turkey. A large part of the clinics in Turkey are experts in many areas of medicine and have a good technical level and highly qualified staff. Many people from all over the world choose Turkey to find a solution to their health problems. In addition to the low price, dental treatment and dental implants in Turkey are in demand because they offer thousands of tourists the...

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How to stay online in Turkey?

Everything about the internet in Turkey

  • Internet speed,

  • Buying Turkish SIM cards,

  • roaming charges,

  • Alternatives to Turkish SIM cards,

  • Internet blocking

  • Frequently asked questions.

 1. How much does roaming cost in Turkey?

About roaming in Türkiye

Roaming is not an option in Turkey because the country is not part of the EU.

Depending on your provider, one minute can cost more than one euro, and a few MB of data can quickly add up to a few euros.

Your mobile phone provider will send you an SMS with the roaming conditions after your arrival in Turkey.

 2. Is the internet fast in Turkey?

Internet Speed in Turkey
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Where can I best buy leather goods in Turkey?

Leather is a natural, soft, durable and indissoluble material. Pores on leather help the air and water circulation and thus it can “breathe” by absorbing moisture and then discharging it. Leather is also flexible to a certain degree.

Leather consists of 50.2% carbon, 25.4% oxygen, 17.8% nitrogen, 4.6% hydrogen and 2% sulfur. Leather is a very healthy material owing to its ability to “breathe”. It doesn’t wear out or get torn easily. It can adopt the shape of the body thanks to its flexible nature and prevents sweating thanks to its porous structure. It never goes out of style since it...

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Buying Turkish carpets: how to get the perfect rug

Buying Turkish carpets: how to get the perfect rug

If you’re reading this, chances are you have an eye on a Turkish carpet. However, the process of buying them is no easy task. But don’t worry. Following our easy steps will help you get precisely the unique item you’re seeking.

Step 1: Commit to handmade

For centuries, carpets have been created as valuable pieces of decoration for the homes of the nomadic Turks. There are two main types. First, there is a kilim (a flat-woven carpet), the oldest of which is thought to have emerged in Çatalhöyük in 7000 BC, located in the...

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Where and How You Can Buy Jewelry in Turkey

In this blog, we mentioned Turkish jewelry and where you can buy them in Turkey.

Turkish Jewelry

Turkish Jewelry is one of the styles at Jewelry World. This style is legitimately called “Turkish Jewelry”. In this substance, we will educate you about history, culture and all insights regarding Turkish Jewelry. 

The Turkish Jewelry word implies gems that are made in Turkey by Turkish Jewelry Masters with great adornments planning techniques. Because of the size of the market and focus of adornments world in Istanbul Grand Bazaar, you can likewise discover production line made gems in Turkey. In any case, this style is known...

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Excursions in Turkey - Discover the unknown side of Turkey

Turkey, a Country as Colorful as its Carpets

Welcome to the fascinating and colorful world of Turkey, a land rich in cultural diversity, breathtaking landscapes, and historical treasures. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the historic ruins of Ephesus, from the relaxed shores of Antalya to the enchanting landscapes of Cappadocia – Turkey offers an unparalleled range of travel experiences for every taste. Whether you're tracing the footsteps of history, letting adventure guide you, or simply relaxing in nature, Turkey opens its doors to a world full of discoveries.

Turkish culture as colorful as a Kilim
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Buying glasses in Turkey, a good idea

Buying glasses in Turkey, a good idea ?

A chic, fashionable pair of glasses for the price of a dinner - this is not an unfair temptation or a bargain trap. In Turkey you can really save money when you buy glasses. We tell you where most opticians are and what you need to consider when buying glasses.

Modern glasses at a great price

First of all about the price, the statement made at the beginning is not fictional. We recently paid more for a couple meal at home than we did for glasses in Turkey and we weren't in a fancy...

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Are you crazy? Are you getting a tattoo in Turkey

"Are you crazy? Are you getting a tattoo in Turkey? Are you sure that's a good idea? Do the tattoo artists even know what hygiene is? I've heard that they often use toxic colors. And anyway: You should think about a tattoo like that, it shouldn't be a holiday souvenir!"

The reactions to your tattoo plans can often turn out to be something similar. And you can even understand them, at least in part: Usually, you don't think it's a particularly clever idea to let a few asterisks be stuck on your shoulder on vacation, blessed with the sun and...

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Why Visiting a Turkish Barber Should Become a Habit?

Why Visiting a Turkish Barber Should Become a Habit?

When someone is on vacation in Turkey or has business there, they often visit a Turkish barber. But why is that? And what makes a visit to a barber in Turkey so worthwhile? We have compiled some reasons that clearly explain this.

When someone is on vacation in Turkey or has business there, they often visit a Turkish barber. But why is that? And what makes a visit to a barber in Turkey so worthwhile? We have compiled some reasons that clearly explain this.

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Big Sale today, all for free-Shopping in Turkey

Big Sale today, all for free-Shopping in Turkey

Clothing and souvenirs are among the best-selling souvenirs from Turkey. You too want to buy something, but don't know how and where.

Spontaneously make your way to the shopping mile, where the shops line up side by side. Countless retailers offer everything from underwear to shoes to sweaters. Accessories such as handbags, purses or backpacks can also be found in abundance. The selection is huge.

If you intend to go for a quiet window shopping in the shopping street, then you are wrong. Because in front of every shop there is a seller who will...

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Are you looking for a good restaurant in Turkey?

Are you traveling in a foreign country as a tourist and also want to eat the dishes that the locals also eat?

Basic requirements of every tourist are cleanliness, tasty cuisine, friendly service and reasonable price.

But where and how can you find these restaurants that meet your requirements?

That is the crucial question. Anyone who goes on their own search knows how difficult it can sometimes be to find the right restaurant.

The most frequently used method is to search for the nearest and most recommended restaurant with the desired cuisine using a smartphone in the search engines. Here they are showered...

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Withdrawing money from ATMs in Turkey | How to avoid high fees at ATMs in Turkey

How to Choose the Right ATM for Money Withdrawals in Turkey as a Foreign Visitor

Managing finances while traveling is crucial to ensure a smooth experience. Running into money issues can significantly impact your trip. Therefore, we've compiled essential information to help you withdraw money safely in Turkey, allowing you to access your funds efficiently during your stay.

Here are some key insights:

Selecting the Ideal Bank for Foreigners to Withdraw Money in Turkey

Selecting the Ideal Bank for Foreigners to Withdraw Money in Turkey

Given the abundance of banks in Turkey, choosing the right one as a...

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Is it worth buying a house in Turkey ?
And if yes, why?

In the past 15 years, the Turkish real estate market has developed enormously, in which foreign buyers have also played and continue to play a significant role.

We have listed below why the interest of many foreign buyers in real estate in Turkey has increased.

10 good reasons to buy real estate in Turkey

1. Strong economy and affordable real estate prices:

Did you know that buying a property in London is almost eight times more expensive than in Istanbul? The farther you are from Turkey's most vibrant cosmopolitan city, the cheaper the prices become. Real estate prices in Antalya,...

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Finally being allowed to smoke everywhere like a Turk

Finally being allowed to smoke everywhere like a Turk

I derived this headline from the Italian saying "Smoking like a Turk" that dates back to the 17th century.

From a time when the Ottoman Empire was ruled by Sultan Murad IV. Sultan Murad IV was a ruler who strictly prohibited smoking and drinking coffee. He considered them dangerous drugs and outlawed their use under penalty of death. He was a much hated ruler.

When he died, smoking and coffee were resumed in large numbers by the population.

News of this spread throughout the Italian peninsula, which at the time had intense exchanges and trade...

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The Best Shopping Malls, Bazaars, Markets & Streets in Istanbul

Shopping and Eating in Istanbul: The Best Shopping Malls, Bazaars, Markets & Streets in Istanbul

As of today, Turkey has been considered a shopper's paradise for centuries. Even though the form of shopping facilities and shopping opportunities has changed outwardly nowadays, it has not lost any of its splendor and importance.

Shopping in Istanbul:

Malls in Istanbul are the most popular shopping alternatives and the best meeting places and entertainment areas for both domestic and foreign visitors.

Istanbul is home to more than 200 modern shopping malls, some of which are really huge and some are even among the best malls in the world.

So,...

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How to find the best street food restaurants in Istanbul and Antalya?

Are you looking for the best street food restaurants in Istanbul or Antalya?

Are you traveling in a foreign country and want to eat the street food that the locals eat?

It goes without saying that the basic requirements of everyone are cleanliness, tasty cuisine, friendly service and reasonable prices. But where and how do I find these street food restaurants that meet your requirements?

That is the crucial question. Anyone who goes on their own search knows how difficult it can sometimes be to find the right fast food restaurant.

The most common method is to use your smartphone to search the search...

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How to buy a property in Turkey

How to buy a property in Turkey and tips on buying a house in Turkey 

In order to facilitate the purchase of Turkish real estate by foreigners, in May 2012, amendments were made to the land law (number 2644, article 35), according to which, Turkey abolished the so-called "principle of reciprocity", according to which only citizens of those countries that could buy local property could provide similar opportunities to the Turks. Restrictions have been lifted for citizens of 129 countries, and now citizens of 183 countries around the world can purchase property in Turkey.

Foreigner can purchase real estate in Turkey and...

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Preventive check-up and medical treatment in Turkey

Preventive check-up and medical treatment in Turkey

Turkey is now one of the world's leading and authoritative destinations for medical tourism. In addition to high-quality facilities and internationally accredited, certified doctors and hospitals, Turkey offers a world-class accommodation and travel experience.

As Turkey gradually became a major destination for medical tourism, friends and acquaintances from abroad began to ask me which doctor or hospital I could recommend for them, or if I could put together multi-day vacation packages with any medical treatments. As an industry expert and professional tourism expert, I felt compelled to act and therefore began to research medical tourism...

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Best dental treatment and dental clinics in Istanbul

Istanbul has become one of the top dental tourism destinations in the world for several reasons.

First, Istanbul is home to a high density of qualified and experienced dentists, most of whom are educated at top universities in Turkey, Europe and the United States. So you can be assured of receiving quality care from professionals who are familiar with the latest techniques and technology.

Combine dental treatments with tours and other activities

Istanbul is a beautiful and fascinating city with a rich history and many opportunities for sightseeing and cultural experiences. In addition to dental treatment, here you can visit attractions such...

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Why should I choose hair transplantation in Turkey?

Hair transplant in Turkey

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Are you tired of struggling with hair loss or thinning hair? Are you considering a hair transplant but don't know where to go? Then Turkey, the world's leading country for hair transplants, is the place for you. Turkey not only offers world-class medical facilities and experienced professionals, but also a beautiful setting for your recovery. Read on to learn more about why Turkey should be your destination of choice for all your beauty care needs.

Why should you choose a hair transplant in Turkey?

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Property Prices in Turkey by Region

Property prices in Antalya

The prices of houses for sale in Antalya increased by 117.79% in the last year. The average price of houses for sale with the same properties is 130,742 Euro. The average house size for sale is 123 square metres.

Average return on investment in Antalya is 18 Years

The average price per square metre of houses for sale in Antalya is 1063 Euro. The return, i.e. amortisation periods of houses for sale with the same features are around 18 years.

Districts with the Highest Increase in Property prices in Antalya

Looking at the averages, Gazipasa, Manavgat, Finike, Kumluca, Korkuteli, Manavgat,...

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How and where can I book the cheapest airport transfer?

Do you have to be rich to book a private airport transfer?
No, you don't have to be rich to book a private airport transfer.
Private airport transfers to and from Alanya, Side, Belek, Antalya, Lara, Kemer and Istanbul are now affordable for every budget. And there are so many providers on the market that it could be dizzying.

Most people who travel by air only focus on the flight and do not think about how to get from their destination airport to their hotel/accommodation. Although there are many options for transport from the airport, nothing compares to the comfort and convenience of...

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Online check-in made easy: Tips & frequently asked questions

Learn how online check-in works, discover all the benefits of online check-in, and find answers to the most common questions from travelers. Our vacation advisors have even created a video explaining the web check-in in detail. With our tips and tricks, you will become a flight expert and can check in quickly and securely online from now on.

The most important things about online check-in and what you should consider: Not much time to read? Then jump to the topics that interest you:

  • What is an online check-in – definition
  • Advantages and disadvantages of online check-in
  • How does online...

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Are you crazy, you want to rent a car in Turkey?

Not at all, because driving in Turkey is essentially similar to driving at home, as the traffic rules are largely the same. The main difference is that these rules are often less strictly observed in Turkey. This can make driving a bit of an adventure. But don’t worry, it’s usually not as bad as it initially seems. Once you get used to the Turkish mentality on the road, you’ll find that everything runs smoothly.

To put all concerns to rest, we’ve created a guide for those who want to rent a car in Turkey.

 
Renting a car in Turkey offers numerous advantages...

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Are you crazy? You want to go on vacation in Turkey to get medical treatment?

"Are you crazy? You want to go on vacation in Turkey to get medical treatment?" That's how the mother of a good friend of mine reacted when he decided to get his teeth done during his vacation in Turkey. 

It might sound unusual at first, but going on vacation in Turkey to get medical treatment is actually a very good idea. Here you will find out why it is worthwhile to get medical treatment during your vacation in Turkey and why dental treatments, nose surgeries, hair transplants, and also preventive examinations, health checks, and general treatments in Turkey are a smart...

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