Altinkum Property Boom - It's Time to Start Living the Life You've Imagined

Written by Laura Bower - Turquoise Homes

“It’s Time To Start Living The Life You’ve Imagined”

This quotation, attributed torepparttar American author, Henry James, captures perfectlyrepparttar 150543 mood among property buyers in Altinkum, Turkey. James would have been intrigued byrepparttar 150544 excitement rushing through this Aegean resort - an excitement that started in 2002 withrepparttar 150545 change in laws allowing foreign nationals to own property in Turkey in their own names, and now fuelled by intense interest fromrepparttar 150546 British media andrepparttar 150547 experiences of early investors.

Until a few years ago, Altinkum was purely a holiday town. An arc of golden sand running gently down into a turquoise sea, so perfectly clear that inrepparttar 150548 shallows,repparttar 150549 fish skimming around a bather's feet appear to be swimming in glass. A beachfront lined with small bars selling typical Turkish food and international favourites, a small central square with stalls of trinkets for souvenir hunters, and one nightclub summed uprepparttar 150550 total of Altinkum's tourist facilities.

Now property isrepparttar 150551 main industry of Altinkum, andrepparttar 150552 once minor resort in Turkey has become an investor's dream. Specialist magazines like A Place In The Sun and Homes Overseas have featured articles onrepparttar 150553 Altinkum gold rush, andrepparttar 150554 property boom has even caughtrepparttar 150555 attention ofrepparttar 150556 national press and television stations with news stories and TV programmes hailing Turkey asrepparttar 150557 next Spain and Altinkum asrepparttar 150558 new Marbella.

The Altinkum locals have responded in kind, ploughing billions of lira into regeneratingrepparttar 150559 area. The main highway intorepparttar 150560 resort is now a tree-lined boulevard, with flower beds liningrepparttar 150561 pavements. Alongrepparttar 150562 main beach runs a paved promenade studded with palm trees, and a marina and golf course will completerepparttar 150563 transition from dusty town to cosmopolitan resort.

Beautiful Vancouver, City of the Sea & Mountains

Written by Clint Leung

As one flies over Vancouver duringrepparttar decent intorepparttar 150482 Canadian city’s airport,repparttar 150483 surrounding beautiful natural scenery is already noticed with mountains on one side andrepparttar 150484 sea onrepparttar 150485 other. Once insiderepparttar 150486 baggage claim area ofrepparttar 150487 international airport, visitors are greeted with large Pacific Northwest Coast Indian art carvings. This adds torepparttar 150488 overall flavor of nature andrepparttar 150489 environment that makes Vancouver so different from other major cities. When driving along Granville Street towardsrepparttar 150490 city center, one can’t help but notice thatrepparttar 150491 trees and hedges inrepparttar 150492 residential areas are so much larger and taller thanrepparttar 150493 ones we normally see elsewhere. One ofrepparttar 150494 locals claims thatrepparttar 150495 superior growth ofrepparttar 150496 area’s plant life is due torepparttar 150497 huge amount of rainfall. Vancouver is close to bothrepparttar 150498 ocean andrepparttar 150499 mountain range so lots of rain is expected. In fact,repparttar 150500 rain here can actually be a problem as grey skies, especially duringrepparttar 150501 winter months, are one ofrepparttar 150502 few negatives of living in Vancouver. Fortunately, there is very little snowfall withinrepparttar 150503 city so for Vancouverites, it is a trade off of some sort to have to deal with rain rather than shoveling snow during their winters. As for tourists,repparttar 150504 best time to visit Vancouver isrepparttar 150505 least wet season which is duringrepparttar 150506 summer months. I’ve been told by another local that September is one ofrepparttar 150507 best months to visit. Whenrepparttar 150508 sun is shining in Vancouver with bothrepparttar 150509 ocean and mountains asrepparttar 150510 background, it really doesn’t get any better.

Stanley Park onrepparttar 150511 west side of downtown Vancouver isrepparttar 150512 most visited attraction. A drive aroundrepparttar 150513 island will reveal great photo spots of bothrepparttar 150514 city andrepparttar 150515 ocean. Vancouver’s Aquarium is also on site in Stanley Park as well as a magnificent collection of Pacific Northwest Coastal Indian art totem poles. Of course, one can always marvel atrepparttar 150516 tall trees which seem to touchrepparttar 150517 skies here. The Lion’s Gate Suspension Bridge connects Stanley Park with North Vancouver onrepparttar 150518 other side ofrepparttar 150519 harbor. Onrepparttar 150520 north side is Grouse Mountain,repparttar 150521 area’s closest ski resort torepparttar 150522 city that has turned into an all year round attraction. Duringrepparttar 150523 non-winter months, one can takerepparttar 150524 gondola up Grouse mountain for some wonderful hiking and views ofrepparttar 150525 Vancouver skyline. The Capilano Suspension Bridge which visitors walk across to a nice nature area is another must see nearby. One ofrepparttar 150526 cuisine highlights inrepparttar 150527 British Columbia province isrepparttar 150528 salmon and one ofrepparttar 150529 best restaurants to sample it isrepparttar 150530 Salmon House in adjacent West Vancouver. Dinner there withrepparttar 150531 Pacific Northwest Coast Indian art décor and spectacular nighttime views ofrepparttar 150532 city is one ofrepparttar 150533 best ways to finish off a day of sightseeing.

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