Turkey Unlocked

Be in the know before you go! Our new series, “Unlocked” will help you live like a local at your next destination. This month we’re visiting Turkey with the help of our Turkish representative, Mirey. How to say hello Merhaba How to say goodbye İyi günler How to say thank you Teşekkür ederim Currency used Turkish liras (1 € =3 TL) Favorite national foods All kind of fish and meat dishes, vegetable cooked in olive oil and all sort of mezzez (small dishes served with Rakı, local spirit)….

mirey-in-bali

Mirey is our representative in Turkey. She lives in the magical city of Istanbul and has done 20 exchanges so far since joining the HomeExchange community in 2007. Usually, she travels with one or two friends…and so she did last month, when she exchanged her home to go on a 2-week adventure to Kenya. Read all about her trip, then take a look at her can’t-miss tips for visiting her home city of Istanbul. A home exchange adventure in Africa Mirey went to Tanzania last year and she…

top 10

Did you resolve to be more adventurous in 2014? We’ve put together our top ten excursions to help you get a head start.