Remote workers looking for a taste of two cultures should consider Istanbul. The city physically and culturally bridges the borders between Asia and Europe and has a large range of coliving choices. It is Turkey’s most populous city and prides itself on its good public transport. It sits on a strategic location along the historic Silk Road and has rail networks going to Europe and the Middle East. Istanbul is brimming with historical architecture that tells the story of thriving empires of the past. Even though it is Turkey’s economic center, this city is very much still in touch with its rich and diverse culture. Other than these magnificent structures, Turkey is also filled with retail and lifestyle hubs that have both a historic and modern vibe. This means there are numerous destinations to be seen and visited after a hard working day or night. As for the food, Istanbul is known for its historic seafood spots and Ottoman cuisine. And while taverns are a thing of the past for many cities, you’ll still find many in Istanbul and it just adds to the city’s charm. Along with all these advantages, Istanbul’s low cost of coliving accommodation is what makes it a desirable destination for digital nomads and remote workers looking for a different kind of city life.
Fast facts about Istanbul:
- Istanbul was previously called Byzantium and Constantinople
- Tulips originated in Istanbul
- The city is surrounded by the sea
- It houses the third largest subway in the world, dating back to 1875
- Agatha Christie, a famous British author, wrote the novel “Murder on the Orient Express in Istanbul’s Pera Palas Hotel
With Istanbul’s vibrant culture, multiple exciting tourist spots and the rising coliving scene, it wouldn’t be a surprise if some digital nomads find themselves calling this city their home for short or long-term stays.