While just returning last week from a wonderful trip to Turkey - my first - and finishing handing out souvenirs and undoing suitcases, I cannot fail to send words of praise for our troop leader, Recep. He made sure that we were well informed of what we were about to see, how long to get there, what to watch out for and added a large dose of humor in the day as we became a tour "family". It was a fantastic Treasures of Turkey Tour. I never imagined the accommodations we stayed in, the dining we enjoyed, the ease that everything happened, and Recep's wit as he got to know us better.
Recep needs to be applauded also in keeping his cool while some of our members wandered to their own tune at almost every stop! And he kept everything in great control and on time, never losing anyone!
He arranged a celebration cake for the friend I was traveling with to celebrate her 50th Birthday at the end of one of our dinners and it was a great surprise for her. He is to be commended for such an outstanding job and it was such an inspiration to my friend and me (we asked a thousand questions a day). We are already talking about the next trip and potentially arranging something private. ...I will be singing the praises to friends who are on the lookout for not only a vacation, but an adventure.
And not to be left out, our driver and Sullyman! While Recep set the tone for information and fun and was highly responsible for our comfort on the sites - these other two gentlemen were instrumental to our safety on the road, on time arrivals, being dropped off at doorsteps and comfort on the bus! Sullyman kept us outfitted with water and mints... Everyone kept an eye on us, helped with luggage (very heavy in my case).
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Awesome tour, outstanding guide, wonderful country. I am so blessed to have been able to be on this trip.
My sincere regards,