INSIGHT TRAVEL TURKEY – CLIENT REVIEWS 2005

Robert W. -Indiana

4 January 2005

Dear Rina and Suleyman,
Thank you so much for all your help in planning and making our trip to Istanbul pleasurable. Rina, Thanks for all your help in planning the hotel, pick ups etc.--it made the trip free of worry. Suleyman, Thanks for all your insights and tidbits on our tour on Tues. We will recommend you to anyone going to Turkey and will probably be back so will have you help us again in the future.

Thank you again!
Bob

Fern S.- Florida

6 January 2005

Hello Rina,

Greetings from the USA. I hope you remember me for I purchased 2 of your tours last year in October. I haven't had a chance to to write to you saying I enjoyed both tours until now. I must say that your tours are different...case in point, the Blachernae Palace and dungeon. I'm almost positive that no tourists on other packages go to the dungeon.

I would like you to keep me on your mailing list. I am definitely going back to Turkey again and when I do, I am going to Bodrum and Antalya next. I would love to go back this year but I have already booked Italy and the Cayman Islands. So, in 2006 for sure!! Would you recommend going to Bodrum and Antalya in May or September?

Thank you for your time and let's keep in touch. From sunny Florida, bye for now.

Fern S

W. Dubreuil -France

14 January 2005

Gretings from France!
Thank you very much.. we enjoyed our evening and would recommend this Turkish night to others.... (Istanbulin)

Best regards, W. Dureuil

Mark N. – Bilgi University, Istanbul

25 January, 2005

Thanks Rina,
The trip was very nice and we have loads of great pictures. This is the third trip we've taken while here in Istanbul and you are the first to send a follow-up note. Nice touch!I hope you enjoyed your Bayram as well.

Mark

Jay J. – US Embassy, Ankara

25 January 2005

Dear Rina and Suleyman,

I want to thank you for the wonderfully planned trip. It was the most fun I have had in some time. We looked at some of our pics and they look great (thanks to Suleyman for all the great scenic areas). I will be sure to send some to you as soon as I get them organized.

I will let you know what my plans are as soon as my friends confirm their arrival here in February. Even though I've seen some of Istanbul already, I wouldn't mind doing it again. When I have the plans confirmed as far as the dates and number of people, could you please help me coordinate a weekend trip there? I do have the information from the e-mails you previously sent me but I wanted to make sure you knew that we would probably see if we could get at least one or two days of guided touring.

Thank you again for everything. I will be sure to recommend you to all my friends and colleagues.

Best regards, Jay

Lawrence L. – Ontario, Canada

28 February, 2005

Hi Rina,
Many thanks to both you and Suleyman for arranging it, I truly appreciated. I
did not have to take a taxi when I got here, the hotel sent pick-up. I'll look forward to returning to Istanbul one day, and if I have any friends on my way over I'll be sure to refer them on to you.

Best wishes,
Lawrence L.

Mark Ratay

4 March, 2005

Vice President
Travel 'N' Tours, Inc.
5160 Tchulahoma Road -Southaven, MS

Reference:
Last year when planning an inspection trip of Istanbul, I came across Rina's web site on the Internet. My business partner and I wanted a private tour of Istanbul and its environs, and the Insight Travel web site seemed to offer what we were looking for in the way of a tour. I contacted Rina and explained what we wanted, and she replied promptly with a tour proposal and quote that we found very acceptable.

As it turned out, the private tour was conducted by her husband, Suleyman, who was extremely excellent as both a guide and a person. The tour was conducted in a late model car with a wonderful, safe, and courteous driver. We were very pleased and impressed with the tour, and as previously arranged we ended the tour at the offices of Insight Travel where we held a meeting with Rina and Suleyman to discuss how we might work together in promoting tourism to Turkey.

Since that meeting many months ago, Rina and Suleyman have developed a unique Christian itinerary through western Turkey that we are promoting to our data base of more than 700 churches and clubs. We are a small, custom tour operator, and we enjoy working with other smaller operators who provide us with personal attention. Based on this new itinerary, we created a multi-page color brochure, which is being mailed to our data base, and our web designer is incorporating the tour into our web site. Throughout this entire process, Rina and Suleyman have demonstrated to us that they are prompt, professional, and very competent at what they do. And since Rina is an expatriate American, there does not seem to be the language or cultural "confusion" that sometimes occurs when dealing with foreign operators.

Personally, I have no concern about making deposits with Insight Travel. We will do so whenever we have a group tour to Turkey, and while there are no "guarantees," I feel confident that Rina and Suleyman and their staff will deliver as they have promised. Their offices are located in a Sultan's mansion that they restored in the historical Sultanahmet neighborhood just a short distance from The Blue Mosque.

Should you have the opportunity to use the services of Insight Travel, I don't think you will be disappointed. If there is any other information I can share with you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Mark Ratay

Teona K. – Almaty, Kazakhstan

15 March, 2005

Dear Rina,
So glad to hear from you.
Thanks a lot for your concern, of course, I have enjoyed my trip very much.
Hope, we meet again.

Best
Teona

Bill A.-New York

March 23, 2005

Jerry-
We've done considerable traveling in our lives and our trip to Turkey was the best of all!

Rina was extraordinary in her dealings with us. When we first thought about a trip, we e-mailed several travel agencies in Turkey inquiring about itineraries. Most responded with suggestions and pricing but Insight (Rina) wrote that before she could consider making recommendations, she wanted to know more about our family and our interests. That sold us, and from then until the day we returned to the U.S., both the communications and all the arrangements could not have been more perfect. The guide, the driver, the hotels and guest houses, the selection of places to eat, the things we saw, the options we were offered, the flexibility of the guide made this a trip of a lifetime. We got to see places and do things, several on the spur of the moment, that were truly unique and our every desire or suggestion was
accommodated. I can't say enough about Insight Travel and if you book with them, I think you will have a marvelous time.

By the way, you might want to consider using Insight for more than one day in Istanbul. We used them for our whole trip including two days in Istanbul and one on our own there.

Bill A.

Jerzy and Lidia G.

March 31, 2005

Hi
I am still in Europe but the trip in Turkey was excellent. All hotels were very good. It took me longer to drive than I thought but quicker than you thought. Overall we were very happy, Thank you

Jerzy and Lidia

Rachel P. and Ricardo R.

March 31, 2005

Dear Rina and Suleyman,
Thank you for your message. We were just about to write to you to let you know what a fabulous time we had in Turkey. Overall, the trip was among the best holidays that we have had. Our time in Istanbul was fascinating and we were very happy with our accommodations. Your recommendations of places to visit in the city and Suleyman's tour were excellent and we learned a great deal. We both loved Cappadocia and all of the places that we were able to visit there. It was unlike anywhere either of us have ever been before. Exploring all of the cave settlements was astounding! The hotel there was also a unique experience and fabulous. We also thoroughly enjoyed our time in Antalya and the surrounding regions. The environment provided a very nice contrast from Cappadocia and gave us a real feel of the diversity of Turkey. The hotel there was gorgeous. We were glad to be traveling during the low tourist season while in Antalya as some of the sites were already filling up with crowds! All of the days trips from Antalya were great!

We were very happy with both Kunt and Yasar. They were both incredibly accommodating, professional and friendly and we enjoyed their company very much. Kunt was very informative about the local environment, culture and history and we learned a great deal from him. He made terrific suggestions about places to visit, eat and rest and through him we felt that we saw a great deal of the history and local culture of Turkey. We would recommend both Kunt and Yasar highly to anyone seeking a guide and driver.

Overall, our experience in Turkey and with Insight Travel was wonderful. We definitely hope to visit Turkey again one day.

All the Best!

Sincerely,
Rachel P. and Ricardo R.

Allyson & Tim V.

April 3, 2005

Hello Rina,
We were thrilled with the level of service and organization of our tour. Everything worked perfectly. We were especially happy with the tour's flexibility that allowed us to make the last minute changes to our itinerary. Both our our guides, Mehmet in Istanbul, then Mete from Ankara on, were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and fun to be with. They really made the tour enjoyable.

We have recommended your tour agency to several of our friends and we will definitely contact you again if and when we decide to travel back to Turkey. Thank you for all of your help with our tour.

Sincerely,
Allyson & Tim V.

Nick F.

April 4, 2005

Rina
Thanks for the e-mail. I enjoyed the tour you arranged for me, it certainly met my expectations. I also enjoyed the rest of my stay in Istanbul. Should I visit again I will be in touch, and I would also be happy to pass on details of your company should I hear of others visiting looking for similar services.

Regards,
Nick F.

Robert G.

April 4, 2005

Both Suleyman and the driver were great and very nice to be with on tour. Please give our regards to Suleyman. We of course will recommend your company to anyone we think would be interested in your services. Thank you once again for your help.

Robert G.

Mike and Debbie B.

April 5, 2005

Rina,
We had a wonderful time in both places. We will definitely contact you when we arrange our next trip to Turkey and will certainly recommend you to our friends here in Doha. Thanks again for setting up a wonderful visit.

Kind regards
Mike and Debbie B.
American School of Doha

John T. – Doha, Qatar

April 5, 2005

I was planning to write you even before I returned to Doha and found this message. The trip to Cappadocia and our guide and hotel were wonderful. Mike and I both commented that we wished we had a travel agent as thorough as you here in Qatar (but, alas, no). Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation!

Sincerely,
jt

Vikki J.

April 5, 2005

Rina,
Cok tesekkur ederim. We did enjoy the show (Whirling Dervishes) and also our stay in Turkey. A brilliant experience in a fabulous country. We shall return I am sure, so until another day, thank you.

Best Wishes,
Vikki J.

Sally M.

April 6, 2005

We enjoyed meeting you, Rina. Thanks for arranging our dinner at Fener--it was a superb meal.

The Gamarisu hotel is wonderful--both accommodation and food. Antalya hotel had a nice sea view and a lovely little courtyard, and the views from Arcadia were, as you know, sensational--our room was 6th floor and we looked out on Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque. All in all, we had a splendid time and appreciated very much your arrangements. We have very wonderful memories--meeting interesting people on the buses, exploring on our own in Konya and Antalya, seeing the sights of Cappadocia and of Ephesus and Pergamon. And, of course, Istanbul, in which we had too little time but which we enjoyed enormously. Our thanks to you and to Suleyman for his great introductory tour.

Best, Sally M.
Cornell University

Rose I.

April 18, 2005

Thank you very much for all your help which was most generous with time and information. We liked the Metropol.

Matt H. – Kabul

April 29, 2005

Hi Rina,
Sorry for the slow response-have been catching up since back in Kabul. The tour was perfect. The guide very good and she went out of her way to
teach us about Turkish culture and history. Thanks once again for the
prompt and efficient organizing. I hated to leave Turkey - what a beautiful
place.

Thanks again - am recommending the same tour to all of my friends.

Matt

Sylvia W. – Germany

May 4, 2005

Dear Rina,
We are back from Turkey and I would like to thank you very much once again for the good organization of our trip. It was a wonderful journey and we remember with pleasure the nice days. Next year we will return with a greater group and it would be nice to cooperate once again.

So far all the best for you and your husband.

Sincerely yours
Sylvia W.

Tami S. – Israel

May 6, 2005
Itinerary: Eastern Turkey Tour

Hi Rina,
I want to thank you for the wonderful trip we had in Eastern Turkey.
Everything (almost) went smoothly, the guide was very good and survive bravely all my questions (and there were many), the car was very comfortable, the driver a real jewel (send him our love) and Evan became a very good friend.

We will be glad to call you again before our next visit to Turkey, and to recommend your agency to our friends. Bottom Line-We had a great time.

Thanks again
Tami

Gabriel O.

May 9, 2005

Hello Rina,
I was going to thank you as well for the kind and thorough service that worked without a hitch - but you beat me to it. Antalya/Kemer is a beautiful part of the world. I'll look forward to exploring other parts of Turkey in the future.
Best regards,
Gabriel

Evan B.

May 11, 2005

Hi Rina,

I have really been enjoying my trip. Such contrasts between the East and this area. The pace at the beginning was busy but interesting - am appreciating a bit slower pace now (as you knew I would!)

Ömer and Mustafa were excellent. Ömer handled us very well and Mustafa was an excellent driver in addition to speaking some English. Also, I loved the Garamisu Hotel and the people there were so nice.

Thanks again,
Evan

Christine & Barbara Z. – Calgary, Alberta

May 16, 2005

HI Rina,
We just got home late Friday night. What a fantastic trip. We very much enjoyed Turkey, and will be recommending it to our friends. Thank you for arranging such a great tour for us. Please stay in touch and let us know if you are ever in Canada. It is our pleasure to recommend to our friends and family.

Thanks Rina,
Christine and Barbara :)

Larry Z.

May 17, 2005

Rina,
Both tours went very well, and we enjoyed both Suleyman, and Tunc. They both did a great job. You also did a great job of responding promptly to our needs. I will certainly recommend your services to any of my friends who may be interested.
Thanks!

Larry Z.

Gail S. – Doha

May 18, 2005

Rina
Thank you so much for the wonderful trip you arranged for us in Cappadocia. It was fantastic...everything from the hotel, the tours the guide and the food. Thank you so much. I have just recommended you to our friends who will be coming to Turkey this summer. I'm sure they will be in contact with you.

Gail S.

Babette R.

May 26, 2005

Hi Rina,
Just wanted to say thanks again for *all* your help with Brian and Ben's trip. We really, really couldn't have done it without you and we do appreciate it so much. A month after being home, Ben is still talking about it and still referring to it. It was a marvelous experience and such a great way for him and Dad to be together.

I hope it will be OK for me to pass on info about your tours to others, especially other homeschoolers. I think folks would be very interested to know what a great place Turkey is and that they could have a terrific team like yours to help them plan a wonderful trip.

Take care,
Babette R

Stuart C.

June 2, 2005

Dear Rina,
Just to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Turkey. The Hillside Su was very funky and the service was very good and the suites were ideal for us. The pick up's from the airport and the hotel were on time. Many thanks for your help and if we come back to Turkey I will get in touch to book through you.

Kind regards
Stuart C.

Steve B. & Pam F.

June 3, 2005
Itinerary: Best of the Aegean & Mediterranean

Dear Rina and Suleyman,
Thank you for all the effort it took to plan and organize our just-completed tour. We very much enjoyed Turkey. We visited, ate at and stayed in many places which would not have been thought of by any other company. It was a fascinating trip, we got a great deal out of it, and our travel companions were the best. You and Suleyman do an excellent job.

Best wishes for a successful summer.
Steve and Pam

Bruce B.

June 6, 2005

Hi Rina,
We just want to say thanks again for you help while we were in Turkiye. Staying at the Angora House was probably the highlight of the trip (re hotels). Hope that you are having a good tourist year and we hope to visit with you again.

Thanks
Bruce B.

Mark W.

June 6, 2005

Rina,
I just wanted to write and say how good the hotels were that you arranged for us. The group was exceptionally pleased. In fact, one of the people traveling with me also brings larger tour groups and I have given him your information. He was so impressed that he wants to contact you also. Thank you again. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Mark W.

Sue & Jim S.

June 7, 2005

We are home today and want to thank you for a job very well done. Tunc did a great job and even had a van and driver and Bilge was equally wonderful. We loved Turkey and the people, even the carpet salesmen. We would recommend you and the country to anyone. Please use us as a reference and keep using the Daphne. Great choice!

Thanks again.
Sue & Jim S.

Dixiana & Steven B. – New York

June 9, 2005

Hi Rina,
I just wanted to say thank you. We had a wonderful trip to Turkey. Thank you for all the assistance.

Dixiana and Steven B.

Elize P. – South Africa

June 10, 2005

Hi Rina,
We had a wonderful time. I have kept your details in my file, so that when I start planning my trip to Anatolia next year I can contact you.

Thank you
Elize

Glenda B. – UK

June 13, 2005

Rina,
Thank you for organising this. Everything went smoothly and I had a lovely time there.

Kind regards,
Glenda

Shabnam K.

June 17, 2005

Hi Rina,
My parents has an amazing time in Istanbul. The hotel was perfect and they really enjoyed the tours with Suleyman. I will certainly recommend your company to others who are thinking of doing something similar.

All the best,
Shabnam

Jack & Heather T.

June 21, 2005

Hello Rina,
We had a fab time...the Turkish Bath was great and our stay in Turkey exceptional...we saw so much. I would love to come back again sometime...thank-you for everything.

Jack and Heather

John & Jenny R.

June 21, 2005

Dear Rina
We are home now and back to the real world. Thank you for the great tour, we will let our friends know about your wonderful service and the spectacular country you live in. The only change I would make is to see some of the natural beauty of your country, maybe next time!!!

Let me know if you need an endorsement of your service and product.

Thanks again.
John & Jenny R. (On behalf of the group)

Beatrice C. – Hong Kong

June 21, 2005

Hi Rina,
Just writing to say that we had a fantastic time in Turkey and Yasar our driver was fantastic! Thank you for the arrangements and for arranging for Yasar to drive us. He was great, and on many occasions did much more for us than what a tour guide would even have done. We have already recommended your agency to some people (we met them in Gamirasu Hotel and they liked the arrangements you made for our group), and will recommend to others who are planning a trip to that part of the world. The hotels you put us up in were good and we especially liked Gamirasu.

Once again, thank you, and best wishes to both yourself and Suleyman. Do send him our regards and tell him we said "thank you" for meeting us at the airport, and for re-arranging Moy's and my flight back to Istanbul last Saturday.

Kind regards and best wishes for the future,
Beatrice

Susan B.

June 22, 2005

Rina;
I wanted to thank you for the great job you did for Cristina and I . The arrangements were great, the pickups were are time , hotels were ok. We shall tell and gave your information out to whoever we know that is going to Turkey.

Thank you again
Susan

Jerry O.

June 23, 2005

Dear Rina:
Thanks for the email, our trip was just great and your staff did a wonderful job and we had a great time in Istanbul. The whole trip was wonderful, cruise and Athens. When we think of Turkey we will think of you.

Warm Regards,
Jerry O.

Nika & Boris K.

June 26, 2005

Hi Rina and Suleyman,
My wife and I would like to thank you for 2 great day tours of Istanbul. We were lucky to have Suleyman as our guide. It is highly unlikely that we would have seen and learned so much without your help. Best of luck to both of you. Please, if you ever need a recommendation, we would love to provide one.

Thank you very much,
Nika and Boris

Lauren R.

June 28, 2005

We had a wonderful time. We will definitely recommend you to friends in the future. Thank you so much for a great experience.

Lauren R.

Karina G.

July 3, 2005

Hi,
I traveled with you guys last month, and I just wanted to say thanks. I really loved everything and everybody. You guys rock!

Cheers
Karina G.

Roya B.

July 11, 2005

Dear Rina,
Pasha and I would like to thank you for suggesting Marina Vista Hotel to us and taking care of our reservations. We had a wonderful time and will never forget our great memories of Bodrum. Look forward to visiting Turkey again and working with you for our future traveling needs.

Take care,
Roya and Pasha

Taryn S.

July 15, 2005

Hi Rina,
Thank you for all your help. All the reservations went smoothly. We will certainly recommend your services if any of our friends plan a trip to Turkey.

Best,
Taryn

Jill K.

July 15, 2005

Dear Rina,
We did have a very good trip. Our time in Turkey was much too short, but we hope another time we'll be able to see more of the country. Thank you so much for your help - everything went very smoothly.
Sincerely,
Jill

Ellen B. (Travel Agent) – Albany, CA

July 15, 2005

Dear Rina,
Yes, indeed, the K.s very much enjoyed their time in Turkey. They thought the accommodations were marvelous, the Turkish people very hospitable, the driving was not the nightmare they were warned about.

I am very glad I found you, and I would like to call on you to help me the next time I need to arrange travel in Turkey. Thank you so much for your excellent service.

Best regards,
Ellen B.

Stuart K. – Colorado

July 17, 2005

Hi Rina-

I wanted to thank you for putting together such a wonderful trip. Sorry we didn't get a chance to meet you in Istanbul - but I guess even travel agents get to go on holiday sometimes..

The gulet was outstanding, although we could have used a couple of more days (weeks?). We had no idea we would be eating so well! The captain and crew were great and the experience very memorable. We had some language barrier, but I think that added some to the trip.

We had an equally great experience touring across Turkey with Mr. Mustafa and Aret. I thought both of them did an exceptional job making our trip fun and giving us the opportunity to explore the culture and history of this part of Turkey. Our tour companions were good to travel with.

I thought Aret was a perfect guide for what we wanted, mixing the historical and cultural parts in a way that was fun and awe inspiring. He also worked very hard on the details to make sure that what was planned actually happened.

All in all, a great experience. Thanks again for all of your help.

Stuart

Melissa P.

July 17, 2005
Itinerary: Highlights of Turkey Tour

Rina,
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour you organized for us. Aret and Mustafa were fabulous, as were our traveling companions. We will certainly recommend your company, and Aret and Mustafa, to any friends we know who are interested in traveling to Turkey. Perhaps we may have an opportunity to return to Turkey ourselves... if so, we'll certainly ask you to help with the arrangements.

Mr Mustafa is an excellent and friendly driver, whose company we enjoyed. We appreciate him taking time away from his family to accompany us. At the Underground City, my mother decided she would rather not go through those narrow tunnels, so she stayed with Mustafa. He was very sweet to her, buying her tea and introducing her to the other drivers. She really felt welcome.

Aret is very knowledgeable about Turkish history and culture, but, even more important, he has a knack for sensing when the group is tired, and ready for a rest, or ready to move on. He was very solicitous of my mother, who, though very active, does move a little slower than the rest of us from time to time. He also helped me to get in touch with my husband at various points on the trip, so that Mike and I could chat. We all really enjoyed Aret's company, and his stories! Having arranged tours in the US and Europe, I know how many little details need to be seen to... Aret made it all happen without us even being aware. It went like clockwork.

We were quite happy with the itinerary, food, and accommodations, although as a group we decided to skip the folkloric night in Cappadocia, so we could take a breather and enjoy the Gamirasu Cave Hotel. The hot air balloon ride the next morning was definitely a highlight!

One note on the Daphne. The rooms were very nice, and I really liked the location. We found a couple of nice restaurants in walking distance.

Rina, I enjoyed meeting you and your friends on the day you accompanied us. Hope your beach vacation was terrific.

When we have worked our way through the hundreds of photos we took, I'll be sending you a couple for Mr Mustafa. He said that would be the best way to get them to him.

Again, thank you for a fabulous trip and some wonderful memories. I fell in love with Turkey all over again.

Melissa

Norma C. – New Jersey

July 18, 2005

Dear Rina,
The Kismet Hotel was outstanding. Service excellent. Spacious room, lovely breakfast. Private tours-tour guide excellent, drivers excellent. Travel arrangements went well. As they dropped us off earlier we were able to arrange an earlier flight on THY. Thank you for making the trip memorable. It is a beautiful country. I will recommend you to my friend who is planning to visit next year.

Best
Norma C.

John S. – UK

July 19, 2005

Hi Rina
Thank you for making all the arrangements for the Turkish tour - it all went to plan and we saw all we hoped to see and a bit more with the guides who were excellent. We will have no doubts about recommending your company to anyone who wants to do a tour of Turkey. Thanks again.

Best regards,
John S.

Romney D. – UK

July 21, 2005

Rina,
I want to second all of John's remarks. You did a fine job for us ,and I would not hesitate to recommend you and Insight to anyone! Your advice and recommendations on timing, travel , guides and hotels was impeccable.

The Karavansary in Cannakale was a great boutique hotel, and the staff fantastic. The hotel in Bodrum was a true delight, a real oasis with great staff, great views and a very nice atmosphere. Timing this as our final resting place after several days of hard driving and touring was perfect.

The ideas on the site tours worked VERY well: doing the walking in the morning, then traveling on in the afternoon heat. The guides were highly professional, knew their history, tailored the tours and timing to our needs and interests, and were both helpful and patient.

Truly an unforgettable experience. I want to come back again !!

Thank you once more.
Romney

Dan & Janet S.

Bill & Lisa H. - Nigeria
July 24, 2005

Dear Rina,
Just a note to say "THANKS!!!" We had a great time and almost everything went very smoothly. Thanks so much for all that you did for us--we'll probably never know all of it.

Sincerely,
Dan & Janet S.
Bill & Lisa H

Uday W.

July 24, 2005
Itinerary: Private Ephesus Tour

Dear Lisa
Just a short e-mail to thank you for all the arrangements that you made. They all worked out very well. We had a good tour of Ephesus, the home of the Virgin Mary and the Temple of Artemis, though I am told it was one of the hottest days of the year. Mr Taner was very knowledgeable. He also took us to a carpet weaving place; if it had been less hot we would probably had spent more time at Ephesus and not much time at the carpet place. Mr Musa the driver was also very good and considerate.

Again, thanks from the family for making our holiday in Turkey memorable.

BRgds
Uday W.

Jean-François L. – Quebec

July 25, 2005

Dear Rina
We truly enjoyed our trip to Turkey (Marmaris, Fethyie, Antalya, Konya, Urgup, Istanbul). We will not hesitate to refer you to our friends should they decide to visit Turkey (once they see our pictures, they might just do that!) Thanks again and who knows we might just turn around and around like the 'Dervish Tourneurs"' and return ourselves!

Many thanks again
Jean-François L.

Lorelle & David H. – France

August 1, 2005

Hello Rina,
We really enjoyed your tour and one day we may come back and take another tour of Turkey. We really loved the country.

Best wishes
Lorelle and David

Susan & Kingsley H. – Virginia

August 2, 2005

Rina --
We are now home. Thank you for your help is organizing our travels. We had a wonderful trip. Your selections of hotels was exactly what we needed!

Susan -- and Kingsley

Martin E. – Maryland

August 3, 2005

Rina,
We had a very good experience with you and your agency. Our trip was a memorable experience. Assos was beautiful and the hotel was perfect. The overall trip and particularly the parts you assisted with were excellent.

Marty

Nigel O. – London

August 7, 2005

Hi Rina,
We have just returned from holiday-but I just wanted to respond by email. Your help was very much appreciated and Erol, our tour guide was excellent. Many thanks for your help-if we have friends visiting Turkey we will recommend that they contact you.

Best wishes,
Nigel

Kevin & Heather W.

August 15, 2005

Hello Rina,
Our experience in Turkey was wonderful, thank you for all of your help.

Kevin and Heather

Barbara I. & Rob B.

August 15, 2005

Hi Rina,
Sorry we did not get to see you and say hello. We had a nice chat with your husband, seems like a great guy and he helped us with a future itinerary. Anyhow, we had a wonderful time and all your arrangements worked out perfectly. The crazy day of travel from Cappadoccia, the planes, the bus to Marmaris, the Green River Hotel (the guy stayed up and met us at the door at 3:30,gave us breakfast at 7:30 and drove us to the port), it went well and we thank you once again for all your help. You should be hearing from my friend soon. Hope you are having a good summer.
Best to you and your husband,
Barbara and Rob

Aaron S. – London

August 15, 2005

Rina,

ABSOLUTELY enjoyed ourselves! Wish we had more time at Gallipoli - the guide we had was one of the lecturers from the Ministry of Culture and tourism - he really brought the battlefield alive with the stories. The tours in general were great and well organised.

Thanks for the tips on the nightlife in Istanbul. I really liked the cosmopolitan feel to the place and the fact that every one we spoke to spoke English too.

In short, we had a blast. We will be looking at going back in the future to visit places like Ararat and Pergamon and a few other places. Will contact you when that time comes around.

Thanks for your help.

Aaron

Ramez K. – Australia

August 16, 2005

Hi Rina
The trip was fantastic and we both enjoyed ourselves in Istanbul.

Appreciate your help with all our arrangements and I have also recommended
Insight to friends and colleagues here who might consider Turkey as their next holiday destination.

All the best,
Ramez

Larysa & David E. – Florida

August 21, 2005
Itinerary: Marmaris-Fethiye-Marmaris Gulet Cruise

Hi Rina -
It was a wonderful holiday. We enjoyed Marmaris very much, and plan to return (perhaps when it is not so crowded). The cruise was delightful. Today I am downloading all of our photographs. I hope to return to Istanbul next month.

Kind Regards -
Larysa and David E.

Frances D. – Florida

August 21, 2005

Dear Rina,

Thank you for everything you did to make our trip to Turkey so wonderful. Sorry to have taken so long to send you this much deserved thank you. Everything went very smoothly and the itinerary was perfect!

When we saw you in Istanbul we told you how much we had enjoyed our visit to Cappadocia, our day trip by car to Hattusas and Yazilikaya, and our memorable our 10th anniversary dinner at the Old Greek House.

We loved Istanbul and hope to return for a longer visit. The Daphne was definitely worth changing our itinerary for. Bulent gave a good tour of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia and surrounding areas and we were glad to have him for a guide. We also enjoyed our free time in Istanbul, especially the Bosphorus cruise (we did find a boat per your suggestion) and the Egyptian Spice Market.

The big question mark on our trip had been the visit to Troy. I wasn't sure that it was going to be worth two days of our trip to visit, but Keith definitely wanted it to be a part of our itinerary. To begin with, the bus tour package that you booked for us was perfect.. We were especially happy that the transfer to the bus station was included, as the traffic leaving the city was horrible and the bus station was quite a way out of town. We enjoyed the bus trips from Istanbul to Canakkale and from Canakkale to Kusadasi. The buses were clean, the rides were very relaxing and enjoyable and the time went by
quickly. We still can't get over the fact that they each had an attendant to serve refreshments -- much different from bus travel in the U.S.! The connections were very easy and everyone was very helpful. Upon arriving in Canakkale, we were greeted by name as we walked into our hotel (Helen), and were made to feel very welcome. We had enough time to walk around town, see the Trojan horse used in the movie "Troy" and have dinner. Our group tour of Troy the next morning was very interesting and well worth the visit. Keith and I were very pleased with the tour and with our guide. Special thanks for arranging this part of our trip.

We were with a great group for our Ephesus tour. Our guide was very nice, and he even added a side trip to Sirince when our tour should have been over.

We enjoyed our stay at the Kismet. Our room was very large, with 2 balconies. Contrary to Frommer's description, we did not think it was
"showing its age" and everyone was helpful. We are glad we did not book a tour for our last day in Turkey. Instead, we spent a nice, leisurely day in Kusadasi, already thinking about where we would want to visit on our next trip to Turkey! I know that long after the historical facts and dates heard on our tours fade from my memory, I will remember the kind and friendly people we met.

Thanks again, Rina, for making our trip so easy! We will let you know when we are planning our next trip to Turkey, hopefully within the next few years.

Sincerely,

Frances D.

P.S. I recently returned from visiting my mom. Of course I took our photograph album (complete with itinerary, pictures and brochures). The album brought back memories of her 6 week trip to Turkey with my dad. It was very special looking at our pictures and then seeing pictures my Dad had taken in Turkey 15 years ago!

Kristin M.

August 22, 2005

Hi Rina!
We had a fabulous time. Personally, Kas was top of my list. I could go
back there and stay forever! And Hotel Linda Beach was PERFECT. Dalyan was great - but a little touristy to stay for too long. Mina was very accommodating - and we were able to travel around from there easily. I can't wait to come back!!!!

Kristin

Mickey R. – Washington

August 22, 2005

Hi Rina,
We had a great trip. Both of the accommodations you selected for us were excellent. We enjoyed Istanbul very much. Thanks again for all your help. Surprisingly, with all the different arrangements, things went very smoothly. The Turkish people were a joy. I look forward to going back. I will recommend you to anyone we know is traveling there.

Thanks again,
Mickey

Norma & Eduardo D.G. – Mexico

August 23, 2005
Itinerary: Private Istanbul Tours from Cruise Ship

Dear Rina:
We want to thank you for all your services. And yes, we enjoyed the tour-we do not hesitate to recommend your services.

Thank you again.
Norma y Eduardo

Lucy B. – Cyprus

August 25, 2005

Hi Rina
We came back from our holiday this weekend, and it has taken a few days to get back into a routine and out of that loved relaxed feeling from holiday.

We had a superb few weeks around Turkey, and I would like to thank you and Insight Travel for arranging Zeus Hotel in Kahta and Bera in Konya for us. We were driving our own car and it made our holiday plans so much easier. Both hotels were wonderful and the staff made us feel very welcome.

The Gamirasu in Cappadocia, it's staff and environs, comes very highly recommended. We had a brilliant stay there, including going on the long balloon trip (which compares so much better value for money than the short trip) and the Whirling Dervishes at Sarihan, which were both wonderful. The hotel is really well located to see all the sites around Cappadocia,

It is very difficult to arrange things directly with Turkey from here in southern Cyprus, and I would like to thank Insight Travel again for helping to make our trip an easier and enjoyable one. The booking process was very simple.

We have been to Turkey many times, and hope to return soon. We would be delighted to recommend Insight Travel to our friends who plan to travel to Turkey from southern Cyprus.

Kind regards,
Lucy

Elisabetta M. – Rome

August 30, 2005

Our journey in Turkey was very nice and we enjoyed the hotel in Selcuk. It was very comfortable. Thank you again and we hope to come again in Turkey.

Elisabetta M.

Pradip B. – UK

September 1, 2005

Hi Rina,
We had a wonderful time in Turkey. Thanks for arranging a flawless trip.
Hope to go back to Turkey (eastern parts) someday. Thanks for everything.

Holly and PK

Bob S.

September 5, 2005
Itinerary: Private Istanbul, Pamukkale & Cappadocia Tours

Hi Rina.
Sorry it has taken so long to send a THANK YOU Note for the wonderful tour your company had provided me. I have to say the 2 high-lites of the tour were Hagia Sophia in Istanbul and Cappadocia!!!

The tour guides were well versed in their presentations. Your guide Ms. Pinar Sahan, was especially entertaining as well as the Driver Hussein. They work well together as a team! Ms. Sahan did a wonderful job in providing me w/ the history, which was very entertaining and informative. She tested me the next day on things as well. I have to say the whole Cappadocia region, the people were wonderful, and the rock formations were beautiful. I really felt immersed in the "Culture" of Turkey being there in Cappadocia. It was simply wonderful.

Allan G. – California

September 16, 2005

Rina,
The trip was nothing less than fabulous .... not only because of the things we saw but also the people .... and in particular by the way we were treated by your firm.

Best,
Allan

Jimmy T. – Cyprus

September 18, 2005

We enjoyed our stay in Kas and everything worked out very well thank you. Would like to go back to Turkey some time.

Yours
Jimmy T

Dennis C. – UK

September 20, 2005

Hi Rina,
I must tell you how pleased we all were with our holiday in Fethiye, the Villa Daffodil and staff were a delight and a days' sailing on the gulet Daffodil was especially good, we saw flying fish and turtles and swam in hidden coves. Thank you for all of your advice and help, I will recommend you to my friends.

Regards Dennis.

Leon & Angela P. – California

September 21, 2005
Itinerary: Highlights of Turkey Tour

Rina and Suleyman
I have finally got started getting my photos together. I have over 750 photos and 5 rolls of video so I have a big job. Can't tell you how much we have enjoyed our stay with you. I have told two people about your work so far.
Leon and Angela

Nina C. – Alberta

September 21, 2005

Hi Rina.

I am glad you wrote. I had it in my "to do" list to write you sometime.
Aret was great and we loved the tours in Istanbul. The F1 was awesome, and all my F1 friends were very jealous of me! The driver for the F1 was kind of upset for all the traffic on the way back, but I told him this is the same all over the world with all races - Silverstone in England holds the reputation of being the worst traffic- so he should not be worried about it.

I am sending around an email for my colleagues recommending your services should we have to send any clients to Istanbul. I don't know if I told you, but I work for American Express Travel here in Calgary, and this kind of info is always very valuable to us.

Once again, congrats on the service. You guys are great!

Cheers
Nina

Mai N. – Vietnam

September 22, 2005

Hi Rina,
Thank you for you message and for organizing the trip for us - we really enjoy it in Turkey and will try to organize our friends to come visit with us again next year. Maybe a cruise. Please keep us posted on the interesting news and trips or event. Thanks again and wishing you and your company all the very best!

Mai

Fannie D. – USA

September 23, 2005

Dear Rina,
Thank you so much for everything. We really did have a wonderful visit to Turkey. I certainly will recommend your services to my friends.

Sincerely,
Fannie D.

Barb D. – Prague International School

September 24, 2005
Itinerary: Istanbul Student Trip

Dear Rina,
Sorry I haven't written sooner but I have been doing surveys of the students and teachers that were on the trip and I wanted to get the results before writing you.

Let me say firstly that we were very much impressed with the service that you gave us. Rina you were very accommodating and flexible and gave us the trip we were looking for, for the right price.

The students loved the trip. It was packed with great sites and gave them some insight and perspective of Turkish culture and history. They found the museums a bit boring but really enjoyed the other sites. Overall they rated the program very highly and thought the trip was fun. They thought hotel was good and the transportation excellent. Most of them said they would do a similar trip again.

The teachers thought you and your guides (I understand one of them is your husband!) did an outstanding job and the program gave them great coverage of the sites in Istanbul.

Rina, thanks again for a job well done and I would recommend you highly to anyone that is interested in touring your fascinating city.

All the best and I hope we can work together again.

Barb

Tanya & Shannon N. – USA

September 26, 2005

Hi Rina!
Actually - I also meant to write to you right when I got back - but my new job has been crazy busy. I wanted to let you know that Shannon and I had a fabulous time in Turkey! The whole trip was amazing - what an incredible country. & you did such a wonderful job planning it for us - I can't thank you enough. (& you saved us from any arguments that could have happened had we been left to planning the days ourselves - thank you thank you!! :)
I have told so many people about our trip - & if anyone I know travels to Turkey I will definitely recommend Insight Travel! Thank Suleyman for us as well (& our driver too!) - we really appreciate the personalized tours & fun tips about Istanbul.

Take Care,
Tanya

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Gloria S. - California
September 24, 2005

Hi Rina,
It was wonderful. Thank you for all...I had a marvelous time. Gamirasu is extraordinary.

Gloria S.

Terry G. – Vancouver, Canada

September 28, 2005

Rina & Lisa,
We had an awesome trip and totally enjoyed Istanbul.
Thank You very much.

Best Regards, Terry.

Melissa T. – Vienna

September 30, 2005

Dear Rina,
Not only did I have a fantastic (much too short) stay in Istanbul, but I hope to come again soon and when I do I will be sure to contact you and your colleagues!!

Melissa

Nathan and Kristin W. – Chicago

October 1, 2005

Hi Rina-

We had an absolutely wonderful trip! Thank you so much for the help in arranging our visit, and in planning the tour at the last minute. The car rentals in Cappadoccia and Antalya were great for us, since we like to get around a bit on our own. Hotel Gamirasu was a real highlight of the trip in Cappadoccia. Kristin ended up getting a little ill while we were there and Ibrahim and Gumus and their staff were very helpful. Their food is also great.

In Antalya, we loved the Ottoman house/hotel that we stayed in, La Paloma, and visited Termessos, which was unbelievable (I highly recommend it for people who like the outdoors and hiking, but have their own transportation to get there).

Our visit along the coast was very relaxing. Suleyman in Demre was helpful in pointing us to a great place to eat, and in getting us a place to buy some carpet. It was good to get to know him over dinner as well. We visited a couple beaches, took a lovely Kekova boat cruise, and generally relaxed.

And of course, the best part of Istanbul was our private tour with Suleyman. He was great and we learned an awful lot in a short amount of time. Topkapi Palace was great.

In the spirit of providing you with some useful feedback for future visitors, there were three things that I thought we would mention:

Overall, our stay in Turkey was wonderful, and we will be sure to recommend Insight Travel to anyone else who is thinking about going!

Thank you, Lisa and Suleyman again for all your help and assistance and for an unforgettable adventure.

Best Regards,
Nate and Kristin W.

Kepa T. – Spain

October 5, 2005
Itinerary: Gallipoli Tour

Dear Rina,
After the successful trip in your country as well as your offer of the trip to Gallipoli, I would like to thank for this tour. The tour was very interesting and well performed. Also the guide had a really good English, and the explanations were detailed. The time was as expected, and the return to Istanbul was also on time. We really enjoyed the tour, even my wife which was disappointed not to find Mel Gibson there!!!!, (just kidding).

Thanks again and best regards,
Kepa T.

Karen C. – New Zealand

October 5, 2005
Itinerary: Insight Small Group Istanbul Tours

We had a wonderful time with our guide in Istanbul, Suleyman. He was well organised-we did not have to queue for tickets and things went smoothly. He shared lots of personal info about his culture we thought ending our trip with this tour made this trip special because we would have been completely lost with the short amount of time and would have only seen half of what we did. I don't feel finished with Turkey and would love to see more.
Take care,
Karen C.

Stacy R. – California

October 5, 2005

Rina,
Please forgive me for taking so long to tell you what a wonderful time we had on our tours in Turkey. Our guide was amazing and so patient with our children. He was very knowledgeable and knew people wherever we went. Thank you for making our trip more enjoyable than it already was.

Sincerely,
Stacey R.

Oliver K. – Skopje, Macedonia

October 7, 2005

Hi Rina.
We had a wonderful time in Istanbul, last week. The meeting went fine.
I extended my compliments to the personnel of Hotel Aygun in Sisli on departing. It is a very fine hotel, and I just need to compliment you on the choice and thank you for the professional attitude and effectuation of our arrangements. We all really enjoyed the stay.

I'll keep in touch with you, probably regarding next summer, although it looks to me that Turkey is becoming somewhat expensive lately.

Regards and thanks,
Oliver K

Jeff L. – Texas

October 8, 2005
Itinerary: Highlights of Turkey Tour

Dear Rina,
First of all, our guide is just a fabulous person to be with and we all almost broke into tears when we had to say good-bye on the last day. He was always early to pick us up and tended to all of our needs in every way. He made the trip. Mustafa the driver was very nice as well. I will miss him and now think of him every day when I make my Turkish tea, which I'm hooked on. Perhaps on our next tour, which I think would be in the northern Black Sea area, we could request that he be our guide.

The Assos hotel was a wonderful place to be. The Gamirasu was unique and just great.

The highest quality of food at pretty much every place. The meals were about the same products, but all good and fresh. Our guide was quick to point out local specialties that were great. All of the restaurants and refreshment units were just fine.

We found the people to be friendly and clean. Just about like being at home, but not much English was spoken, only enough to get by with tourists. Every one was polite. In the cities, one would think that one was in a US big city. It is a safe place to be.

We got just about the same response before the trip as we do after. With the "where are you going?" and "where did you go?" the answer Turkey drew the same strange expression on friend's faces. "Why" or "won't you get blown up by a car bomb" and all of that. For just about every American, Turkey is not a destination even thought of. We knew nothing about the place or the people when we left. So, what a fine trip it was and an education about your people and the places. We have traveled to many places and find that Turkey is surely one of the best kept travel secrets in America.

My biggest educational surprise is how much similarity there is between the US and the Turkish people. I was keen to note the news shows and advertisements on the television. We have big cities and a lot of farmers in between them, too. I was also surprised at the enormity of the tourism business. Another feature that now many people notice is the existence of trash on the streets. In the US, I would have to say that we are pigs when it comes to tossing things out of a car window. In Turkey, I did not see this. This says a lot for the culture and national pride of the average person.

Until the next time, and kindest regards.
Jeff L.

Jenny & Matthew D. – Australia

October 15, 2005
Itinerary: Western Turkey Tour

Rina,
Thank you for your help in arranging our recent trip to Turkey. We had the most fabulous time. All of the hotels exceeded our expectations. Our guide in Istanbul (Suleyman) was delightful and informative and our driver Mustafa was a pleasure to be with. The photo in Cappadocia is my favourite from the entire trip.

Many thanks,
Jenny D.

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Joyce Z. – Connecticut

October 17, 2005

Dear Rina,
We made all our connections returning home (and there were many). We loved Turkey, the people are the friendliest we have ever encountered. We hope to return-- a stop in Istanbul and maybe Izmir and Bursa next time. Thank you for your help. We will try to send you some business.

Regards, Joyce Z.

Bill D. – Texas

October 24, 2005
Itinerary: Insight Istanbul Small Group Tours

Rina,
We had a great time in Istanbul. Your company did a wonderful job in taking care of us. Bilge was an excellent guide and we certainly saw everything we could possibly have seen in the two days that we had in your great city. We did give the name of your company to our travel agent so you may get some inquires from them in the future.

Thanks.
Bill D.

Keith J.

October 24, 2005
Itinerary: Istanbul + Med and Aegean Self-Drive

Dear Rina,
The high point of our time in Istanbul, of course, was being able to spend a day in Suleyman's care. That was an excellent, and right sized, excursion, and Suleyman was a delight.

Although we had a day's rain in Istanbul, it really didn't matter as we had done the city tour the day before in magnificent weather. The weather during the rest of our stay in Turkey could not have been nicer, and warm enough that we swam twice in the Aegean: Dalyan and Kusadasi.

Your recommendation for a rental car was right on. The car and service were both excellent.

And so, we were very much pleased with your arrangements, particularly the two hotels you arranged in the south. Both were exquisite. We both would very much like to return to Turkey to see some of the same places again, and to explore others, further south and east. If we do, we certainly will plan to make arrangements through Insight, and we also will recommend your company to anybody we know who will be traveling to Turkey.

Sincerely,
Keith

Wayne M. – Australia

October 25, 2005
Itinerary: Gallipoli Tour

Thank you very much Rina. I enjoyed my visit to Gallipoli.

Cheers and regards
Wayne

Maria Teresita T. – Philippines

October 26, 2005
Itinerary: Classic Western Turkey Tour

Dear Rina,
We had a good time in Turkey. Our guide was very good and accommodating and even the drivers was very accommodating too. If given a chance to visit Turkey again, we'll surely choose Insight Travel again.

Have a good day.
Maria Teresita

Joel S.

October 26, 2005

Hi Rina,
Thanks VERY much for all your help. I have definitely kept your name and number for any future trip to beautiful Turkey.

Best,
Joel

Rimma Z. – California

October 26, 2005
Itinerary: Istanbul and Aegean Tailored Tour

Thank you, Rina.
We had a fantastic time in Turkey and hopefully will return for more sightseeing soon.

Rimma Z

Gloria G. – New Mexico

October 26, 2005
Itinerary: Best of the Aegean and Mediterranean Tour

Hi Rina,
We have not yet returned home -- in Mykonos now. We loved the tour -- the places we visited were wonderful and we really loved the two days on the gulet. Kunt was an excellent tour guide, as was Erol in Istanbul. We'd do it again and would recommend your small group tours. Thanks for the booking at the Nena Hotel. And thanks for your referral -- the Greece part of our trip is going just fine.

Thanks. Gloria

Tina S. – UK

October 26, 2005
Itinerary: Ece Saray Hotel, Fethiye

Dear Rina,
We had a lovely stay in Fethiye, thank you! When we next visit Turkey I will be sure to contact you again.

Regards,
Tina

George & Jean S. – New York

October 28, 2005
Itinerary: Highlights of Turkey Tour

Dear Rina,
We are catching our breath after our wonderful time in Turkey. We did want to thank you for such a wonderful tour and for all your help in putting things together. We had a great time! Kunt was a terrific guide. We will be pleased to serve as favorable references for Insight Travel, and if you would like to have a more formal testimonial, let us know.

Best regards,
George & Jean S

Linda L. – Texas

November 2, 2005
Itinerary: Highlights of Turkey Tour

Hi Rina-
Below is a copy of an email that I just sent to Aret, which will give you a good idea about what we thought of him as a guide.... Our driver, Mr. Mustafa was excellent!! ....could not have been better! They both went out of their way, again and again, to make our trip memorable and pleasant. You can be very proud of these members of your staff.

We all loved the trip, and think that you did a wonderful job planning it. Although, we spent many hours driving, it did not seem like it, because of the timing of the stops along the way. The hotels were all very interesting, and gave us a real view of the different regions that we traveled through.

In short, I would not hesitate to book a tour with Insight again, and we have already recommended you to friends who are planning to go to Turkey. If you would like to use me as a reference, you have my permission....I will be happy to correspond with anyone who may have questions.

Thanks again, Linda L.

Good Morning Aret !
I want you to know that we enjoyed our tour of Turkey with you very, very much. Our friends, Jeff and I all thought that you were an excellent guide for us, and we would all enthusiastically step forward as a reference, if that is ever needed.

The trip was one of the best we have ever taken, and I apologize for not letting you know that sooner. I got sick the day we returned (the flu I think), and that, along with being 3 weeks behind on all of my work, kept me from being more prompt with a response.

I'm sure that by now you have received your cell phone bill, and I would like to know how much I owe you for the calls that you made in my behalf. The trouble that you went to in order to handle my ATM card loss, and the forgotten coat, was above and beyond the call of duty.

Just to let you know......I was very lucky to find the exact tiles that I had been looking for all over Turkey, back in Istanbul at the Grand Bazaar!!!! I was able to buy 8 of them, in very good condition, and I got them at a better price than I had found any place else!! Also....and this is funny....the turquoise turkish towels that I bought... well Cleba phoned by from a local discount store a few days ago, and it is only 2 miles from my house. She had found the exact same towels (made in Turkey) at that store!!! I went there and bought the wash cloths to match the towels that I bought in Turkey!! It is getting to be a very small world.

I would also like to remind you that our offer to be your guide and host if you are ever in Houston, was a valid offer. Ken and Cleba will even throw in a fishing trip!

A friend of Jeff's (a local Judge), has been given your name and Insight Travel's contact information, so you may be hearing from him in the next 6 months or so. He and his wife are planning a trip to Turkey and they were interested in our "travel tales".

We wish you good luck and a happy holiday season, and a wonderful new year. I will send some of our pictures, if I ever get that organized!!! ....there are 1000's of them I think!

Sincerely, Linda L.

Bosiljka R.

November 3, 2005

It was fun to meet you...we loved Angora House, it is beautiful, comfortable. The breakfast was the best! The owner is very nice and accommodating... perfect. It was also so great to be near the museum and to see the old town...market, etc. Goreme- Paradise Pension was good...the terrace has a good view....and everyone was very nice....

We loved Turkey...My favorite place was Aphrodisias and the Aphrodisias Hotel is simple but good -- and a great way to see the site....

I hope to come back next year. By the way I feel both places treated us really well because of the respect they have for you....we appreciated that...

Thanks for everything...I have given your name to my Italian cousins...so I hope you hear from them. I'll be in touch soon

Bosiljka R. (friend of Barbara I.)

Cleba L. – Texas

November 9, 2005
Itinerary: Highlights of Turkey Tour

Dear Rina,
Ken and I enjoyed our trip immensely. The itinerary was very well planned and every thing ran smoothly. Our guide was personable and knowledgeable. Our main driver was skilled and friendly. We liked staying in the small quaint hotels as well as some that were larger establishments. We always felt safe and welcome. The food was great with ample variety. I would certainly recommend your tour to my friends. The hotels in Istanbul were well located so that we could easily get to shopping and restaurants. Thanks for taking care of every detail.

Sincerely, Cleba L

Roger & Patty W. – Wisconsin

November 9, 2005
Itinerary: Highlights of Turkey Tour

Rina;
Words can not express how much we learned on the culture and history of Turkey on our trip. A small group is the only way to travel. Kunt was very helpful with all of our extra needs. The hotels and restaurants were fantastic. It was great not to be in with the crowds.

We could not have been more pleased with your company from the moment we were picked up at the airport to the moment we were dropped off. Your advice on clothing to bring was also very helpful. We are telling all of our friends about your trips.

Roger and Patti W.

Liz and Margaret H. – Arizona

December 09, 2005
Itinerary: Best of the Turkish Aegean and Mediterranean Tour

Dear Rina and Suleyman,
We truly had a fabulous trip with you and have not, will not, decline from mentioning our trip to friends and acquaintances. So far, everyone loves the small, personal tour option to the Big Bus Bang. This was the part that appealed to us as well.

Hope you are both healthy and happy and we wish you a joyous new year.

Take care-
Liz and Margaret

Marilyn and John R. – Iowa

December 17, 2005
Itinerary: Safran Hotel, Bursa and Yunak Evleri, Urgup

Dear Rina,
You were a blessing to make contact with and help me with our travel plans when we visited Turkey this past September and October. Believe me, I'll pass along your name and agency any time I have a chance. The Safran Hotel in Bursa (described as a "boutique" hotel) was a delight. We thought we contracted for a double room, but we were put in a top floor apartment, complete with bedroom, living room, bath, and small kitchen. What a delightful surprise. Also, the cave hotel, Yunak Evleri, in Urgup, was another great experience. Our return trip to Turkey more than exceeded our expectations.

Best wishes for a successful, healthy and happy New Year.

Sincerely,
Marilyn and John R.