Kadri - Private Guide in Antalya
Ever since I was a little boy, I was hoping to go places where I could see things that are interesting and meet people who are from other cultures with different languages. When I came to the age that I was able to travel by my self, I started doing so. First my own country then others. Some times with a friend, another time like a lonesome cowboy. Most of the times
I started by planning my journey, setting up my destination but ended up in totally different places. Reason was either some one I met on the way, a rock concert some where or a driver who gave me lift. Those were the times when I've decided to be a tour guide. Thus I've started tour guiding during my college days as part time job. After graduating from collage;I worked in different countries for some 15 years from Israel to USA including several European countries, such as Czech Republic and Romania, cruise ships around Caribbean islands working mainly in the casino business which helped me realise my desire to travel.
After I've got married and had a great daughter, I’ve decided to settle down. Private guide in Ankara. Finally I’m back home. It’s been almost 10 years now. What? Have I finished with traveling?
-Doing Tour Guiding.
-Yes in Turkey...
Why would any one travel to Turkey? Or WHY TURKEY
That's always the first response from someone when they hear that you are going to Turkey. Hidden in that simple question are a host of other questions, such as:
'Isn't Turkey a dangerous country ?
'Isn't the food really strange and the water not drinkable?', and
'What is there to see and do in Turkey?'
Turkey received more than 25 million visitors in the year 2006. Most travelers comment on the friendliness and hospitality of the Turkish people. It really is exceptional.
Turkey is not only friendly, it's at least as safe as Europe and North America, although no place is completely safe.
Basically if you're afraid of dying from a terrorist attack, you should give up flying, swimming, boating, walking on city streets, working, skiing, being in snowy or stormy places, and most especially driving or riding in cars, because those activities are riskier—in the case of car travel far riskier—than being anywhere near terrorists.And enjoying an unhealthy modern lifestyle, with little physical activity and meals rich in unhealthy salt, sugar, carbs and fats, is far far more risky than anything else.
Street crime rate is lower than EU average.
Turkey is far away from troubled areas of Israel and Iraq. And it is a different country and unique-also proud- with it’s secular democratic parliamentary system in the region.
Is the food strange? No, but it is really good. Roasted meats, lots of, cheese, fresh, crisp vegetables, and sweets. Is the water safe to drink? Guide in Ankara. Well, not really. But everyone drinks bottled water and getting it is no problem. What is there to see and do in Turkey? Plenty;just follow the links below to get an idea of a few of the things you can do.
Simply, the reasons to chose to see Turkey are its place in world history and in the world today. If any place is the cradle of civilization, it must be Turkey. In Turkey, we speak not of civilization, but of civilizations! Civilizations arose, spread, subsided, and were replaced by others time after time with influences from the East, West, North, or South. Today, Turkey is to be very much a westward looking nation. Turkey really is a bridge between the East and the West.
So the respond to that question should be ; WHY NOT TURKEY !
Latest Customer's Opinions:
Turkey is a wonderful country, in spite of the fact that they say a lot of bad things about it - that's not true! Thank to our guide Kadri for a wonderful excursions! everything is well organized, very professionally! Most of all I liked the Pools of Cleopatra! Fantastically! especially if to take into account that we travelled at the beginning of spring and there were 18 degrees in the street but in the pool - warm water! Wonderful!