As you know, Mali and I had been on your latest tour to Turkey. We can honestly say that this was our best tour ever, and an unforgettable experience: a real highlight in our twilight years.
Allow us to mention only a few reasons for saying this.
1.Your choice of the route we followed speaks of serious research and considerations. We need to congratulate you and who ever assisted you on this choice. We were completely taken by surprise by the natural beauty and diversity of this country.
2.Your tour guide, dr Halit Ucan, is undoubtedly one of a kind. His exceptional knowledge of the history of ancient and modern Asia and Eastern Europe is simply mind boggling. Add to this his knowledge of the pre- and post Christ civilizations that lived in what is today Turkey, his knowledge of the legislative, political, agricultural, economical, educational, social and cultural aspects of the country and its people, as well as his interesting and humorous way of sharing this vast knowledge with his tourists, and one can honesty say we had the best of the best.
3. Your Seagull representative, Hannes Noeth, is a real gem. His spiritual leadership, knowledge of the ancient world we visited, and his easy and most kind inter action with the tourists extinguished him as a loving person and a friend for life. Hannes’s Biblical knowledge on the one hand and Halit’s practical knowledge of the ancient congregations on the other hand, made this tour a most extraordinary, special and unforgettable experience.
4. Dr Ucan’s introduction of the tourists to the best Turkey has to offer regarding its locally manufactured carpets, jewelry, pottery, linen goods, leather wear and Turkeys cuisine. Thank you Halit, and particularly for the extra mile you were prepared to walk for us.
This memo will be incomplete if we do not mention the quality of all the special people we befriended on the tour. Linde, it appears that you have an exceptional ability to interest and attract only the most adorable people to go on this tour.
Thank you for an amazing and unforgettable experience.