A Turkish Delight
I’m really not one to write reviews, but this I owe to the team behind True Blue for making sure that my family well taken cared of every step of the way during our 12-day trip to Turkey. Coming from a small island country in southeast Asia, being in Turkey felt like I was a completely different world. My family has been to several countries across Europe, and from what I have seen — the magnificent views, eccentric landscapes, interesting food, its deep rooted culture, and warm hearted people — I can definitely say that Turkey is one of a kind. AYKUT & THE TEAM Ours was a group of 12. We booked for a customized tour with True Blue, with the help of our local travel agency. Upon arrival, we were personally met and welcomed by managing head Aykut, together with our designated tour guide. Aykut went above and beyond his duties to ensure that we received only the best throughout our holiday. He even took the time off his busy schedule to see us through our days in Istanbul. It was undeniable that Aykut and the team behind True Blue had worked hard to made sure that our accommodations, transportation, and requests, were all lined up to a T. All we were left to do was sit back with our feet up and experience what was truly a Turkish Delight. HASAN Hasan was a dedicated and knowledgable guide, and a man wise beyond his years. It was a pleasure to hear him speak his mind, not just of the country’s rich and colorful history, but more so of his life and philosophy as a local resident of Turkey. He connects on a human level, while maintaining utmost professionalism expected of his job. He is patient and attentive to everyone’s needs; quick to decide and make adjustments to cater to the various and sometimes contradicting requests that come with handling a big group. SEKAN Turkey is a vast country with long stretch roads, and attractions scattered across the nation. Traveling by land was no joke, with 8-10hr inter-city road trips to the next destination. Luckily, that wasn’t a problem with our skilled and reliable driver Serkan, who drove us a smooth and safe trip across the country. Despite having to work long hours, every ride was a comfortable run, which has allowed for us to rest well in between breaks. For someone who suffers from motion sickness, Serkan was definitely a godsend. Turkey was a definitely one for the books. All in all, I would say that this experience has opened my eyes to a different worldview and has enabled me to take a step back and see the world from a wider perspective. Of course, all this wouldn’t have been possible if not for the awesome team behind True Blue who made this trip a truly unforgettable one. Looking forward to our next adventure! Thank you, True Blue! Masallah!