Urban Adventures Home Cooked tour gave me the only opportunity I had in 4 weeks of travel to be invited into a Turkish family's home and to enjoy a meal with a family including children who helped serve and other members of the extended family that stopped by. The meal was simple and delicious. We were seated on cushions and food was served on a cloth spread on the floor. Our guide, Semih, translated so communication flowed easily.and I felt a real bond with these gentle people.
After our visit with the family, Semih took us (a Canadian couple and myself ), to a cafe where we were introduced to the game of backgammon and the nargile water pipe. Being non-smoker, I was dubious about trying the pipe, but surprisingly for me, it turned out to be a rather pleasant experience.
Tours like the ones Urban Adventures offers open us up to cultural experiences that are hard to find. My highest recommendation.
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