We are so blessed to have met Ozden and his crew at Turkland Travel. My husband and I went to Turkey a couple of years ago and Ozden is like family now. Our circumstances were a bit unusual: beyond just a vacation, our trip was also to begin the search for my father's family. My father was born in Istanbul but hadn't been back. We'd been trying to get him to go; until he was ready we decided to go first. Well Ozden took us to the neighborhood in which my Baba grew up, we found his street, took photos of his school, immersed ourselves in his old life. Ozden also set us up to go to Cappadocia, Epheses, and Fethiye on the coast. We took a gulet (sailboat) and traveled around the Med. Everything Ozden suggested and arranged was beyond amazing. We even dined with his family on a restaurant rooftop overlooking Sultanamet!
Sadly my father passed before he could come back with us, but Ozden is still a cherished part of our lives. He is even helping me find my Baba's family, something I've prayed for for years. And my husband's upcoming business trip to Istanbul with his colleagues will be facilitated by Turkland. Yay! Ozden and Turkland embody all that is this country and this city of cities: warmth, hospitality, authenticity, essential beauty, and wit. We love Turkland and we love Ozden.
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