Another great day with Oguz! We booked the Bosphorus Yacht Cruise as well as the Artisan Tour, and I would give both days 10 stars if possible! My husband and I are avid art collectors back home in Canada, and wanted to visit true artisans who were off the normal tourist track. Oguz exceeded expectations in this department and we saw true masters. There was certainly no pressure to purchase, but who can resist such treasures! Thank you Oguz for a perfect introduction to the Istanbul art world!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jodi and Matt, Thank you for your compliments! It was great to have yourselves the gems, here to introduce the treasures of Istanbul. Looking forward to welcoming you back, the sooner the better!
Meeting true artisans and learning about the techniques for carpet making and pottery using gemstones as colors. What is remarkable about the Turkish people is that there is no forced buying. Spending time drinking a leasurely Turkish coffee and talking about ancestral techniques. As I am looking for sources and inspiration to build my interior design business this was pure magic. Oguz, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. As two ladies travelling alonw we could not have had a better expecience.