I was born in 1984 in Ardahan which is a city in eastern Turkey. When I was 2 years old, my parents moved from my home town to the west, Izmir. I have been living in Izmir since then. Therefore I know not only the eastern but also the western cultures (that are very different from each other) very well.
I went to a tourism high school and my dreams to become a tour guide started. After high school, I studied Tourism and Guiding at Baskent University in Ankara (the capital city of Turkey) for four years and I got my license for guiding in 2007 from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
I have been guiding for more than 12 years. That means I have been living my dream for more than 12 years. I guide to shore excursions, customizable private tours, and big group tours as well. But I prefer guiding private tours because if I was to travel I'd want to interact with the locals to learn more about the place. That's what I offer you; interacting with locals. In my tours my guests will have the flexibility to customize the itinerary, they will get to know the local people, we become friends/ family with my guests, we can spend as much as time in the places we visit and more. . .
I am trying to learn something every day and trying to extend my knowledge in every chance; reading, traveling, searching, cooking, eating, enjoying every moment of my life. . .
I am guiding my guests from all over the world and it is a pleasure to share my enthusiasm, knowledge, experiences and of course my beautiful country Turkey!
Visiting for the first time? You may say yes or no, but you sure know this country. Let me guide you through the history and mythology; you will find out, you know this country, you know it very well indeed. . .
Welcome to Turkey.
I am a licenced proffesional tour guide.