Laurie BrightlyUnited States
Unfortunately, Tijen did not show up for our tour. She did arrange for a substitute guide (don't know his name but he was from Bodrum), so we went on the tour anyway. Overall, the tour was fine. The guide was knowledgeable and we enjoyed seeing everything in Bodrum Castle. However, on the way back he asked if we would like to go have coffee and see how Turkish rugs are made. We did not expect to be taken to a carpet showroom! We felt guilty not buying a rug, but weren't interested in that at all.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laurie, I am very sorry about that but it was just last minute my douhgter sicknes. And do not have time to inform you and toursbylocals. Please forgive me.I told the tour guide many times do not go any shopping. Thank you for your understanding. Tijen O.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We reinforced with Tijen our substitution policy with Tijen and also talked about her replacement. She informed us, she asked him several times to not take the visitors to the shops in case they did not want to but for some reason that happened. We've attempted to contact the traveler for further details, but without success.