Jaquae SmithUnited States
We were in Dubai for a one day stopover on the way to Kenya. We booked an all-day tour with Barti...he was just great. He was very knowledgeable, very accommodating and a pleasure to be with....and answered all of our questions. Very well done and certainly worth the money.....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jaquae It was a pleasure meeting you all and being your private tour guide while in Dubai. Thank you for choosing me and thank you very much for your kind words. Regards Barti
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin Thank you for the five stars for this Dubai tour. Regards Barti
Steve JacobsonUnited States
Very efficient and informative tour. Barti appeared very knowledgeable about the area, offered interesting and informative discussion and got us to all the major points of interest without a hiccup. In advance he was helpful in getting us organized and making best plans for visiting the Burj Khalifa. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Steve It was a pleasure meeting you all and thank you for choosing me as your guide. Regards Barti
Roz BrilliantUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roz, Thank you both very much. Regards Barti
Stephen FoleyUnited States
Barti was by far the best guide I have ever been with. He was on time with the pick-up, extremely knowledgable . He answered all our questions, and then some. He had access to many sites and his relationships with many people allowed us head of the line privileges. If I ever get back to Dubai, I will certainly hire Barti as my tour guide. He was fantastic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen Your kind words are much appreciated. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for choosing me as your private tour guide and thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti
Barti had the driver take me all over Dubai. He allowed me to stop and take photos often and explained to me the history of Dubai and its relationship to the rest of UAE. He was always helpful and polite.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ruth It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and being your private tour guide. I hope to see you next time in the UAE. Thank you for your kindness. Regards Barti
Karen RaskopfUnited States
I had two days in the UAE, and Barti helped me make the most of my first trip to the area. I really felt like I got to know both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Barti was a comfortable and engaging guide; he talked, but not too much, about the history, the culture and the sites of the area. Everything went very smoothly, despite the 110 degree heat; the cars were always waiting for us with good air conditioning and cold water, and everything went according to the schedule Barti had designed for me. Excellent!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Karen, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and thank you for choosing me as your guide while in UAE. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Regards Barti
Alan SawyerUnited States
Barti provided us a great overview of Dubai and its growth and expansion in recent years. We experienced both traditional and modern cultures. We saw the key highlights of Dubai over the day. Having a driver provided Barti the ability to talk to us during the driving while providing us safe transport. It was also extremely welcome having a cool air condotioned vehicle waiting for us whenever we needed to travel to the next stop. We will definitely use Barti again for a future tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alan, It was a pleasure meeting your family and friend. Thank you for choosing me as your guide and booking the tour just by my name even before communicating with me by email. It will be great to see you again. Regards Barti
I would like to say that we completely enjoyed the company of Barti for my family of four. My teenage son was impressed as he listened to Barti explain the culture, the peaceful religion, the modernity, and the melting pot of the UAE citizenry in Dubai. You can sense the pride in his job and in telling the young history of Dubai. We highly recommend his private services. Thank you so much, Luther and family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Luther and Family, Thank you for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you all and being the private guide for your wonderful family. Thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mario, You are a man of few words and thank you for choosing me and being wonderful. Regards Barti
The full day tour was an excellent experience covering almost everything of Dubai. Barti was very easy going, knowledgeable and patient waiting for me taking pictures and videos. I highly recommend Barti. Thanks a lot for the wonderful day, I really enjoyed it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roland, Thank you very much for choosing me as your tour guide while in Dubai and I learnt from you a few photographic skills as well. Thank you for your friendliness and generosity. Regards Barti
Rande DavisUnited States
We took a full day tour by him in Dubai on February 12th 2017 and had a delightful time. He was very professional, efficient, knowledgeable, friendly, and VERY easy to understand. We had a limited amount of time in Dubai and he strategized to let us make the most of it. He also tailor make the tour to our liking. He had a separate driver so he was able to focus on us the whole time and explain things to us as much as we wanted. We never had to backtrack to get to the car, it was waiting for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rande, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and thank you for your generosity. I hope I will be able to meet you once again. Regards Barti
Gloria BolingerUnited States
If there were a 10 star rating, we would definitely rate Barti that. We left Dubai with a lot of information. Very pleasant, accommodating and ready to please our group. He spent long hours with us and did not rush at all. Conveys his knowledge in clear English. We highly recommend him and once again, ToursByLocals delivered more than promised.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gloria, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and thank you for choosing me as your tour guide. Regards Barti
Martin AufhauserMORAGA, CA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, Thank you for remembering me. Regards Barti
Eileen AustinUnited States
Barti did an excellent job for our tour in Dubai. My husband and I were so pleased with the itinerary and timing. We never felt rushed and had plenty of time for some shopping. Our questions were answered. We would highly recommend Barti to anyone who wants an informative tour. Barti is a world traveler himself and has vast knowledge about local and global events. We really enjoyed our experience and look forward to another tour with him one day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you both and I was able to share my local knowledge and learn from you as well. With this new beginning for America I hope more and more American tourists would visit this safe haven called Dubai and UAE. Thank you for your kind words and thank you for choosing me as your tour guide while in Dubai. Regards Barti
Barti has an engaging personality and was a pleasure to be with for the full day he guided me around Dubai. He obviously spent some serious effort to make my day interesting and to fulfill the wishes I expressed to him in regard to my interests. I can recommend Barti without qualification.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hugh, It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for choosing me as your tour guide while in Dubai. Thank you for your kindness. Regards Barti
David BernauerUnited States
Barti was the quintessinal guide....very knowledgable, helpful, and personable. The camel races were such a unique experience, well worth getting up early to get there by 6:30 am. And Barti knew just were to be to take it all in and get good pictures.Great , great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David and Mrs. David, It was a pleasure meeting you both and being your guide. Thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti
Denise RamseyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, Thank you for the rating and it was a pleasure meeting you and being your guide while in Dubai. Regards Barti
Marina NgUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marina, Thank you very much for choosing me as your tour guide and recommending me to your friends as well. Thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti
Judith TannerWakefield, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
We hired the team of Barti and very competent driver for two days in January 2016 and we were very pleased with all phases of the tour. Especially nice was the prompt pick up at our airport hotel location. On the first day, we opted for the 4 hour tour and this was a nice way to ease into the sights of Dubai. On the 2nd day, we took the full 10 hour tour. On both days, Barti and driver were on time and we felt we really got a first class experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judith, It was a pleasure meeting you both and thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti
Laurie BechtUnited States
Bari was very knowledgeable. A good overview of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Capable and nice. Well coordinated time-wise. Recommended. Driver was very good also.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Laurie, Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide during your trip to UAE. You were very kind and thank you very much. Regards Barti
Don A.United States
Barti was a last minute substitution, but turned out to be excellent. He communicated with us in a very timely fashion prior to our arrival. He arrived on time and with his own driver, so we could be dropped of close to the sites, and then picked up at different locations to minimize walking. He was very personable and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend him to others
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Don, Thank you for your kind words. It was a indeed a pleasure being your guide and thank you both for choosing me as the alternative in your last minute. Regards Barti
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: In the unusual case where a guide can't personally deliver a tour, the traveler is notified in advance and given the opportunity to cancel or accept the substitute.
Kristin W.United States
We were in Abu Dhabi for a day and a half and Dubai for one day. Barti arranged everything with great professionalism and care. He was fantastic at answering any questions we came up with but also gave us a great deal of knowledge about the areas we visited and he UAE in general. His prices were reasonable and inclusive of many attractions. One of party uses a wheelchair and Barti did a great job of making sure we had no logistical issues. The driver he hired, Ali, was also wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kristin, I would like to thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and your parents and you all have been wonderful. Thank you for choosing me as your family tour guide. Regards Barti
Elaine GoldsteinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elaine, Thank you. Regards Barti
Bob DacquistoUnited States
Barti was an excellent choice in our guide. He was patient, knowledgeable and a perfect host. We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Bob, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Regards Barti
Barti is an excellent guide with vast experience. He's accommodating, helpful, knowledgeable, patient and gentle. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends who have the interest to visit Dubai. I'm glad I make the right choice of choosing toursbylocals.com and Barti as our guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jenniffer, It was a pleasure meeting you and you group and being your guide for the two days. Thank you for choosing me and you all were wonderful. Regards Barti
My husband and I booked the Full Day Authentic Tour Dubai with Barti as our guide. It was so worth it and we definitely recommend this tour. Barti is the most kind and knowledgable person and it was a pleasure to spend the day with him and his driver Ali. We could ask anything - Barti knew everything. We learned so much about the city, locals, religion etc. We also enjoyed the comfortable and air-conditioned car. Thank you so much Barti! Johanna and Ronny from Switzerland
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Johanna and Ronny, Thank you for choosing me as your Private tour guide while in the UAE. Thank you very much for your generosity and kindness. I hope to see you again. Regards Barti
James AdamsUnited States
Barti was a great guide, English was excellent and very easy to understand. He was very open about his thoughts about Dubai and shared with us his extensive knowledge about this city. We freely admitted to our lack of knowledge about the local history and religion(s), and he was great at explainging it all to us. We only hired him for one day, but he recommended things for us to do on our own the following day. I would highly recommend using him as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you both and thank you for your generosity and your company. Regards Barti
James CrossUnited States
Really fantastic tour experience with Barti. Flexible and very accommodating. Couldn't ask for better !! Highly recommend using him. Will use him again if I return to Dubai.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, Its has been a pleasure being with you. Hope to see you again. Regards Barti
Mr Barti was extremely welcoming and very flexible with our schedule. His local knowledge is immense and commentary both informative and entertaining. Our driver for the day, Mr Ali did an excellent job and had us feeling completely at ease while we enjoyed the sights of Dubai. I would highly recommend Mr Barti to anyone planning a tour of this incredible area and look forward to booking another extended tour with him in the near future. Many thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tom, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you both. Thank you for choosing me as your tour guide while in Dubai and thank you for your kindness. Regards Barti
Barti, our tourguide, was very informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frederik, Thank you for choosing me as your guide. It was a pleasure meeting you all and your son Bob. Regards Barti
Christopher (Chris) RaynerHigham Ferrers, NORTHANTS, United Kingdom
Any visitor to Dubai should INSIST on this tour guide BARTI as he is magnificent!! , the Mr Wikipedia of Dubai . Most friendly & helpful tour guide we have ever had world wide with any company. We have had guides in many different countries including most of Asia and USA Canada, Europe inc France Spain Italy etc etc, this guide is way above any and more like having a friend hold your hand and take you around. He had independent driver so could accompany us to sights & tell us interesting facts. Great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Christopher, Thanks very much for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you all and thank you for choosing me as your guide. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Regards Barti
Thomas UrbanikRound Rock, TX, United States
Barti is knowledgeable about all aspects of Dubai. He is flexible in meeting needs. Could not have asked any more of him. Felt we saw everything from the latest aspects of modern Dubai to the authentic original city and markets.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thomas, It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and your wife. Thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti
This was outstanding experience! Barti was an extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful, flexible, helpful, friendly and professional guide. He readily modified his standard itinerary to meet our specific requests. He took us to a terrific local restaurant for lunch, which was delicious, filling and excellent value and gave us spot-on advice on what to do the following day when we were on our own. He even came back to our hotel the next day to make sure that a driver that we had engaged arrived on time. 5*+
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you for choosing me as your guide during your stay in Dubai. You all have been wonderful to me. Best regards to your wife and to your friends. Regards Barti
Very informative, and a fantastic way to tour a new city. Thank you Barti, the information shared with Sarah and myself allowed for a great week exploring the emirates
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robbie, Thank you for choosing me as your guide. Regards Barti
Pauo CollinsUnited States
Barti is a wonderful tour guide. He assisted greatly in the planning of our trip to Dubai. We had a group of 13 and he was able to personalize our tour to exactly what we wanted to do. He gave us travel tips that saved us time and money. I will definitely be using him on future trips to Dubai. Paul Collins
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paul, Thanks very much. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you all and being your guide. Thank you for your generosity and appreciate the great work you are all doing. Regards Barti
I would not stop over in Dubai without having a tour with Barti. Knowledge, intelligent discussion and friendliness are his hallmarks. Our itinerary was 100% flexible and Barti responded to all our wishes. He is truly an exceptional guide. George and Di Shirling, Sydney, Australia
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear George, Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed meeting you both and having the chance to be your tour guide. Hope to see you again. Regards Barti
Brilliant tour. Barti and his driver were excellent, and we would recommend them to anyone looking at spending a day seeing the sights and taking lots of photos. Very knowledgable, courteous, and obliging. Well worth the money spent!
Jeremy F.United States
Barti did a FANTASTIC job showing us the sites of Dubai! He took us to every site in Dubai with ease and expertise. What impressed me the most about Barti was his extensive knowledge of Dubai's history and the city as a whole. He had an intelligent answer for every question that was asked! Although Dubai is such a large city, Barti was able to show us every site we wanted to by tackling the city in an organized manner. His tour is great for first time visits to Dubai. I highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jeremy, Thanks very much for your kind words. I enjoyed the company of you and your parents and thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti
Ian GadsbyUnited Kingdom
The guide (Barti) was very knowledgable and extremely pleasant - he made the day special.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ian, Thanks. I hope you and your wife celebrated your wifes 70th birthday in a special way in Dubai. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Regards Barti
Barti was an amazing guide one of the best we have had. Nothing was any trouble to him and we even engaged him for another day!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harold, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you all and being your guide and thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti
Rehaan CassimSouth Africa
I really enjoyed my tour, if not for Bharti and his knowledge of Dubai I would not have seen Dubai in such light.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rehaan, Thank you for your kind words. I really enjoyed being with you during the tour. Look forward to seeing you soon. Regards Barti
Angelica Joyce SyleePhilippines
Intelligent and informative as well as very patient and polite. Thank you Barti for making my family comfortable during our tours to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Angelica, Thanks for your hospitality and my best regards to your family. Regards Barti
Barti shared his extensive knowledge of the places he showed us, in an entertaining way even with our children. He was friendly, approachable and an excellent companion for our parents which for us is a sure plus. He also gave us an "insider's" view and made sure we saw as much as possible in the time allocated, even provided us with recommendations of good restaurants and some local tips. We are very impressed and would highly recommend Barti to anyone who is heading to Dubai/Abu Dhabi.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Thiruselvam, Thank you for choosing me as your guide. It was indeed a pleasure being with you all and your children. I had a wonderful few days with you and your family. Thank you for your generosity. Regards Barti
We had a wonderful time on our tour, it was the highlight of our stay in Dubai.Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Dubai, Barti was very knowledgeable, polite and very easy going which made the day very enjoyable. The tour was everything it said it would be and more. Barti and his driver worked very well together as a team. most enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephen, I had a wonderful time with you all. Thank you all so much. Regards Barti
Carol PersonUnited States
This is the 4th tour by locals that i have been on (Rio, Hanoi, Saigon, and now Dubai). Barti was my guide in Dubai and he continued the toursbylocals.com tradition of excellence. From the first email inquiry, to the drop off (and help navigating thru the airport) Barti was outstanding. Knowledgeable and with excellent English it was a fabulous tour. Highest recommendations!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Peter and Carol Person, Thanks so much for your kind words. Thank you for your generosity and it was enjoyable being your tour guide. Regards Barti
Barti and his driver were extremely helpful and informative. He was able to answer every question we threw at him. He is a wealth of knowledge. We had a fantastic day. Barti allowed us to choose what we wanted to do but also provided guidance/suggestions when requested. Having a local guide was the best thing we ever did. I can only highly recommend that anyone visiting Dubai engages the help of Barti to get them around. It enabled us to see so much more in a day than we could have done so by ourselves.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Monique and Chris, I really enjoyed being with the four of you especially your two lovely little children and it was fun. Thank you all so much. Regards Barti
Ginger HicksUnited States
Barti was wonderful and delivered all that he promised. Having a driver was perfect - Barti was able to devote all his time to us. His English is excellent and his knowledge of Dubai is impressive. He worked with us to revise the tour time and content to meet our needs. Would highly recommend Barti!!!!! This tour and this guide are certainly worth the price. Thanks Barti - Ginger Hicks, Marie Whitener, Jon & Barbara Swann 6/1/2014.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ginger,Marie, Jon and Barbara Thank you all very much for choosing me as your guide. I really enjoyed being your guide and thank you for your generosity. By the way the weather now in June 24th time frame is much much hotter than when you were here on June 1st. Regards Barti
Teresa MacGregorUnited States
Barti was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs and interests. He went out of his way to ensure that we had a great day in Dubai. If you want to see Dubai in one day, Barti is your man! We highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Teresa, Thanks very much for your kind words. It was indeed a pleasure being your tour guide. Regards Barti
Ed DombrowskiUnited States
Barti is a top-notch guide. His professionalism, knowledge and experience are everything you would want and expect from a tour guide. His patience is to be noted too. As an avid photographer and someone who likes to stop and take a lot of photos, I never felt rushed or hurried along. He's very courteous and makes you feel very comfortable during your journey. If I ever come back to Dubai, I wouldn't hesitate to schedule Barti again. Recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ed, It was heartening to know the great work you are doing for less fortunate children around the world. It was a pleasure meeting you and being your guide. Regards Barti
Dave AndersonUnited States
Very happy with Barti. Significant amount of knowledge about history and culture. Really enjoyed Barti and would definitely recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, I enjoyed being with you and your family and certainly your three lovely Children being mostly vegetarian gave me a different perspective about the positive qualities of being a vegetarian. Regards Barti
We are very satisfied with Barti's service and capability as a tour guide. He is extremely polite and always looked after our well being. He's also very good with young children. My last child enjoyed riding on his back haha! He also helped in booking restaurants for another day and was very helpful in recommending places to go and eat. Great job Barti! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jackson, It was a pleasure being your guide and thank you so much. Your children and family are wonderful, it was great being with you all. Regards Barti
Barti is the best tour guide we have ever had. He customised our itinerary based on our needs and prepared the perfect program. He was informative, knew the answers to all of our questions and spoke English perfectly. He also went out of his way to ensure we had a wonderful time. Thank you Barti!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David and Sarah, Thank you so much for choosing me as your tour guide. You both were wonderful to be with and I enjoyed your company. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Regards Barti
Frank IngramUnited States
We have traveled to 87 countries and never have we had a guide more professional, kind, knowledgeable and helpful than Barti! We will recommend your company and him always. A terrific day with a great guide. Thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Frank and Geraldine, It was a pleasure being your guide and I have only met a few people who have travelled to so many countries like you have. I am glad you enjoyed Dubai which is so different from Sacramento, California where you came from. Regards Barti
Franklin GrahamUnited States
Had full day private tour. Barti was thoroughly knowledgeable, professional, courteous and considerate. We had a fantastic, personalized tour that he designed for us that included everything we wanted to see. He was patient and answered all of our questions. We feel that we had an authentic and fun experience of Dubai. Highly recommend Barti and ToursByLocals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr and Mrs Graham, You all had come from Virginia, USA which is one of my favorite places to visit in the future and I was able to share my local knowledge about my Dubai which is around 11,000 Km from Virginia.I enjoyed being your Guide and thanks for your company. Thank you for your kind words. Regards Barti
Jorge Puiggros mazuelaviña del mar, V, Chile
excelent tour guide, excelent person, high knowledge, very friendly is one of the best I have had, Congratulations, very punctual, very open, excelent person and excelent driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jorge, You both chose me as your Tour Guide while in Dubai all the way from Santiago, Chile which is coincidently my middle name and I enjoyed being your guide. Thanks very much for your kind words. Regards Barti
Professional, knowledgeable and accommodating. Simply what we were looking for a tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ernie, Thanks very much for your kind words. Hope to see you again soon. Barti
This tour was excellent! Barti is a lovely tour guide! He was very accommodating to our groups needs, he was punctual and the tour bus that was organised for our group was comfortable. This tour and guide are highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stephanie, Thanks very much for your kind words. I hope you all had a lovely vacation and cruise as well. Look forward to seeing you all again. Regards Barti
Suzan PiazzaUnited Kingdom
Barti is absolutely outstanding!!! My husband and I visited Dubai in May 12 We found Barti to be one of the most knowledgable, honest and accomadating guides we have EVER had. Suzy & Jon UK
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzan, Thanks very much for your time and your kind words. Regards Barti
Barti gave us the best tour of Dubai imaginable. We would highly recommend him to anyone else. He was so informative and guess what, I remember most of the stuff he told me. The time went so fast cause as you know, time goes fast when you're having fun. Thank you again Tours By Locals for this fantastic guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ron and Chris, It was indeed a pleasure being with you both. Thank you for your kind words. Barti R.