Yvonne HubmayrUnited States
Hanifi is a super-friendly, kind, accommodating, punctual and well-educated family man. We loved his anecdotes and snippets of eclectic information. He is a literate man who loves to tell a story. He knows Istanbul inside out and loves to show it off to visitors. Our 3 days with Hanifi were comfortable, stress free, fun and we visited many sights that we otherwise would not have had time or energy to see. He also went out of his way to help us with special arrangements. Thank you Hanifi!
Jason AddlespergerUnited States
Hanifi was superb. We spent three days with him, and enjoyed every minute of our time and covered fast parts of Istanbul. Hanifi has great historical and architectural knowledge to share. He has such a positive attitude about life. I can't recommend him enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: How nice words you said about me. It was a great pleasure to share the time with you. Take care of your lovely wife. Don't forget to lift your left foot up enough :)
Richard KwangHong Kong
His energy, enthusiasm and knowledge filled my journey with absolute joy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: “Silence is the language of Allah, all else is poor translation.” - Rumi
James KnollmillerUnited States
Hanifi was definitely a 5-star guide. His obvious love and enthusiasm for the city, his depth of knowledge, his thoughtfulness and sense of humor made him an excellent companion for four days. We never seemed to stop talking about anything and everything Turkish--its history, culture, people, religion, politics, language, food. He was well versed on any topic.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Thank you for your rate. It was pleasure to be your guide.
Our three days with Hanifi in Istanbul were unforgettable! He really knows his city and it's history. Thanks so much!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your rate and beautiful words. Here I am adding some poems from Rumi as beautiful as yours. “I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” ― Rumi
Richard PendrillUnited Kingdom
An excellent guide who was always on time and made our trip to Istanbul very interesting. We also saw things that some tourists would miss. Highly recommended
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tanks for your rate and your lovely words. Here some for you from Turkish Poet Rumi -------------- One who does what the Friend wants done will never need a friend. There's a bankruptcy that's pure gain. The moon stays bright when it doesn't avoid the night. A rose's rarest essence lives in the thorn. From Soul of Rumi ----------------
Thomas GeorgeHinsdale, IL, United States
Hanifi is a wonderful tour guide. His English is very fluent and easy to understand. We were able to see the highlights of Istanbul in only 3 days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much it was nice to be with you. Best wishes from istanbul.