Turkey : Turkish Delight and Everything Nice

Istanbul, Turkey

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May 11 - 21, 2019
Group size: 1-12
Turkey : Turkish Delight and Everything Nice
Istanbul, Turkey

Globe Drifters
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$3500
Deposit: $1750
May 11 - 21, 2019
Group size: 1-12

About this trip

Explore the historic churches, mosques and castles of Istanbul as you learn about the various empires that once ruled Turkey. Navigate through subterranean tunnels and homes that date back to the 7th century B.C in Cappadocia. Bathe in crystal-blue, natural thermal pools at the 'cotton castle'  in Pamukkale and so much more.  Turkey has a vast and varied history with awe-inspiring scenery so come join us on this trip to discover all of Turkey's hidden treasure!

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A pretty deep dive into several diverse locales in western Cuba, travelling in a small group on a good 24 passenger Chinese built mini bus with a fabulous, knowledgeable, intelligent English speaking young guide named Mickel. Staying at B&B's, or Casas Particulares as they are known in Cuba, was OK if you're not expecting a Hilton Motel. Each one had good clean bedding, strong, but oddly inflexible A/C system, a room safe, and was situated in a good location. Plumbing was usually good but water pressure could pose a problem occasionally. , Water is a common problem in the 'worker's paradise' where everyone is equal, as in equally poor. The Cuban Convertible Peso, pegged to the USD rules; the regular peso of the people is dying a slow death. Rather than recommend this trip, I say that it should be MANDATORY for any American who has an unearned gov't entitlement, especially college grads who have Federally insured loans. I have neither but I still am digesting the experience two weeks later. Cuba is at a crossroads; it can stay the course and wind up like Venezuela, or veer toward private ownership, and prosper like China has done. I blew a kiss to the air when I landed home in FLL. Great trip, but I would like to understand why such an inexpensive location (casas were $20-$65 per night) was over $2500. That was the sole reason I gave it only four stars out of five. Terry G.
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While I would travel with Globe Drifters again and do recommend them, it was Mikel, our Cuba tour guide who really made this trip a cultural experience. It is extremely obvious that he has developed relationships with people in order to enhance travelers experience. And, I lost my passport and Mikel went out of his way to attempt to track it down at the airport where I believed it was lost. He did not have to do that and when he couldn’t find it, he stayed with me the entire 3 hours it took to get a new one. In that process, he remained calm and deciphered how to best get me a new passport. If you go to Cuba with an interest in learning about the country, you will have a great time. If you are interested in bringing items to share with people I’d recommend, bars of soap, toilet paper, tampons, baby wipes, and sunscreen.