We really enjoyed Turkey. The tour group dynamics were great and the leader,Salih, was good. The tour included ample free time to cache and explore. We did Intepid’s Turkey Experience tour with a German lady, and Australian couple, 6 single Australian ladies and us.
Turkey is a much larger country, 303,224 sq mi, than I really appreciated before. It has a larger land size that any state but Alaska and the many mountains lead to narrow, windy roads and long travel times.
The cost is relatively low and the food is good. We drink bottled water but are eating most of the food and have not gotten sick. The public toilets tend to be ‘Asian style’ toilets, a porcelain hole in the ground with ridges to help your feet not slip. They are flushed with a bucket of water.