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Welcome to turkeyhandbook.com
My name is Tarik Senova. I am an experienced professional tour guide, introducing
tourists of many nationalities to Turkey and its wonders. Since 1998, I have also introduced people to
Turkey through this website. Whether you're visiting Turkey or just interested,
I wrote this site for you.
On this site I introduce Turkey's
history, tourist sites,
regions, culture and
Islam, the religion of most Turks.
All the major cities are covered, including
Edirne and others. I also introduce such important figures as
Suleyman the Magnificent,
Yunus Emre, Karacaoglan,
Namik Kemal, Ottoman
sultans and prime ministers and
presidents of the Turkish Republic.
Other sections detail Turkey's
holidays and fairs,
national parks, archaeological sites,
skiing, even camel wrestling !
What is RSS?
I'm a licensed tour guide in English and French and Italian with an experience in
arranging private and regular
tours individually designed for tourists and business people for over 15 years.
I was born in Istanbul
in 1972 and love this city and Turkey more than any other place in the world,
which is why I chose to
be a guide in this ancient lands after living abroad for several years. I
enjoy sharing my love and
knowledge of this magical, lively, and unique country with a great passion.
I studied and earned my associate degree in Tourism and Hotel Management at the
University of Ankara. Then I went to a special course made by the Ministry of
Culture and Tourism of
Turkey and at the end passed a strict exam on art, archaeology,
geography and law, earning my
tour guide license. Apart of continuous studies and updates of the history and
culture of Turkey,
every year I follow professional seminars regarding the travel business and
guiding. You can read my detailed Resume as well.
I collaborate with other guides as well for many other languages, all licensed
by the Government too,
who I've chosen not only based on their deep knowledge of the country, but also
for their warmth and
communication skills. My professional aim is based on helping a foreign guest
discover Turkey as you
would with a trusted Turkish friend. You may prefer private guided
families and small groups
in order to get a better service, flexible itineraries, and tailor-made at the
most comfortable pace.
All of my travel services are coordinated with licensed local Tour Operators
and are based on guests'
satisfaction rather than a commercial activity. My main concern is to make my
guest comfortable and
pass him/her all the knowledge I have on my country in order to promote
and gain another
"goodwill ambassador" abroad. Because this kind of service would be the one that
I'd look when I
travel, viewing from a "tourist" eye.
Because of the many archaeological sites and the difficulty/difference of the
Turkish language, if
you're planning a visit to Turkey it would be a good idea to hire services of an official
guide who speaks your language and has a very deep knowledge of his heritage.
Many tours can be arranged in Turkey, there are very good land and air
connections between the cities
and historical sites. You will find some example itineraries of major routes in
the Tours page. Apart
of the ones written there, so many custom made itineraries can also be arranged
upon your request.
Now, please enjoy my website and discover Turkey, feel free to send me your
feedback or questions. I
hope to see you in this beautiful country of ours, where the Continents meet.