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Read the journal...
We'd been dreaming of going on a Europe Through the Back Door tour for several years, and finally got serious about it back in the year 2000, when we decided to go on the Best of Turkey tour in the fall of 2002. As experienced independent travellers, we were a little nervous about going on our first tour. On the other hand, we knew the Rick Steves philosophy from his books and TV shows, and felt that any tour he was organizing wouldn't be like the ones we'd seen tromping through museums in huge packs.
After the first day on the tour, we'd gotten over our doubts, and by the end of the tour, we were talking about our next ETBD tour. Scandinavia, perhaps?
We hope that you'll enjoy this photo album and trip journal, and that it will give you a little taste of what travelling in Turkey with ETBD was like. The photos were taken by both of us, while Sonja kept the journal while we were on the trip. Happy viewing!
Sonja Kueppers & John Pfeifer