We just wanted you to know what a wonderful time we are having driving thru Turkey. We have managed to find all of the hotels without directions and without a good map. You should be proud! We have loved all the accommodations and it would be hard to pick a favorite. We are in Sirince now and looking forward to our dinner tonight. The rooms in Istanbul were not great but the people were very nice to us. We really enjoyed Mahir and thought he was wonderful. You would not believe how much we saw in 2 days with him! He was terrific! Thank you and thank him again for us. The balloon ride with Lars was a definite highlight. He was wonderful. We were lucky to have him. Thank you for everything. We love Turkey and look forward to returning! Julie