A Practical Guide To Cappadocia
Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:43 PM
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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:35 PM
Thank you, we are just trying to put back some of the help that our friends gave out with counting. The time they spent coming with us to the TEDAS or the Kaymakam or explaining those silly adverts you get all the time on your phone.
Vicky, I'm very impressed with your website. It's colourful, inviting and easy to navigate and has the added bonus of giving us inside information about which hotels to use and which shops to visit. Well done.
We have learned lots of things from Turkey and Turkish people, one of them being the imoprtance of old values like honesty and integrity. One restaurant owner ran after us and offered us money for us to put him on our Top of Turkey site. We visit all the establishments that we publish and I had been in his kitchen, had seen the greasy walls in the kitchen, heard the "tak, tak, tak" of my trainers on the greasy floor, seen his black nails and it was no, even though we had nothing in the fridge.
On a side note anybody has an idea how Lonely Planet works? They put a virulent review of a hotel run by someone we knew that was completely unjustified and when I sent an email contesting such a really horrible review I got this reply :
"Our authors are sent out on the road every two or three years, depending on the title, to do on-the-ground research for our guidebooks. There is simply not enough time for the authors to stay in every hotel, eat in every restaurant or use all the tour companies listed in our books, but they will visit these places (usually anonymously) and speak to other travellers they meet on the road to find the best businesses to recommend. They also use feedback sent in by our readers and emails from businesses such as your own to help with their research."
Which means that the guy can sit in his armchair in Edinburgh and write up hotel reviews of Turkey based on hearsay. Sounds like a good job!