Kasper is a terrific guide. He is fabulous at connecting with people of all sorts, from simple vendors to well-educated. He knows the City inside out and showed us some of his favorite places which we would never have seen on our own because we are tourists. He can customize a tour to anyone's wishes. His Turkish is fluent and a godsend to non-speakers like us. He knows the history and the sites as well as the backstreets and neighborhoods a tourist would not find. His sunny disposition and intelligent conversation are also a real plus. We wish him all the best in the future and hope he will come visit us at our home one of these days!
This was a great way to get an insider's perspective on how people live in different neighborhoods in Istanbul and go beyond the traditional tourist experience. I especially enjoyed the local food (and drink!) that we had the chance to try, along with the personal touch. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to get a real taste of life in Istanbul!