YOUR HOST I have been living 20 years in Turkey and have worked in the field of tourism as a travel leader of trekking and tours, managed a holiday pension and worked as a holiday representative for Dutch tour operators. Becoming tired with the hectic life of large-scale tourism I decided to take a gamble and go my own way. My dream has always been to live in a house on a mountain with a wild garden and this began as a small child in the mountain garden of my grandmother. I had almost met that dream by finding the right location and building my house but I never had any time in my garden. I began with my hobby which is writing and drawing and then decided I wanted to share my dream with others who also enjoy the beauty of nature.
The other occupants of Dirim are three dogs and we also have a donkey inherited from my elderly neighbour.
I am fluent in Turkish and English and have lived in different parts of Turkey, including the Western Black Sea area and Cappadocia in central Turkey. I love to impart my knowledge of the area and the country and can help with tours both close by and further afield.