About the Book
This book is about a 15-day group tour of 40 participants in a GoAhead (www.goaheadtours.com - IF YOU book any tour with GoAhead and use MY NAME, you get $100 off that tour, and I get the same credit, also for wife/significant other. You get great flight pricing with their tours) Tour busing around western Turkey. It is a candid look of selected parts of the country as the American tourists enjoyed themselves with Tour Director Suleyman Karaz. It was also the basis for another book, "The Cats of Turkey," also just uploaded in Blurb. Scenics of historic sites are a major part, but it is also spaced out with the tour members having fun. Also three of us had a few extra days, so we did see more in Istanbul than the scheduled tour.
I was a news photographer and picture editor for seven newspapers, and member of the National Press Photographers Assc. since 1956. A Life Member of the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association, after being the Picture Editor at The Sacramento (CA) Union (1968-89), New York Newsday (1989-94), and Contra Costa Times (1994-96) when I retired after 40-years in the newspaper business - starting as a shooter since 1956. I'm retired but still shoot and actively travel today for my own interest. The assorted blurb.com books have turned out to be a way to gather many of my images for nice and simple presentations.