Wednesday, April 10, 2013
How do you meet and get to know "real people" and not just tour guides and fellow travelers who look and act in predicable ways, the way you do? The pictures you see here are the delightful children of our hosts in Istanbul we were privileged to meet on a home exchange. What's it like to be a child in Turkey, to go to school, have friends and birthday parties, live as a member of a family? There is no better way to get to know the answers to these real questions of "real people" in the country you visit than through a home exchange or The Affordable Travel Club. What is it like to live in Turkey, to experience the daily work-a-day life of a family living here? There is no other way than to experience that daily life the way "real people" do. Doing a home exchange for an extended period or enjoying the benefits of ATC for a shorter period are the only way.