aus einem Brief an einen Reiseveranstalter:
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Kappadokien war super, alles einfach perfekt, wir hatten wundervolle Tage, unvergesslich, diese Landschaft, einfach einmalig. Wenn man bedenkt, wie viele Touristenbusse dort hin fahren, dass die Menschen teilweise in Riesengruppen durch die "High lights" gelotst werden, hatten wir das Riesenglück mit unserem Reiseleiter, welcher Kappadokien kennt und versteht wie kein zweiter, durch unberührte Täler, in unbekannte Kirchen und Höhlen vorzudringen. Auch die Pension ist wunderschön, sehr gemütlich und heimelig, die Zimmer im landestypischen Stil, einfach und bescheiden aber herzlich und charmant und wundervoll im Zentrum von Göreme gelegen. Bernd, der Reiseleiter, verstand es nicht nur, meine Freundin Joelle und mich zu begeistern durch Kompetenz und Fachwissen, er hatte auch so einen tollen Draht zu den 4 Kindern gefunden, dass sogar der etwas schwierige 15 järige Sohn von Joelle meinte, er habe die tollsten Ferien seines Lebens verbracht, und das will was heissen, sitzt er doch sonst nur in seinem Hotelzimmer rum. Kurz und gut, die 4 Tage waren einmalig.... Also nochmals vielen Dank aus dem kalten und regnerischen Luxemburg

Pascale    21/09/2006


Lieber Bernd, ich möchte mich noch einmal -auch im Namen von Christiana- ganz herzlich für alles bedanken, was Du mit uns gemacht hast (und was wir allein nicht gesehen und erlebt hätten). Es war wirklich ein großartiges Erlebnis.... Für heute herzliche Grüße Dein Peter 05.06.2005
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Prof. Dr. Peter Trenk-Hinterberger
Universität Bamberg
Lehrstuhl fuer Arbeits- und Sozialrecht
Feldkirchenstrasse 21
96052 Bamberg

Prof. Dr. Peter Trenk-Hinterberger    05/06/2005


We cannot express in words the experience that we had in beautiful Göreme. We came for a vacation. But the time we have spent here meant so much more, sleeping in a cave would have been fun, but Bernd has shared his live with us. From the moment we arrived, Bernd taught us about the region, the people, history, architecture, and culture, we have had the opportunity to see and to feel an authentic Cappadocian life, thanks to him. He brought us to the treasures of the region. We hiked around the fairy chimneys, explored caves that were ancient monasteries, and crawled into underground cities that tourists seldom visit. He is a walking encyclopedia, happy to share his knowledge.... This has been a place we will never forget, and once we will surely come back to. Thanks for everything. Love,

Mary and Adrian Gonzalez-Martinez. New York. USA.    31/07/2003


Dear Bernd,
against all kinds of mass tourism, against all touristy guides, we arrived in this paradise, and we have found an angel who, with love and passion, has shown the beauties of this part of the world where nature has forgotten its rules to seem really crazy, as you say. We have to thank you for giving us the chance to share the sunset with you, to appreciate and understand the history...hidden behind these stones, to wake up in the morning and to have all this paradise under our feet and over our heads. Your love in what you are doing is wonderful like the place surrounding you, and we wish that you will succeed in the way that you plan.

P.S. The visit in the churches with your explanations was a wonderful experience, like the place where people had to climb up on this stone to speak to the others. It seemed that everything was like it was a long time ago. Good luck in your projects, follow your dreams and... carpe diem quam minimum credola potierum.

Elena and Francesco.    15/8/2004


Bernd is very enthusiastic when it comes to the nature and the culture of Cappadocia. He likes to explore the valleys around Göreme with his customers and knows quite a lot of hidden churches. Because of his studies in history he has the ability to give profound explanations about the churches.

Felix Krull. Australia.    14/09/2004


We came to this magic place, a hidden paradise...where a german man running the most beautiful place in the area became our master: we intended to stay 2 nights an we stayed 7...we knew nothing about valleys, churches, villages, now we know 5%, a quality 5%....as Bernie is right, you need a lifetime to see discover and understand this place that is even more crazy than Amsterdam. First day Bernie told us that this place is working like a big family...Turkish style meals...cooking together...at the beginning we thought it was bullshit...but it works exactly like that, and it's absolutely the best way to meet Cappadocia. Best wishes,

Claire and Ruggero    19/07/2003