Asli was a part-time teacher at a University in Istanbul. After a long career in Istanbul, running a travel company and a hotel she changed her life to become a chef in Bodrum. She has collected many recipes and stories while traveling all over Turkey and abroad and inherited many from her family members and now she used to run a well-known restaurant in Bodrum and is willing to share what she has saved all her life and is trying to promote Turkish cuisine to the world as much as she can.
Haluk used to be an industrial designer. After a long career in Istanbul from banking to construction, he decided to follow his destiny, and ever since, he has been painting. He exhibited his work at many exhibitions in Turkey, Australia, and the USA. The house is his palette and there is artwork all over the place, he loves to teach and share his knowledge about painting, history of art, and the country.
Ayla Ortabaşı has a classical Miniature and Islamic Arts major from the Fine Arts Academy in Istanbul, she will help you learn about the classical Ottoman painting arts during this vacation.