Caner and his family were absolutely the most wonderful hosts! Caner took me step-by-step via text to get me to the right place in town where he met me. A couple of hours later, he did the same for my friend. We were welcomed so warmly. His mother had delicious foods prepared for us, and we got to enjoy a family meal. Their house is absolutely lovely; comfortable, clean, and it just feels like home. We slept comfortably and in the morning, enjoyed a shower before tasty kahvalti. Not only were they perfect hosts at home, but then Caner's sister took my friend and I sightseeing around the city. We had a fantastic day. Finally, she took us to the proper bus station and waited with us after arranging our details. Even though our Turkish is pretty sparse, Caner easily remedied the situation with good-ol' (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)Translate alongside his own English, which is better than my Turkish. But who needs grammar and extensive vocabulary when you have such warm and genuine people?
Oh! And Kaptan, of course [the dog]. He is a sweetie!
I can't imagine a better experience.