I TOOK MY PARENTS TO TURKEY AND IT WAS AMAZING!
This was our 5th big international trip together, but it’s their first Muslim-majority country. Being Jewish, I knew that it would be an eye-opener for them, and it certainly was.
We were led by our local Turkish friend, Anil — starting in Istanbul, then heading down South to Antakya, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, and Kilis (on the Syrian border).
From the mouth-watering cuisine to the ancient historical sites and everything in between – Turkey is just FANTASTIC (seriously, one of my favorite countries in the world) and it was special to experience it alongside my Mom and Dad. I think that this was my favorite trip yet with my parents.
And most importantly, they now have a different perspective on Muslims and Islamic culture!!! They can fully understand that Jews and Muslims are SO similar, and that’s a beautiful thing :