Rosie’s love of travel began when she took a GAP year between school and university, and worked and travelled for a year in the UK and Europe. After completing a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University, she returned to Europe, studied in France and finally put her feet down in Turkey to live and work as a Tour Leader for two years. Returning home to ‘find a real job’, she thought she’d try to turn something she loved, showing people her Turkey, into a real job!
She has now been leading tours of Turkey for seven years and still can’t get enough of it. Her favourite place in Turkey is the magical Mediterranean coastline, and her favourite Turkish dish is Midye Dolma- steamed mussels stuffed with spicy rice and purchased from a street vendor in a side street of Istanbul. Rosie’s wealth of knowledge of the country, as well as her contacts and Turkish language skills, mean that you can be assured of a comprehensive and fun tour of this wonderful country.
Croatia has recently been added to her repertoire too. First visiting the country in 2014, Rosie fell in love with the glittering Med towns, the rich, varied history and the crisp white wine! Together with her excellent Ground Operators, she organises and leads an in-depth and exciting tour of Croatia each year.
Rosie is the Director of Mosaic Travel and leads the Portakal Tour, the Magnificent Croatia Tour, and the Black Sea Odyssey Tour each year, as well as other tours on request. She co-ordinates and operates all other tours.
Rosie is a licensed Travel Agent and as well as operating tours, can attend to any travel assistance required.
Ground Operator for Turkey
Adem manages the travel services for Mosaic Travel’s Turkey Tours. Adem and his NZ-born wife married on a beautiful local beach near Ephesus in 2005, and have a 7-year old bi-lingual daughter.
Adem’s twenty-year background in tourism and hospitality, his own international travel experiences, together with his Travel Agent certification have given him the knowledge, contacts, and experience to enable him to co-ordinate tours and other travel services for his customers.
Tour Guide for Turkey
Caglar grew up in a typically traditional Turkish family in a Black Sea coastal town. As a child he loved soccer, but when he broke his leg, he was make to spend lunchtimes looking up English words in the dictionary instead of playing. His plan B (since professional soccer player wasn’t going to happen) was a career in linguistics.
While at university studying linguistics and professional Tour Guiding, Caglar quickly realized that he’d have to learn his housewife mum’s recipes in order to survive! Cooking and eating are definitely two of Caglar’s favourite hobbies, and his favourite Turkish food is Hamsi, fresh anchovies, local to his home town.
Since 2005, he has loved working as a licensed Tour Guide all over Turkey. He has travelled extensively in the small groups to Europe, Asia and North America and appreciates the colourful differences and similarities of foreign cultures.
While Caglar loves teaching his guests about Turkey’s rich history, he also has the latest knowledge of the hottest bars and restaurants in Istanbul, and loves to share this knowledge.
Caglar is the expert Tour Guide for Istanbul on the The Portakal Tour. He also operates and guides tailor-made private tours on request for Mosaic Travel.
Ground Operators for Croatia
Her inspiration has always been the beautiful Croatian coast, nature, tradition, and history, and she loves arranging holidays tours for people to her hometown of Dubrovnik. When not running around the office, she is reading books and spending time in nature with her husband.
A Culture and Tourism Graduate, Anja joined her mother at the travel agency and with enthusiasm, creates extraordinary experiences for her clients. She has always had her heart set on travelling and organisation. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, Dalmatian cuisine as well as skiing in the winter time.
Both are enthusiastic travellers and nature lovers.
Tour Leader for Croatia
Sue has always been fascinated by travel, and in particular, the culture, lifestyle and history of a destination. She loves to cook, so the produce on offer at local markets, and in charming cafes and restaurants is a source of constant delight – and in Croatia, the salty feta, ripe, plump tomatoes, fresh herbs, and locally caught seafood are irresistible!
Croatia offers a wide and varied travel experience. A country of fertile lands which produce fine crops. Rich soil which supports a strong wine-making industry. The warm breezes and azure seas of the Adriatic. Crystalline lakes set within lush National Parks. Narrow cobblestone walkways and seaside promenades. Engaging, friendly locals eager to show us their unique country.
Sue Heath will lead the Magnificent Croatia tour in September.
Tour Leader for Cuba
Nicole is particularly passionate about Cuba where she fell in love with the music, the dancing, the culture and also a Cuban. After 3 years of living in Cuba and running a small tour agency for backpackers, Nicole and her husband moved back to South Australia. She started working as a specialist wholesaler of the Caribbean and even leading small tour groups to the Dominican Republic.
Sharing her passion and love for this region is her goal and she wants to make sure that everyone who travels there returns with the same enthusiasm.
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