set the scene young man!
My Dad used to tell me, 'you can learn more traveling 10 miles, than you can reading 10 miles of books' - rubbish, I thought. Not to say my Dad was illiterate, or simply impatient with print on page, he was a traveller, having traversed many bodies of water on-board shipping containers working as an electrician, he was always the one to call out where a famous movie scene was with those resonating scottish words, 'I've been there Jimmy'. Needless to say, growing up, his travels were very influential on me, particularly while watching the Italian Job or Once Were Warriors.
Traveling widens one's perspective, it humbles and demands you to put your own stories into context, it allows you to be absorbed into history and development simultaneously through the use of languages, by enjoying food and music, art and culture, not to mention architecture and design.
In this blog: Tourguide admissions, I'm going to write about my experiences on the road as a Tour guide in Europe - my perception of European countries and peoples, as well as my own passengers who are coming from all over the world and always having a great time. We'll begin with departure day in London where we are bound for Paris, you need to have your passport, luggage and money ready to hit the road, first a drive to Dover, then a ferry crossing to Calais, then straight to Paris.
see you at checkin.