Would you like to learn what tour guides don’t usually share? I’m talking about the hidden part of the iceberg! Let me know and I’ll post it next week.
A good amount of scientific research is focused on the aspects I mention. This post is just a very informal way of sharing with you what could be seen as a visible part of this job.
Talking about your favorite topics: art, history, society…it is very easy to get passionate!
Meeting new people: not only people who follow you but also colleagues and random people you meet on the spot during work days.
Learning constantly: I love studying so I find it a really pleasant activity in my job routine. Also, interesting conversations with people, masterclasses, and lectures are really good sources of information.
Fun moments: there are plenty of them each day!
Switching languages: if you work in different languages, being a tour guide keeps you well-trained.
Physical exercise: walk, walk, and walk…the streets are my gym!
Being outside on sunny days: talking and walking during a beautiful sunny morning is a real blessing.
Never getting bored: even if you sometimes repeat yourself and visit the same cities every week, the circumstances are always somehow different, especially the people you meet.
If you are a fellow tour guide, please let me know in the comments if I forgot something.