I am working with Explore from 2003 and I can tell you that it is a wonderful experince. I met during this 9 years a big diversity of people, from people working in diplomacy to simple people, and almost all of them never visited Romania before. The beauty of my job is to be the first one (in Romania) to tell them about our history, culture, nature, wildlife …. This is why I am honored to work as a Tour Leader.
What is the view from your office?
Hills, mountains, nice people, beautiful cities and countryside
What in your opinion is the best thing about the job?
Getting the chance to work with so many different people.
What is the best place to visit in your country and why?
Come on the 11-day tour and you will see most of the best places in Romania.
Describe one of the local customs in your country?
Painting eggs for Easter.
What do your customers often forget to pack and what other recommendations would you have?
Not to forget: sun screen, rain coat, walking boots, camera.
Describe the funniest event you ever witnessed with a group?
During a walk in the mountains (area frequented by bears especially in that period) on a narrow path, I was walking behind the first in the line. At some moment she stopped and she was very scared. I was not able to see what was in front so I thought that she saw a bear. I start to make loud noises. When I saw that there is no bear I asked her why she was so terrified – “I just saw a lizard (a salamander) and I am so afraid of them”. So imagine my face when I heard that all the trouble was for a small lizard and not for a bear.
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