I've just wrapped up a trip through Spain and Portugal to update my guidebooks for that wonderful corner of Europe. I especially enjoyed spending time with the local guides we recommend. It occurred to me that a guide should not only be a fine teacher, but also a window into how the locals think and communicate.
For instance, as I was exploring a tiny Algarve village with my guide, I commented that anyone who lives here must know what everyone else is up to... Read more
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