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Interview with I Wayan, the TripAmigos guide from Bali

Interview with I Wayan, the TripAmigos guide from Bali

  What makes a good local guide? I Wayan says that he loves the old tradition of Bali and admires the beautiful nature of the island. To share it with visitors is a dream. I Wayan, how long have you been working as a Bali tour guide? I join two jobs. I work as a driver and a private tour guide, so I’m quite flexible. I’m in the business for ten years. Bali is an amazing place. What is most interesting…

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Interview with Jero, the TripAmigos guide from Bali

Interview with Jero, the TripAmigos guide from Bali

Jero works in Bali as a tour guide. As you see in the photos he likes people, gathers them around himself. It is one of the most important things about a tour guide. To be with people, always smiling and willing to help. That’s Jero! We were talking to Jero about his work, his views on a tour guide job and about his home, Bali. Bali is not only about beaches and temples. Bali is a beautiful, rich tradition, spiritual…

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11 practical souvenirs from India. Guide for minimalists.

11 practical souvenirs from India. Guide for minimalists.

It is easy to get some souvenirs while traveling. They stand at each stall and say: buy me, I am beautiful, local and I will remind you of this fascinating journey! I was sensitive to these questions, so I used to always buy some. Wooden Buddha, jade Ganesha, brass elephant, each of these things was indeed beautiful, but after a while, the figurines stopped to fit on the mantelpiece. So soon after retuning from the emergency room, after three marble…

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HOW TO FIND A GUIDE?

HOW TO FIND A GUIDE?

The holidays are near, so you had to make many decisions, such as where to go, where you’ll stay and what you’re going to do there.  You also have to decide how and what you’ll be sightseeing: alone, with a group, or with a private guide? If you decide to hire a guide, a question will likely arise: how do you find a professional guide? There are several options. And each has advantages and disadvantages. There’s a question whether choosing…

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10 most interesting places for Bali tour

10 most interesting places for Bali tour

When people think about Bali, they imagine the ocean, lush greenery, soaring mountains, secretive temples and beautiful, smiling people wearing sarongs. And they are right! This is Bali, the Indonesian island. I feel like I’m in paradise every time I’m there. You can sit on the balcony of your hotel, eat mango and look at rice paddies and feel like you’re in heaven. It’s already great. But you could do more. Curious what? Before going to Bali, there’s a number…

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