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  • چطور تور لیدر بشم؟
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اگر شما هم جزو اون دسته از دوستان هستید که دوست دارن تور لیدر بشن، این پست رو بخونید و سیو کنید یا برای کسانی که علاقمندند  بفرستید.
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می‌خوای تور لیدر شی؟ اول خوب فکراتو بکن! ببین می‌تونی هر شب توی یک رختخواب جدید بخوابی؟ هر روز چمدون باز و بسته کنی؟ روزها و هفته‌ها و ماه‌ها رنگ خونه رو نبینی؟ می‌تونی نداشتن امنیت شغلی رو بپذیری؟ با آدما سریع ارتباط بگیری؟ اخلاقای جورواجور رو تحمل کنی؟ می‌تونی روزی ۱۸ ساعت کار کنی و کم نیاری؟ ببین می‌تونی تو شرایط بحرانی تصمیم‌های درست و قاطع بگیری؟
اگر پاسخت به همه‌ی اینها «بله» بود، بقیه‌ی پست رو بخون:
اول از همه باید ببینی دوست داری راهنمای تورهای فرهنگی بشی یا طبیعتگردی. بر اساس علاقه‌ت باید تو یکی از این دوره‌ها شرکت کنی: راهنمای ایرانگردی و جهانگردی و یا راهنمای طبیعتگردی. این دوره‌ها تو موسسات آموزش گردشگری که زیر نظر سازمان ( تازگیا وزارتخانه) گردشگری اداره می‌شن برگزار می‌شن. برای ورود بهشون باید دست کم لیسانس داشته باشی و یک زبان خارجی رو در حد خوبی بلد باشی.
دوره‌ها بیشتر از شش ماه طول می‌کشن و شامل مواد درسی مختلفی هستن.
دوره‌ی فرهنگی شامل: تاریخ، معماری، باستانشناسی، جغرافیا، آشنایی با اقوام، شناخت روحیات ملل، کمک‌های اولیه، فنون تورگردانی، فن بیان، میراث فرهنگی، اکوتوریسم و...
دوره‌ی طبیعتگردی شامل: پرنده نگری، مدیریت بحران، اکوسیستم‌های آبی، زمین شناسی، بقا در طبیعت، اکوتوریسم، آشنایی با خزندگان، آشنایی با پستانداران و...
هر کدوم از این درس‌ها آزمون داخلی دارن و بعد از گذروندن همه‌ی درس‌ها باید در آزمون جامع که شامل تعدادی از این دروس هست و به صورت سراسری برگزار می‌شه شرکت کنی. و بعدش هم آزمون زبان که می‌تونه انگلیسی باشه یا هر زبان دیگه‌ای. اگر همه‌ی اینا رو قبول شدی، می‌ری برای پروسه‌ی قانونی‌ش که شامل گواهی عدم اعتیاد و سو پیشینه‌س.
همه‌ی این هفتخوانی که گفتم دست کم بیشتر از یکسال زمان می‌بره. و بعد تازه اول کاره! کارت تورلیدری‌ت رو که بگیری، باید خودت رو بچپونی توی بازار کار! یعنی که پاشنه‌ی در آژانس‌ها رو از جا در بیاری. تو کارگاه‌های بازآموزی شرکت کنی و سعی کنی به دیگران بقبولونی که کارت درسته و می‌تونن بهت اعتماد کنن و گروه‌هاشون رو بسپرن دستت!
پروسه‌ش طولانیه و صبوری می‌خواد. درآمدش بد نیست، ولی نسبت به زحمت و انرژی‌ای که می‌خواد، واقعا کافی نیست.
پس اگر واقعا عاشق این شغل نیستی، واردش نشو! اگر عاشقش باشی اما بهترین شغل دنیاست!
سوالی داری همینجا توی کامنت بپرس تا بقیه هم بدونن. 😉😊
  • چطور تور لیدر بشم؟
    .
    اگر شما هم جزو اون دسته از دوستان هستید که دوست دارن تور لیدر بشن، این پست رو بخونید و سیو کنید یا برای کسانی که علاقمندند بفرستید.
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    می‌خوای تور لیدر شی؟ اول خوب فکراتو بکن! ببین می‌تونی هر شب توی یک رختخواب جدید بخوابی؟ هر روز چمدون باز و بسته کنی؟ روزها و هفته‌ها و ماه‌ها رنگ خونه رو نبینی؟ می‌تونی نداشتن امنیت شغلی رو بپذیری؟ با آدما سریع ارتباط بگیری؟ اخلاقای جورواجور رو تحمل کنی؟ می‌تونی روزی ۱۸ ساعت کار کنی و کم نیاری؟ ببین می‌تونی تو شرایط بحرانی تصمیم‌های درست و قاطع بگیری؟
    اگر پاسخت به همه‌ی اینها «بله» بود، بقیه‌ی پست رو بخون:
    اول از همه باید ببینی دوست داری راهنمای تورهای فرهنگی بشی یا طبیعتگردی. بر اساس علاقه‌ت باید تو یکی از این دوره‌ها شرکت کنی: راهنمای ایرانگردی و جهانگردی و یا راهنمای طبیعتگردی. این دوره‌ها تو موسسات آموزش گردشگری که زیر نظر سازمان ( تازگیا وزارتخانه) گردشگری اداره می‌شن برگزار می‌شن. برای ورود بهشون باید دست کم لیسانس داشته باشی و یک زبان خارجی رو در حد خوبی بلد باشی.
    دوره‌ها بیشتر از شش ماه طول می‌کشن و شامل مواد درسی مختلفی هستن.
    دوره‌ی فرهنگی شامل: تاریخ، معماری، باستانشناسی، جغرافیا، آشنایی با اقوام، شناخت روحیات ملل، کمک‌های اولیه، فنون تورگردانی، فن بیان، میراث فرهنگی، اکوتوریسم و...
    دوره‌ی طبیعتگردی شامل: پرنده نگری، مدیریت بحران، اکوسیستم‌های آبی، زمین شناسی، بقا در طبیعت، اکوتوریسم، آشنایی با خزندگان، آشنایی با پستانداران و...
    هر کدوم از این درس‌ها آزمون داخلی دارن و بعد از گذروندن همه‌ی درس‌ها باید در آزمون جامع که شامل تعدادی از این دروس هست و به صورت سراسری برگزار می‌شه شرکت کنی. و بعدش هم آزمون زبان که می‌تونه انگلیسی باشه یا هر زبان دیگه‌ای. اگر همه‌ی اینا رو قبول شدی، می‌ری برای پروسه‌ی قانونی‌ش که شامل گواهی عدم اعتیاد و سو پیشینه‌س.
    همه‌ی این هفتخوانی که گفتم دست کم بیشتر از یکسال زمان می‌بره. و بعد تازه اول کاره! کارت تورلیدری‌ت رو که بگیری، باید خودت رو بچپونی توی بازار کار! یعنی که پاشنه‌ی در آژانس‌ها رو از جا در بیاری. تو کارگاه‌های بازآموزی شرکت کنی و سعی کنی به دیگران بقبولونی که کارت درسته و می‌تونن بهت اعتماد کنن و گروه‌هاشون رو بسپرن دستت!
    پروسه‌ش طولانیه و صبوری می‌خواد. درآمدش بد نیست، ولی نسبت به زحمت و انرژی‌ای که می‌خواد، واقعا کافی نیست.
    پس اگر واقعا عاشق این شغل نیستی، واردش نشو! اگر عاشقش باشی اما بهترین شغل دنیاست!
    سوالی داری همینجا توی کامنت بپرس تا بقیه هم بدونن. 😉😊
  • 1,758 137 8 September, 2019
  • I don't like people who drinks Margaritas 🍹.. Or Margaritas.. 🤷🏻‍♀️.. Susan u have better options 🙄.. #mondays
  • I don't like people who drinks Margaritas 🍹.. Or Margaritas.. 🤷🏻‍♀️.. Susan u have better options 🙄.. #mondays
  • 766 78 5 August, 2019

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  • [1/2] ⬅️ SWIPE ⬅️ Last of my homages to @maps_maps_and_more_maps (for now, at least 😄). “Nouveau Paris Monumental” map, dating from circa 1907. This double-sided map has an illustrated plan of Paris and its monuments on one side, and attractions in the surrounding region on the reverse (see post 2/2). The photos featured here show the whole map followed by details of central Paris (with additional zooms on the islands – Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis – and on Les Halles, the beautiful former market halls that were demolished in the 1960s 😢), western Paris (including the Champs-Élysées), south-western Paris (including the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides), southern Paris (including Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter), south-eastern Paris (including the Gare de Lyon and the former Bercy wine warehouses), eastern Paris (including Père Lachaise cemetery), and northern Paris (including Montmartre). The map of Paris is overlaid with the metro lines that existed at the time (+ those under construction), albeit with numerous errors, which dates the map to sometime between 1903 and 1910. •

#Paris #IleDeFrance #ParisRegion #RegionParisienne #France #map #carte #plan #cartography #cartographie #monuments #TouristGuide #1900s #Annees1900 #metro #underground #tube #subway #transport #transit
  • [1/2] ⬅️ SWIPE ⬅️ Last of my homages to @maps_maps_and_more_maps (for now, at least 😄). “Nouveau Paris Monumental” map, dating from circa 1907. This double-sided map has an illustrated plan of Paris and its monuments on one side, and attractions in the surrounding region on the reverse (see post 2/2). The photos featured here show the whole map followed by details of central Paris (with additional zooms on the islands – Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis – and on Les Halles, the beautiful former market halls that were demolished in the 1960s 😢), western Paris (including the Champs-Élysées), south-western Paris (including the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides), southern Paris (including Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter), south-eastern Paris (including the Gare de Lyon and the former Bercy wine warehouses), eastern Paris (including Père Lachaise cemetery), and northern Paris (including Montmartre). The map of Paris is overlaid with the metro lines that existed at the time (+ those under construction), albeit with numerous errors, which dates the map to sometime between 1903 and 1910. •

    #Paris #IleDeFrance #ParisRegion #RegionParisienne #France #map #carte #plan #cartography #cartographie #monuments #TouristGuide #1900s #Annees1900 #metro #underground #tube #subway #transport #transit
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  • [2/2] ⬅️ SWIPE ⬅️ Last of my homages to @maps_maps_and_more_maps (for now, at least 😄). Reverse of the “Nouveau Paris Monumental” map, from circa 1907, showing attractions in the region around Paris + the (hard) cover + a couple of details from the front of the map that wouldn't fit into the first of these two posts: (1) an extremely bucolic vision of the north-west fringes of Paris (places like Clichy, Levallois-Perret and Courbevoie, which were in fact already very built-up at the time of publication); and (2) a zoom on my neighbourhood, La Goutte d'Or in the 18th arrondissement, represented by St Bernard's church. Note also the rather odd naming of my local metro station: for some reason, the mapmaker has marked it as Rochechouart–Barbès instead of Barbès–Rochechouart! 😅 (The station was opened as Boulevard Barbès in 1903 and was renamed Barbès–Rochechouart in 1907, but has never been called Rochechouart–Barbès.) This is far from the only mistake regarding metro stations, however. •

#Paris #IleDeFrance #ParisRegion #RegionParisienne #France #map #carte #plan #cartography #cartographie #monuments #TouristGuide #1900s #Annees1900 #metro #underground #tube #subway #transport #transit
  • [2/2] ⬅️ SWIPE ⬅️ Last of my homages to @maps_maps_and_more_maps (for now, at least 😄). Reverse of the “Nouveau Paris Monumental” map, from circa 1907, showing attractions in the region around Paris + the (hard) cover + a couple of details from the front of the map that wouldn't fit into the first of these two posts: (1) an extremely bucolic vision of the north-west fringes of Paris (places like Clichy, Levallois-Perret and Courbevoie, which were in fact already very built-up at the time of publication); and (2) a zoom on my neighbourhood, La Goutte d'Or in the 18th arrondissement, represented by St Bernard's church. Note also the rather odd naming of my local metro station: for some reason, the mapmaker has marked it as Rochechouart–Barbès instead of Barbès–Rochechouart! 😅 (The station was opened as Boulevard Barbès in 1903 and was renamed Barbès–Rochechouart in 1907, but has never been called Rochechouart–Barbès.) This is far from the only mistake regarding metro stations, however. •

    #Paris #IleDeFrance #ParisRegion #RegionParisienne #France #map #carte #plan #cartography #cartographie #monuments #TouristGuide #1900s #Annees1900 #metro #underground #tube #subway #transport #transit
  • 9 0 1 hour ago
  • Going from one hotel to another and discover a beautiful entrance hall like this one - that's what I do best! 🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♂️
I am a "hotel lobby hunter. I am so fascinated by these beautiful and monumental entrances. ✨✨✨
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About the hotel, I would say that the #icparislegrand is lucky to be well located. 📍Among the Palais Garnier Opéra, Theatre Edouard the seventh, Fragonard perfume Museum, and Paris Opera Library-Museum, in a total culture environment -  you'll be spoilt for choice. ♦️♦️♦️
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My favorite place of the district is Edouard VII square, a pedestrian and tranquil place with cafe terraces and restaurants.
A little tip for our dear tourists: the Edouard VII theatre is also for English speakers with a unique technique of surtitles. More Info on the link in bio 👆 (Surtitles are used in live productions in the same way as subtitles are used in movie and television productions).
  • Going from one hotel to another and discover a beautiful entrance hall like this one - that's what I do best! 🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♂️
    I am a "hotel lobby hunter. I am so fascinated by these beautiful and monumental entrances. ✨✨✨
    ~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    About the hotel, I would say that the #icparislegrand is lucky to be well located. 📍Among the Palais Garnier Opéra, Theatre Edouard the seventh, Fragonard perfume Museum, and Paris Opera Library-Museum, in a total culture environment - you'll be spoilt for choice. ♦️♦️♦️
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    My favorite place of the district is Edouard VII square, a pedestrian and tranquil place with cafe terraces and restaurants.
    A little tip for our dear tourists: the Edouard VII theatre is also for English speakers with a unique technique of surtitles. More Info on the link in bio 👆 (Surtitles are used in live productions in the same way as subtitles are used in movie and television productions).
  • 168 2 4 hours ago
  • Meet Cesare, our experienced local from Rome. If you're up for a delicious foods and running, he will be your favorite local.
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  • Meet Cesare, our experienced local from Rome. If you're up for a delicious foods and running, he will be your favorite local.
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A. Ya... sooo, if someone asks for a photo & there happens to be a giant ass half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower in the background mmm... call me crazy but, wouldn't hurt to get that fully in the photo, more than some shoes & a brown floor. So when she asked for a photo of her family... muahahahaaa! 😈 😂 My 16 year old self is saying, "eat my shorts sucker! Enjoy these photos of my fingers!" But, my mature adult angel side, which is like 1%, says, "No Jonathan, they're on vacation, nice good looking family, she means well, take some good photos." 🙄Which I did.

2. This is David. I'm glad I did do the third tour. He's from northern France & works as a mathematics teacher in Switzerland. It's his first time in Las Vegas & unfortunately his girlfriend couldn't come because she doesn't get as much holiday time off so she's a bit jealous. Very personable tour! He did some fighter jet flying, drove a Mustang around the Racetrack, did my tour & tommorow morning he's doing a food-tour then back off to France!

D. Couldn't wait to get back home but man it's a mission. Do you even know what it's like? What you have to go through to go from one end of the strip to the other!? No-you-don't so let me fill you in what it's like just to go through the last two hotels!

Six show girls, 2 of which are cops calling you sexy as you walk by & if you get too close you can be sure your ass is getting whipped - I escaped tonight, the creepy Mickey mouse & his knocked-up Minnie, one cocaine offer, two live music bars, one w/ karaoke & bad singing, 1,000 tourists walking sideways, backwards, diagonally, 1 seedy casino that looks like a live version of Candy Crush, 4 porn-card slappers, 1 pimp (w/ a cane), pass the Rialto Bridge, between the Pillars where they execute & hang prisoners, through St. Mark's Square (minus the pigeons) where you're reminded of how much you want to go to Italy (any Italians following? 😁) 1,000 slot machines, 120,000 sq ft of gaming space, then wait on an escalator because unlike British, Americans haven't figured out that you stand on the right side of the elevator so people can pass on the left. Then eventually the garage!

Goodnight!
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    A. Ya... sooo, if someone asks for a photo & there happens to be a giant ass half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower in the background mmm... call me crazy but, wouldn't hurt to get that fully in the photo, more than some shoes & a brown floor. So when she asked for a photo of her family... muahahahaaa! 😈 😂 My 16 year old self is saying, "eat my shorts sucker! Enjoy these photos of my fingers!" But, my mature adult angel side, which is like 1%, says, "No Jonathan, they're on vacation, nice good looking family, she means well, take some good photos." 🙄Which I did.

    2. This is David. I'm glad I did do the third tour. He's from northern France & works as a mathematics teacher in Switzerland. It's his first time in Las Vegas & unfortunately his girlfriend couldn't come because she doesn't get as much holiday time off so she's a bit jealous. Very personable tour! He did some fighter jet flying, drove a Mustang around the Racetrack, did my tour & tommorow morning he's doing a food-tour then back off to France!

    D. Couldn't wait to get back home but man it's a mission. Do you even know what it's like? What you have to go through to go from one end of the strip to the other!? No-you-don't so let me fill you in what it's like just to go through the last two hotels!

    Six show girls, 2 of which are cops calling you sexy as you walk by & if you get too close you can be sure your ass is getting whipped - I escaped tonight, the creepy Mickey mouse & his knocked-up Minnie, one cocaine offer, two live music bars, one w/ karaoke & bad singing, 1,000 tourists walking sideways, backwards, diagonally, 1 seedy casino that looks like a live version of Candy Crush, 4 porn-card slappers, 1 pimp (w/ a cane), pass the Rialto Bridge, between the Pillars where they execute & hang prisoners, through St. Mark's Square (minus the pigeons) where you're reminded of how much you want to go to Italy (any Italians following? 😁) 1,000 slot machines, 120,000 sq ft of gaming space, then wait on an escalator because unlike British, Americans haven't figured out that you stand on the right side of the elevator so people can pass on the left. Then eventually the garage!

    Goodnight!
  • 40 9 8 hours ago
  • After this second tour, kinda want a beer! Haven't had one in... 5-6 days? Maybe. Not that I'm counting or trying to be anti-alcohol. Just don't need it! But I'm two hotels over from Flamingo and $1 beer is about to start! Beer before my third tour!? Tough call. No beer.

Slow day on the strip. No drug offers. Not as many show girls and promoters as usual. Not seeing a lot of alcohol walkin around. Maybe cuz it's Tuesday? The beasts are still hiding out awaiting 5 o'clock happy hour and the flow of 50¢ beer. It's a civilized strip.

Above we have Miranda and Thomas from Philadelphia visiting Miranda's mom and Kathleen from Quebec who speaks French, visiting her daughter whose on a work trip. Sent all her kids to french schools so they're bilingual. I'm biligual. I speak good English and bad english. After a three hour walk, Kathleen decided to stay at Waldorfs Spa on the 8th floor. I've only snuck out to their pool and haven't basked in the glory and comfort of any spa. I'm sure my toes and feet would appreciate it.

And to be honest, I really don't want to do a third tour. I almost don't mind laying down in the hotel bed and watching TV something I never do. Haven't owned a TV since 2011. However I do find humor in flipping from CNN to Fox News watching bash each other. It's comical. No politics on tour.

In my mid 20's (that's right, I'm not in my mid 20's anymore, hint on age) I use to work on three different political campaigns. I soon decided, it's all a joke. And those are my thoughts on politics.

Pizza, water, some Italian and then a third tour 5-8pm and then home time.

P.s if you have my phone number, don't call me. Phone calls scare me.
  • After this second tour, kinda want a beer! Haven't had one in... 5-6 days? Maybe. Not that I'm counting or trying to be anti-alcohol. Just don't need it! But I'm two hotels over from Flamingo and $1 beer is about to start! Beer before my third tour!? Tough call. No beer.

    Slow day on the strip. No drug offers. Not as many show girls and promoters as usual. Not seeing a lot of alcohol walkin around. Maybe cuz it's Tuesday? The beasts are still hiding out awaiting 5 o'clock happy hour and the flow of 50¢ beer. It's a civilized strip.

    Above we have Miranda and Thomas from Philadelphia visiting Miranda's mom and Kathleen from Quebec who speaks French, visiting her daughter whose on a work trip. Sent all her kids to french schools so they're bilingual. I'm biligual. I speak good English and bad english. After a three hour walk, Kathleen decided to stay at Waldorfs Spa on the 8th floor. I've only snuck out to their pool and haven't basked in the glory and comfort of any spa. I'm sure my toes and feet would appreciate it.

    And to be honest, I really don't want to do a third tour. I almost don't mind laying down in the hotel bed and watching TV something I never do. Haven't owned a TV since 2011. However I do find humor in flipping from CNN to Fox News watching bash each other. It's comical. No politics on tour.

    In my mid 20's (that's right, I'm not in my mid 20's anymore, hint on age) I use to work on three different political campaigns. I soon decided, it's all a joke. And those are my thoughts on politics.

    Pizza, water, some Italian and then a third tour 5-8pm and then home time.

    P.s if you have my phone number, don't call me. Phone calls scare me.
  • 38 3 15 hours ago
  • Хорошим может получиться даже длинный экскурсионный день. Вкусным тоже 😋
  • Хорошим может получиться даже длинный экскурсионный день. Вкусным тоже 😋
  • 86 4 16 hours ago
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1. Dale from Tampa, Florida and use to live in St. Paul, MN off of Smelling which I also use to live in Tampa and in St. Paul off the same street so we had a ton a talk about! He's a Matt Franco fan and going to see him later but he is not a Puff the Magic Dragon fan which I am. He dislikes Piff and because of this I had to zing him all day.

I've seen Zumanity and most people who've seen the other Cirque Du Soleil shows, say Zumanity is the better which I agree. It's topless, raunchy, funny and lower priced than the other five Cirque shows. So when he mentioned he's going to "O" of course I mentioned Zumanity and had to be extra annoying and mention Piff is even cheaper and funnier 😝 haha.

2. Looks like I have a giant head. My hat size is small. But look at those skinny legs. In my past life I was a Flamingo. Or will be.

3. Two more tours. Three today.

4. Should probably start accepting more tips and stop rejecting them. Some people, I've noticed, get offended. Like I had a southern lady the other day who, when I said, "oh no it's ok, you don't need to tip me." She looked at me dead serious and says in that southern twang, "I'm excuse me?" So I took it. The best tip you can leave me is a review, so I feel. But do whatever you want.

5. Started learning Italian. If you've been following long enough then you should know by now that I have this fantasy of living in Italy. So soon I'll start annoying you all with my bad Italian writing. Always here, especially from Italians that Italy is a great place to visit, not to live. Grass isn't greener on the other side, it's greener where you water it, usually. 
6. Dale asked me about another tour on Airbnb. One I'm not a fan of. They've got some iffy reviews, it's not a consistent tour, not everyone gets the same experience, sounds like there's some sneaking around and a few of my guests say it's "meh" and it's not a tour I'd go on. Plus, the guy/ wife loses composure when they respond to negative reviews so they don't take responsibility or ownership. It's not their fault kinda excuse. Won't say which tour but I believe it's bad business to put down competitors. Says more about you than them.

7. Have a good day!
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    1. Dale from Tampa, Florida and use to live in St. Paul, MN off of Smelling which I also use to live in Tampa and in St. Paul off the same street so we had a ton a talk about! He's a Matt Franco fan and going to see him later but he is not a Puff the Magic Dragon fan which I am. He dislikes Piff and because of this I had to zing him all day.

    I've seen Zumanity and most people who've seen the other Cirque Du Soleil shows, say Zumanity is the better which I agree. It's topless, raunchy, funny and lower priced than the other five Cirque shows. So when he mentioned he's going to "O" of course I mentioned Zumanity and had to be extra annoying and mention Piff is even cheaper and funnier 😝 haha.

    2. Looks like I have a giant head. My hat size is small. But look at those skinny legs. In my past life I was a Flamingo. Or will be.

    3. Two more tours. Three today.

    4. Should probably start accepting more tips and stop rejecting them. Some people, I've noticed, get offended. Like I had a southern lady the other day who, when I said, "oh no it's ok, you don't need to tip me." She looked at me dead serious and says in that southern twang, "I'm excuse me?" So I took it. The best tip you can leave me is a review, so I feel. But do whatever you want.

    5. Started learning Italian. If you've been following long enough then you should know by now that I have this fantasy of living in Italy. So soon I'll start annoying you all with my bad Italian writing. Always here, especially from Italians that Italy is a great place to visit, not to live. Grass isn't greener on the other side, it's greener where you water it, usually.
    6. Dale asked me about another tour on Airbnb. One I'm not a fan of. They've got some iffy reviews, it's not a consistent tour, not everyone gets the same experience, sounds like there's some sneaking around and a few of my guests say it's "meh" and it's not a tour I'd go on. Plus, the guy/ wife loses composure when they respond to negative reviews so they don't take responsibility or ownership. It's not their fault kinda excuse. Won't say which tour but I believe it's bad business to put down competitors. Says more about you than them.

    7. Have a good day!
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