Meet: Lala, our local expert in Bucharest

Meet: Lala, our local expert in Bucharest

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On what it means to be a native Bucharestian… I am happy to be born and raised...

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One wrong turn in the Andes: A local guide’s personal tale

One wrong turn in the Andes: A local guide’s personal tale

“I was panicking. I screamed ‘Help! Help!’ And nothing. I asked my grandfather to look after me.” Tito, a local guide with Urban Adventures, recounts his story to me as we sit on a bench in Parque Kennedy in Lima, Peru. It’s something that happened to him while he was...

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This tour guide is one of Panama’s best guitar players

This tour guide is one of Panama’s best guitar players

When Gonzo was 14, he was just a kid who loved to rock. His dad had gifted him a guitar when he was 10 years old and by the time he was 14, he had played his way into a local rock band in Colon, Panama. “I didn’t like the...

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Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Cocktails, pigs’ feet and a modern man in Hanoi

Late afternoon, the Lake of the Restored Sword, Hanoi, Vietnam. Three days of heat, humidity and sunshine have given way to grey skies and that invisible rain that doesn’t seem to be there until you’re soaking wet. Georgia and I are dashing between raindrops to meet our guide for our...

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Digging deep: Meet a Split archaeologist who’s taking travellers underground

Digging deep: Meet a Split archaeologist who’s taking travellers underground

“From the outside, it was just like any other grave…” Maja, a guide with Split Urban Adventures, isn’t your average history buff. She has uncovered the past with her own hands during her career as an archaeologist. But in her years of digging sites, one experience stands out the most....

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How this Lima tour guide helped children in rural Peru to become bookworms

How this Lima tour guide helped children in rural Peru to become bookworms

“It was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life,” Paula says, sipping her hierba luisa tea at a café in Lima, Peru. “It impacted me completely. It opened my third-eye.” Paula, a local guide for Urban Adventures in Lima, is more than your average explorer. She...

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Meet: Elena, our local expert in Bucharest

Meet: Elena, our local expert in Bucharest

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On how she came to live in Bucharest… My hometown is the small, wonderful and peaceful Drobeta...

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Meet: Misa, our local expert in Prague

Meet: Misa, our local expert in Prague

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On how she came to live in Prague… I come from Frydek-Mistek, a medium-sized town in the...

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Meet: Jeswin, our local expert in Delhi

Meet: Jeswin, our local expert in Delhi

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On how his family came to Delhi… My family is from southern India but I was born...

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Meet: Lukas, our local expert in Prague

Meet: Lukas, our local expert in Prague

Meet Lukas, our local guide in Prague, who has plenty of tips for where to go, what to eat and drink, and how to make the most of your time in the city. Read on for his top tips plus a bit of history about who he is and how...

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