Daily Archives: February 18, 2009

Mid-winter tours

Yesterday I had a decent size group to Salzburg and today I had a good size group to Neuschwanstein, so the numbers are looking good lately. As with everybody these days, we’re worried a little bit by competition which isn’t even in the same league as far as value and knowledge.  The word free is not always a good thing.

Anyways, today there was a bump in the road when the train came in 10 minutes late so that the bus wasn’t there…and we missed the connection. However, we managed to get a bus to take us there only 30 minutes late, so it worked out, just not nearly as smooth as I’d like. I have mixed feelings about today’s tour, it was good and bad. I really enjoyed explaining modern German history to a guy from Singapore, he had good questions, but wasn’t able to stump me. The canadian guy sitting nearby complimented me on how well I explained things…apparently he is studying history at University and thought I did well…good to hear. I enjoy talking about history and explaining these things…it helps me get through the day sometimes.

Tomorrow I’ve got an easy day with just a Munich Highlights walk. I think I’ll have the Singaporeans again.

[Listening to: Meet Me By The River’s Edge – The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound (3:19)]