I had the last year a busy time with my tours for ‘Lisbon Host’ (Link that is now for sale), this is the Facebook page, who worked together with ‘Get Your Guide’ and ‘TUI Travel’, because the ratings on ‘TripAdvisor where mostly five stars. I met hundreds of people who I showed the city and their inhabitants through the eyes of a flying Dutchmen. I met interesting people and they learned about Lisbon and how to move there. Every tour was different because I try to feel the people and give them they like and need. We had interesting conversations and lots of fun. So far so good. Because it looks perfect and we all (almost all) know that perfection is a tricky something. Not only because things are not always like they look they are, but also because the world and universe are always changing. In this case it was a money matter, not the most important thing in Life, I know, but in this society very handy, that’s one of the reasons why you work. In the beginning the manager of ‘Lisbon Host’ David Ganço paid on time, later just parts and at the end he owned me thousands of Euros that he never paid. People warned me but I was enjoying my work and thought we solve it later and in the winter I go to Asia to have a nice and warm time. Now I know I was naive but OK, I had a nice time in Lisbon anyway. ‘Always look at the bright side of live!’ That was not all later the manager even stopped working with ‘Get your guide’ and all my reviews disappeared from the internet. That is why I am now focusing on my own website and put the reviews of ‘TripAdvisor’ here in my blog so people can read what the travelers thought about my tours.
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Dick Metzeka is a special tour guide, who combines the ancient storytelling without thinking with history, Philosophy and lots of humour.