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Old March 23rd, 2004, 11:35 AM
Tom Schaefer
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Does anyone know if there is a way to locate and hire a tour guide to show you around in a European city?
Next year in September,I will be spending 2 nights in Rome (pre cruise) and thought it would be great to hire a gay or gay friendly tour guide to get me through the city...especially in the evening. To have a gay guide take you through the sights and describe the city from a gay perspective would be a unique experience, rather than with a straight group of tourists you could not "dish" with. I am not talking about a paid escort, but someone who is trained in touring the city. At night it would be even more advantageous to see the restaurants and night spots for the locals...again from a gay/lesbian perspective and insite.
I have never seen this topic discussed and wanted to know if any other readers had any experience or knowledge in this area.
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Old March 24th, 2004, 06:50 PM
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Hey Tom,

I was really surprised to find that someone (Harry Martin???) struck my advice letter to you bkz there was nothing in it that was objectional, as far as I could see. But I do understand WHY the other letter was struck: You cant post an email address advertising a business on Cruisemates........makes sense.

Hope your search won't be too difficult finding a tour guide in Rome.


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Old March 25th, 2004, 11:15 AM
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Jerry, honestly, I cannot even remember.

But excellent question, Tom. I know my parents had private guides in Europe, which they really enjoyed. But I dunno about one who would be able to point out the gay areas of town, etc. Hmmm, this is probably a good time for a knowledgeable TA.


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Old March 25th, 2004, 01:35 PM
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Sorry that I can't answer your question.

Curious though. Any relation to William Schaeffer who posted the note below about Millennium crossing??

Just kidding of course!

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Old March 26th, 2004, 10:32 AM
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Gee, maybe this is a business opportunity....selected cities, gay guides...
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Old March 26th, 2004, 10:33 AM
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I'll volunteer to guide folks around Greenland!!
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Old March 26th, 2004, 11:34 AM
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I doubt that a Meteorologist would necessarily make a good tour guide. But what the heck, what would you charge anyway ?????

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Old August 16th, 2004, 03:07 PM
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If anyone is going to Venice...I would suggest hiring Tony Bird. He is about 37, from England, has a Gay B&B outside of venice. we have hired and stayed with him several times. He is very funny and a professional guide! Knows everything from 5 star restaurants and art to gay beaches and cruise bars!
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