group of 70 high-school students from Belgium visited Barcelona
for the week as a part of their "Senior-Class Trip". We had
the privilege of arranging, for them, a Gaudí Tour on one of
their days in the city. Their tour included the four most-visited
Gaudí works in Barcelona -- Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Park Güell,
and Sagrada Familia. Unfortunately, I was only able to accompany
them during the Park Guell portion, but since that happens to
be my favorite sight in Barcelona, I wasn't too upset.
Again, I went along to take pictures for the website and get
an idea of how the tours were run (I had just started working
for the company two weeks prior). The large group was split
into halves -- one with a French-speaking guide, the other,
German. I decided to go along with the French half, althought
it wouldn't have mattered, as I don't speak either language.
kids were playful and fun, yet interested at the same time,
and really seemed to appreciate the sights they were seeing
and the information they were receiving. They
were quite inquisitive as well.
made a couple of friends in the group, and one nice girl even
offered to translate the tour for me. The guide was great and
overall the experience was a very positive one. Although being
with the students made miss my own days as a carefree, traveling
student, I can't complain. Working with this unique company
and in this crazy city hardly constitutes "harsh reality".
I wish I had been able to spend a bit longer with you guys.
You were a very cool group. I hope you enjoyed your time with
Susselman, Public Relations