Mike : a five star guide !
we enjoyed the trip especially because of the very positive assistance of Mike.
A swift driver, good company, very social but paying attention to our privacy:
he gets a five stars !
He communicated us his enthusiasm for his country by telling us the legends to make us understand better the national searching for identity.
Nobody imitates Brezhnev better than he does !
He is remarkably mature for his age and polite : a promise for a country that suffered history.
The trip was interesting, apart from the military museum - but that,s from my point of view of course. He went out of his way to please us and was open to any of our requests, adapting smoothly to our wishes. He,s a good singer too !
We couldn’t, dream of a better guide : Mike, you,ve reached the maximum of
our satisfaction! Keep up this high level and work on the negative impression local people gave us by being very unfriendly and stern : nowhere in the world
we had this so negative impression of locals ! One day we even counted the
people that smiled : 4 in total !!
Listening to the other passengers they had exactly the same opinion, so we started joking when arriving in Tallinn : smile cause we,re out of Riga !
I,m sure the younger generation will change this attitude and will welcome
tourists in a more positive way : the price of goodies to buy was immediately adapted to european standards (included the Traveller bus fee !!) not the attitude though, which is a pity cause tourism is a very welcome income....
Smile and you,ll be in for a better living !
ps. just take away the central market from the to do list !
• September 23, 2018