Just One Person From Around the World: The Guides and Entertainers

Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World!

This week I am featuring a few of the guides and hosts from our cruising travels! I have felt so bad about COVID and the HARDSHIPS it has brought to many! These lovely folks, who made our trips come to life with their expertise and knowledge of their beautiful cities, have been without a job for over a year now! How have they survived? Will they go back to their old positions soon? Or, will they have moved on to new jobs or just decided to give it all up? I am hoping now that the cruise ships are allowed to go again in July, leaving from the US, that they will once again take on their guiding and hosting roles! Thank you ALL for making our trips a treasure to remember forever!

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Our Cruise Director on the Seven Seas Explorer made sure EVERYTHING was the way we wanted it!

One of the Cruise Ships Directors aboard the Seven Seas Explorer

The Guide in Porto, Portugal was always smiling! He was more than happy to share Porto with us!

The Guide in Porto, Portugal

In Geirangerfjord, Norway, we went to a goat farm way, way, way, way up the mountain and through the woods! Here is the Polish young man, who along with his wife, came to tend the goat farm all summer! What a keeper!

The Guide at the Goat Farm in Geirangerfjord, Norway


I know some of the restrictions are less severe in some parts of the world now, and some are not…….so let’s keep on remembering, what we can do to get our lives back after COVID! Life goes on!

I am enjoying pouring over my photos to find us everyday folks! I know all of you have met wonderful folks, who have made your life more enjoyable. We must keep pressing on! Won’t you join in? To see how all this started look at Just One Person From Around the World!

Here are the Contributors from last week! If I missed anyone, please let me know! These were awesome and you won’t want to miss a one! Every week the stories get better and better! The stories along with the photos are priceless!

Just One and the Ducks………….WanderlustandWonderment

These Folks Have Found a Way……….Don’tHoldYourBreath

Let’s Paint the World………..RestlessJo

Could You Do This?…….TravelWithMe


Who Wouldn’t Like This Guy! ………WordsVisual

Meet Mangala……….TheHungryTravelers

Meet the World of Gruffelo………..Geriatrixfotogallerie

Do You Need Gloves? ………MariTravelsWithHerCamera

Poneytail Or Not? ……. PhilosophyThroughPhotography

PS I will not be posting next week, as I am away on travels! All of your wonderful posts will be added the following week!

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice to see cheerful faces 🙂

    Here’s my response to the thought of a holiday:


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    1. Oh, you are so right,IJ! When we are at home we miss traveling and then when it came to a complete stop we missed it even more! Hopefully, everything will turn around soon for all of us and we can see the places we have missed again and then yearn to get back home! What a cycle! Thanks for sharing this week again! Cady

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  2. Yes, hats off to these people! We also have wonderful memories of guides on our different travels – really hope to see their friendly faces again in the future.

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    1. You and me both! We have our cruises booked and the time for them can not come around soon enough for me! But, I do have to say my garden has NEVER looked so good! (Where we now spend our days between little trips here and there!) Cady

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    1. I miss those folks as well! Cady

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  3. restlessjo says:

    You must be the most enthusiastic traveler I know, Cady! Where to now? 🙂 🙂 Thanks for the link! Yes, cruise ship staff most certainly have taken a hit 😦


  4. Sue says:

    Ah, yes, the guides can be good, my Lisbon Tuk Tuk man was most helpful. I’m tometravelling back to Greece today: https://suejudd.com/2021/05/05/just-one-person-from-around-the-world-greece/


    1. We are going to many places in Greece next year! So, can’t wait! I hope I see another gent just like this fellow! Cady

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  5. Toonsarah says:

    I’ve been concerned too about the many people we’ve met on our travels who rely on tourism for their income. So many great guides in particular – you remind me that I should feature some of them in future posts. Meanwhile today I am taking you to meet Salma in Oman: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/lunch-with-a-bedouin-family-in-oman/


    1. Toonsarah says:

      I forgot to say, happy travels! Where are you off to?


    2. I am just fascinated with lives of other people in different countries……I think they may be on to something with keeping their traditions…….I don’t always feel progress has brought us a better life……Cady
      PS Thanks for joining in with your wonderful insights every week!

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  6. lolaWi says:

    travel guides and entertainers are most affected by the pandemic. i hope traveling slowly gets back. here is mine for this week: https://lolawi.blog/2021/05/05/ceramic-vendor/


    1. Oh, I too miss the markets and the people! I am a people watcher and these are the BEST places to get a glimpse of the locals and non-locals too! Cady


  7. A good guide can really bring a place to life and we feel so much for them at this time. At the start of the pandemic we travelled down the Mekong in Loas for 2 days, our guide and the crew were so helpful yet there were just 6 of us on the boat. Despite their enthusiasm to please us, there was an underlying sadness, after all, their careers and income stream were on the line


  8. A lot of people involved in making a cruise memorable. Many of whom aren’t employed right now, but will be soon again. Wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing!


  9. restlessjo says:

    I thought you might like my miller 🙂 🙂 Have a great trip, Cady!

    Jo’s Monday walk : Moinho do Bengado


  10. Here’s a few more happy people who are unfortunately no longer in this world: https://wrightingmylife.com/2021/05/16/purple-people-and-petunias/


  11. Alison says:

    Nice you took photos of them, hope you can cruise again soon


  12. Toonsarah says:

    I know you said you were away last week but I haven’t been able to find a post from you this week either. But I couldn’t wait any longer to share another amazing character with you so I’ve linked back to this page again. If you add a ‘Person’ later this week I can always edit my link 🙂 https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/recycled-spirits-of-iron-ex-nihilo/


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