Just One Person from Around the World

A few years ago I was on a cruise which called in at Lisbon. I didn’t like any of the tours that were on offer as I wanted to see the Alfama disrict and take some images of the area that I wanted to take, not too rushed.

So I did some sleuthing, booked a Tuk-Tuk trip just for me, and when I arrived at the port, there was my driver. Friendly and knowledgeable with a good command of English, he took me around the area and I spent a good 3 hours getting a few images, and nobody being irritated with me.

Linked to Just One Person at Cady’s here


  1. Just how I would like to explore 🙂

  2. The tik toks are perfect for Lisboa with all their narrow streets

  3. Glad that worked so well, Sue. You did well getting it organised in advance. And glad you got this shot of him. Happy memories, eh?

  4. Sounds like a perfect way to explore ..instead of being herded on and off a coach

  5. The best way to do it, undoubtedly.
    When we went to Bulgaria, I did a deal with a taxi driver who was always parked outside the hotel. He took us around to see the sights, waited for us at each location, and brought us back to the hotel. We used him on four occasions. His fee was half the price of the ‘arranged tour’, and we did it in comfort, not traipsing around with 40 others.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. Ah yes, this was my first day in India sorted. With the right driver, it’s perfect. I didn’t have you down as a Cruise-Lady though?

    • Sue

      I am not, by default, a cruise person, but some years ago when the MS was becoming more of a problem, some friends suggested it and I have been on 3. It’s OK if you can do your own thing to some degree, but the herd mentality drives me bonkers. I doubt I shall go again, as I have no desire to be on a floating petrie dish while SARS Cov19 is about in even very small proportions

  7. He looks like a fun guy! Very interesting that you booked him on a cruise! Cady

  8. Wonderful adventure you had 😀

  9. He looks a happy chap 🙂 🙂

  10. Perfect way to tour any city and with a guide all to yourself, it seems just the right thing.

  11. Brilliant. He looks very hospitable, just right for an individual tour guide.

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