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San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Kaixo, my name is Jakob and I'm really looking forward to sharing the great experience of the Basque Country with you.

Whatever you're looking for and wherever you want to go, I'll take you there!

I was born in Sweden 40 years ago and coming from an international seafaring family I soon started travelling. I basically worked and studied my way across the world before meeting a Basque girl and settling down here in beautiful San Sebastián some 15 years ago and like to think of myself as a citizen of the world.

Now I operate as a professional tour guide and freelance journalist out of San Sebastián, or Donostia as we say here. I like to think that home is where the heart is and the Basque Country really conquered mine. It's a pretty unique place that combines wonderful nature with interesting history and ground breaking gastronomy. And you know what the best part is? It's really accessible, you just need the right guide and you're on your way.

I give my tours in English, Spanish or Scandinavian. And I speak english not spanglish!

A Recent Review of this guide

Jakob was very entertaining. His love and appreciation of the Basque area and culture were and enhancement to the stunning scenery. He is a great conversationalist and answered all of our many questions. I highly recommend the tour and guide and would hire him again if ever in the area.
Yvonne Uhrich

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I am a professional tour guide with my own company based in San Sebastián. That means I unlike many non professional guides have all the permits and insurances to guarantee your safety and high quality services. Besides working with tourists in various European locations I hold a masters degree in journalism from the University of Gothenburg and I also studied communication at the University of Newcastle in Australia.

I'm certified as a bilingual Spanish speaker by the Instituto Cervantes in Spain and also hold a certificate in studies of Basque Culture from the USAC program at the Universidad del País Vasco.

Full driving license for cars and motorbikes with vast experience of driving different types of both.

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