I am one of them in Latvia (licensed and happy). I am not calling guiding - my job, this is my Life. The way I am doing this usually are not only informative, but also helping to discover sense of place. I am calling my excursions - LIFESTYLE EXCURSIONS. Excursions should not be boring. Try it!
I have educational background in Biology (thanks to Gerald Durell and Nicolay Drozdov) and in Tourism (thanks to Tur Heyerdahl and Yury Senkevich). Latvia is beautiful with rich history, beautiful nature, safe, tasty and friendly with a nice people.
The tourists are different with different intereses, so I am flexible to fined the best way to suite guests interests.
The educational background - several guide curses and academic degree in Biology (MSc) and Tourism Management (MBA) and near 30 years in Tourism industry helps me to keep my level interesting and professional.