The best way to travel is speaking the local language. I decided to study French and Spanish at Vienna's University. Later on, I spent one year in Mexico City studying Mexican literature and giving German lessons to Mexican children. During my studies in Vienna, I started to work as a tour leader in Austria and throughout Europe and America.
After majoring at Vienna's University, I taught for a year in an Austrian high school, studied art history and movie production at Vienna's Film Academy and worked on several movie and television projects.
I've been a professional, licensed tourist guide in Austria for several years. It's a job I truly love. Besides travel, my interests include art, culture, literature, theatre, movies, dance and music. My other passion is languages. Besides German, I speak English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. My most recent language is Hebrew - my biggest challenge so far!
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a fantastic 3-hour tour with Gabriela. She was very knowledgeable about the history of this beautiful city, and somehow managed to keep us engaged for this long period of time. She was also very helpful with information as to what else we could do with our extra time. I would fully recommend her.
I majored at University in Spanish and French and I also studied Arts.
In Austria we must pass a STATE EXAM in order to become a licensed tourist guide after having made a 3 or 4 semester course studying Arts, History and special knowledge of tourist sights. I am a licensed guide since 2002 and I work in 7 languages. As a licensed guide I am allowed to guide in nearly all museums and we have in most tourist sights preferences buying tickets so clients don't have to queue up for entrance tickets.