Roy Klotz Jr., MDUnited States
I had a list of stes I wished to see in Petropolis and she got me to every one plus she understood my interest in photography and added several additional sites that were greatly appreciated. Would gladly use her again if I return sometime to Rio. Roy. Klotz Jr
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roy, Thank very much for your comment. I'm very happy you liked the sites we visited and hope your pictures were like you wanted. Next time you came think about going to Vassouras in Vale do Paraiba. Vassouras is a nice city 2 hours from Rio where we have some nice coffee farms from the 19th Century which are opened to visitors . I guess you will love taking pictures there. If you need some information I'm at your disposal. Best regards Mariela S.
Jeffrey Greenbergflorham park, NJ, United States
Asking for a tour about the nightlife of Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval was definitely a challenge for Mariela. Most of the bars and restaurants she had in mind were closed as were the streets. But she was able to show us the city at night, even taking us to participate in a block party! She didn't let the obstacles stop us from touring. Mariela was pleasant, fun, knowledgeable, kind, and warm. Her English was perfect and she made us feel safe the whole time. I highly recommend her as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pat & Jeffrey, I hope you've have arrived well home. Thank you for choosing me to be your guide in Rio and for the comments. I would like to tell you that it was a pleasure to be your guide and that it was really good the time with you. Thank you for watching my Samba School. It was the 4th in the competition. The parade is really amazing. I'm at your disposal to do a customized tour in Rio whenever you want. Best regards from Rio! Yours sincerely, Mariela S.
Nelda BrangwinUnited States
Mariela was a delightful host at an interesting market. I loved getting away from the six ships at the port here for Carnival. Even my grumpy husband comments on how he enjoyed sitting and listening to local music and watching people, while Mariela showed me the delights of the market.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nelda, Thank you very much for your comment. I am quite glad you and your husband liked everything. My best regards. Mariela