How does one become a guide?

In the About me -section you’ll find a short story  of me explaining what I’ve done before. But now – I wanted to be able to professionally guide people who visit Helsinki and Finland. So I contacted Helmi Travel & Business College in Helsinki and sent my application. I was accepted to the interview. The interview went well and I was accepted to be a student in Helmi. There were 63 applicants and 28 of them got in.

September 7th was the first day at studying or actually orientating. The next day starting continued.

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This is my leg on the table. I broke my ankle few days before the school started. Doctor’s order: because the leg has been operated, it must be elevated when ever possible.

Through out the autumn we had lessons about guiding and things related to tourism.

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November 3rd. Lesson about  sustainable things and how not to use excuses for not being a responsible guide.

 

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November 18 th: About Finnish Sauna. Saunas comes in all shapes and forms. Even a bus can be a sauna. 🙂
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25th of November: Visiting Musiikkitalo (the Music Center) in Helsinki.

 

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3rd of December. Visiting The Helsinki Railwaystation
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3rd of December. Ice rink in Helsinki city center.
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3rd of December. Helsinki Airport.

 

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17th of December. Design Museum in Helsinki.
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17th of December. Design museum.Princess Leia wore designer Björn Weckströms necklace in the movie Star Wars (1977).
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17th of December. Design museum. Fiskars scissors .

That was the autumn of the school. And we were off to our summer vacation.

But what about the question in the title? How does one become a guide? Well, I think it happens by learning, studying, reading, visiting places and just being curious about things 🙂

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