I've just returned from a week in Rio de Janeiro & before my trip, made bookings with Martha (a multi language guide).
Looking back, that was the best thing I had done. I can not imagine how I would have coped as I'm English speaking & did find it difficult getting my message across. But with the help of my ever-willing guide Martha, who goes out of her way for her clients, my trip was a breeze. My first contact with her was telephonic while I was in the taxi (which she arranged) & she called 2 minutes later to greet & welcome me to Rio. She met me later that evening for dinner & the days that followed, was there on time everytime to pick me up for the pre-arranged sightseeing, tours etc.
Just to give you an idea of Martha's personality, some people that i met on the trip thought that she & I are long time friends & were quite surprised when I told them i had just met her for the first time that week. She;s a bubbly, kind, helpful, honest & well informed guide. I would strongly recommend tourists using Martha as their guide whilst in Rio. You wouldn't go wrong.
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Martha, I can not thank you enough for all the support, care & friendship you have shown me. Especially when you came along with me to exchange the torn t'shirt I bought as well as assisting me to the very last minute to find a supermarket for the chocolates, these are things you didn't have to do, but you did. Thank you, thank you, thank you!