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At The International Kitchen we know that our vacation packages are only as good as the people in charge of them: the chefs, guides, and drivers who make sure your culinary trip is what you’ve been dreaming of. For one of our favorite foodie vacation packages in Spain, your guide and escort Rosa Lara will lead you from Granada to Cordoba, then to Sevilla, and finally to Malaga.
1. When did you become a tour guide?
I am not a tour guide as such, I am a travel designer and the owner of my agency so as such and as the main philosophy of our services, I like providing a very personal service accompanying all customers through the entire trip as a local ambassador of my homeland.
2. Why did you decide to work in the tourism industry?
I feel passionate about my country, its beauty, its history and traditions. I found a gap in the market to provide personalized experiences to discover a real Spain, the one off the beaten track.
3. How did you learn about the history and sites of Andalusia?
In school and college
4. How do you get people interested in the places they see and visit?
The destination sells by itself fortunately due to the rich history and heritage and the worldwide known gastronomy and Mediterranean diet but I add a personal touch and transmit the passion I feel that it might be contagious and therefore appealing.
5. Where is your favorite place to bring guests, and why?
I personally love Ronda and the surrounding white villages. The mountain landscape there is absolutely gorgeous and the place itself has a very positive energy and magic is guaranteed. Even though a lot tourists know about the area, it is still unspoiled and precious as it is a very local and human place.
6. Why should people choose your tour/vacation over other trips to Spain?
Once you’ve booked one of our culinary vacation packages, you will be part of the family, part of this team who shares the same philosophy: authenticity and singularity. There are a lot agencies out there offering similar experiences and services but with me and my team, you will get THE experience, the one and only!
7. Anything else you’d like to share with travelers of The International Kitchen about your background and your culinary tours?
I have a degree in translation and several years of experience in export commerce so languages, sales and traveling so I know how important it is to take great care of customers, listen to their needs and preferences to be able to provide an excellent service.
Explore Spain with Rosa Lara on our foodie vacation package in Spain, Jewels of Andalusia or with our Ultimate Indulgence: Food and Wellness Tour in Spain!
By Peg Kern
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