Natasha and Roland Oakshett
Natasha and Roland Oakshett, London, England, UK
Sorry it has taken so long for me to write to thank you organising a great trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica for us, but somehow during our travels this far, we have not found very much spare time (we are now in North Argentina).
Thank you for taking so much care to find out a bit about Roland and I so that you could adapt the tour to best suit our interests, and if it was this influenced your choice in asking Gerald to look after us, you made a perfect choice. Gerald, is probably the best guide that we have had the opportunity to spend time with (and I should say that we have travelled in quite a few countries, using quite a few guides!) We were extremely impressed with Gerald´s breadth of knowledge on his country, from politics, to history, society in general and, of course, the natural world. It was great to have someone who seemed to have endless patience and also to take enjoyment from us wanting to stop to identify birds, insects, flowers, rock formations….. whether in the garden of a hotel or trekking up a rain drenched hill. What also never ceased to amaze us was that every place we went to, Gerald seemed to run into friends and this just added to our feeling that he must be a great guy. Not only was Gerald superb company as our guide, but he remained professional and courteous at all times, never once indicating any annoyance and tiredness, even at our constant lateness or questions.
I would also like to add that Don Pablo who acted as our driver did an excellent job. We have travelled a bit in central and south America and he certainly took great care to ensure that we felt comfortable and safe whenever he was driving, whether or not the road conditions were good. It is a shame that our spanish was so poor as we could see that Don Pablo had a great sense of humour and would have also been good company. He and Gerald made a good team. We really felt that you and your team did an excellent job.
Many thanks and kind regards,