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10 of the best independent tour guides: readers’ tips

Whether it’s China, Bosnia or Colombia, our readers have found guides whose humour, passion and local knowledge have been the making of a trip

My girlfriend and I stayed at Hostel Majdas in Mostar and signed up for a daily tour that the owner’s brother, Bata, was running. Bata gave us a jaw-dropping personal account of his life and escape during the Bosnia conflict, and an incredible amount of information about the political situation and its relevance to this day. He took us to incredibly beautiful locations miles off the beaten track, and the highlight was visiting Grandma’s house and getting the warmest Bosnian hospitality and tastiest home cooking. He was the most enthralling and passionate local guide I’ve ever met.
Day tour €30, on Facebook

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