Dan has great knowledge of Seville’s history (and his thesis is an interesting demonstration of this knowledge). His descriptions enabled us to imagine what no longer exists based on the remains we can still see, which is especially important in a city like Seville that had many phases and where many architectural and historical layers overlap. Dan contextualized the visits (for instance, in the Hospital de la Caridad, he not only described the space but also explained to us the context that led to its creation). He also made several connections between the venues we visited. He managed the time and the itinerary perfectly (especially important in tours where there are plenty of places to visit). Dan was also able to identify what was worth seeing in each site and to explain his choices (we always left the venues convinced that we had seen what mattered). He shared not unchallengeable truths, but state of the art information, and was always open to discuss any matter and provide further details about the venues. We must highlight his efforts to allow us to visit the Bronze Age Tumuli, a unique experience that we would not have had if we had not been with him. Also significant were his efforts to show us places not usually visited because they are inside public offices, restaurants, etc. It was a nice touch to bring us books to show us passages about lawyers (Henry's profession) and maps that completed the information he had provided us in the previous tour. Dan had the ability to "read" us quickly, and adapted our interaction and the itinerary to our characteristics (considering, for example, Henry's mother’s age and Monique's dietary restrictions). He showed versatility in the Cuarto Real, finding a way to provide us further details even if the use of the audio-guide was obligatory. Finally, he was always friendly and good-tempered. We had a fantastic time with Dan.
Oct. 8, 2019