01-14-2018 05:21 PM
Welcome to local guide connect @RussellR. It's alway nice and fun to connect with LG from different parts of the world
love from India
01-14-2018 06:24 PM
Hi @odurokwarteng Welcome to Local Guide Connect Community
Nice to meet you and good to know you my friend :) don't have to work hard my friend use your free time for contribution.
You can introduce yourself here so that other may get a chance to know about you.
Happy sharing and Guiding,
01-14-2018 06:36 PM
Hello @ToyinOy there, that one good candid pic you got there 😍. See a pretty Connect feel nice 😎. Nice to meet you my friend, see you around.
01-14-2018 06:40 PM
Wow @RussellR you got photogenic face you look good man ? Is that a champion belt 🧐. Good to know about you my friend, Nice to meet you.
01-14-2018 07:48 PM
LOL Thank you +Jagadeesh_Reddy.
Yeah, it's a replica of the WWE Heavyweight Championship belt (my wife and I are wrestling fans).
01-15-2018 02:47 AM
Hey guys & gals. I'm new here so below is a little bit about me..
Location: West Yorkshire, England.
Favourite travel destination: India.
What do I love about being a Local Guide: Well I'm kind of new, but I'm looking forward to reviewing lots of places, especially places that seem to have slipped off Google Maps own radar. I'm also all for helping other travellers choosing hotels, restaurants and interesting places to see & visit.
How did I hear about Local Guides: I think it was through the Google phone apps, but to be honest, I ignored it for a bit due to being so busy. It has been something I've wanted to explore for quite a while though, I guess now is the right time :)
Facts About Me: I only started travelling a few years ago. I choose India as a completely random destination, I just needed to get away from everyone and everything. But India is not really for someone who wants to get away from everyday stresses (two weeks in Rishikesh doing Yoga? NO thanks!), nor is it for for virgin-clueless-gullible travellers with no experience (Lonely Planet won't save you - it'll make you look even more lost).. India taught me how very little I knew about life and made all my problems look pretty petty. I found it a very full on, nerve wrecking trip. But I'm not one to give up. So I went back, again and again, each time trying to adapt and learn from my previous experiences. I'm now planning my 10th trip to coincide with my 50th birthday.
I'm also into photography and filming. Currently, I'm researching Indian stepwells which will play a big part of my next holiday.
Google Maps: I just wanted to mention how this was a massive help recently on a road trip in India from Varanasi to Orchha, It was a 3 day car journey covering several places in-between. My 'experienced' driver would have been totally lost without the app.
Anyway, that's all for now :)