A guest is visiting you. Where is the first place you take them?
To the Old City of Dubrovnik, the best-preserved medieval fortified city in the world.
Why do you like showing people around?
I am deeply in love with my birthplace and passionate about its past and present and I like to share my devotion with visitors.
What is your favorite place in the world and why?
Dubrovnik, definitely! I am born there and my whole life is marked with that unique place.
What are your hobbies outside of being a local guide?
I am a bookworm, I read everything, even menus in restaurants. Of course, I love to travel. And like most Croatians, food and wine are always important in my life.
Whats your most memorable moment while on a tour?
When my guests enjoy the tour, asking questions, additional explanations. When you can see they are having a good time.
What kinds of things did you have to go through to become a licensed tour guide for your city?
Besides a master degree, I had to pass special training and I had to pass 13 different exams to get my guiding license.
Pineapple on pizza. yes or no?
Why not, I am always open to new things.
Whats the local tourist trap you think people should avoid when visiting?
Generic tours for big groups. There is no time and possibility that you'll be properly introduced to the city surrounded by a large group of unknown people.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Some humble mom who works all year round for her family, to serve her a nice meal and let her enjoy the time when she'll be served and taken care of.
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Who wouldn't? But I prefer to be famous for my human qualities and good nature, more than anything else.
What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
A relaxed day in a deep shade of pine trees by the sea, with a good book and a picnic bag with fresh fruit and a bottle of good wine.
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
For the gift of motherhood, for my beautiful son.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
To make people laughing, relaxing. To make them more perceptive to those good things they have in their lives.
What is your most treasured memory?
A moment when I held my son in my arms for the first time.