Cities where he/she works: Rio de Janeiro
Phil Sharland - Regional, National and International Tour Guide, registered with the Brazilian Tourist Ministry.
Rio de Janeiro is one of the world's most exotic cities, with its phenomenal natural beauty and rich historical background.
Brazil was colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century and Rio de Janeiro was chosen to be its capital city in 1763 until 1960, when the capital was transferred to Brasília.
During its time as capital, Rio witnessed Brazil being a Portuguese colony, becoming part of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarve, watched in its struggle for Independence, becoming an Empire and finally becoming the Republic of Brazil.
The tours will show, in a light hearted way, some of the development of this country and the influence that foreign powers, particularly those of Great Britain and France, had on Brazil while also showing a little of the "Carioca Culture", through the eyes of a Welshman.
You are guaranteed satisfaction on all these tours and we are sure that you will want to return to do more of the same
My name is Phil and I am British (Welsh) and have lived in Rio since 1994.
After a long career in international management, I decided to turn to tourism, registering with the Ministry of Tourism as a Regional, National and International Tour Guide. I am also qualified as a Guide in the National Historical Museum and have participated in training as a Guide in the Museum of the Republic (Catete Palace).
The descriptions bring alive the places, buildings and events that have influenced the development of Brazil and Rio especially. I can speak about the impact that British and French actions and cultures have had on the shaping of this vibrant country.
Experience: 6 years
Minimum duration of the contract : 3 hours
Can provide transport
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