Martin in front of artwork by street artist Lushsux.
Meet Martin, our Argentinian guide who moved to Melbourne 8 years ago. Martin grew up in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, but it was Melbourne’s welcoming and friendly lifestyle that made him eventually move here. He loves food and wine, like most of us, and is the perfect guide for city and winery tours. He’s also a self-confessed “coffee addict”, who thinks there are too many delicious cafes and bakeries in Melbourne to name just one. Martin now considers himself a local and is proud to call this amazing city home.
Melbourne is so easy to fall in love with, and Martin has so many reasons as to why international guests should include this incredible city on their travels to Australia. He thinks that “no other city compares to Melbourne.” Why? There is so much culture, art, theatre and plenty of events on offer all year round. If you want to escape the city, regional Victoria also has a lot to offer, including spectacular waterfalls, an abundance of great surfing spots and of course, plenty of wine! All in all, it’s a “pretty special place, once you get to know it.”
Why did he decide to become a guide? He says that, “it always comes down to the people. You spend a lot of time with them, and you begin to have a real connection. So, it becomes quite hard to say goodbye, because you had a great time.” So, why Localing? He says the answer is simple, he loves the friendly and family oriented environment.
“I love what I do. I love people, and on top of that I love the city. You’ll love spending time with us for sure.”