Guiding old people

It’s just recent that I had guests who are almost old enough to be my grandparents. It was an assignment to take around a couple of Australians within Metro Manila. For the whole story, you can check out my post in the Mabuhay Guides blog.

All of them are probably hitting their 60s and I’m just amazed that there are people of their age who dared to do these things.


One of the best tours that I had was with a group of old people who had the guts to climb Taal Volcano. Four of them were women and two of them were men. All of them are probably hitting their 60s and I’m just amazed that there are people of their age who dared to do these things. It was a steep climb and the humidity was no joke. After the trek, we had lunch in Antonio’s followed by a visit to Museo De La Salle in Cavite. They enjoyed the tour because of the combination of physical activity and brain work.

To the Taal view deck. Imagine my guests taking this trail.

So far, my experience tells me that guiding senior citizens is just great.

Here are some reasons that I love touring old people:

  1. They know what you’re talking about.
  2. They ask good questions and relate them to their experience. They’re generous to share what they know.
  3. They have a different kind of sense of humor. The old school type which I kind of dig.
  4. They make you feel like you’re their grandchild and they take care of you.

They’re generally nice people and thank god that I haven’t handled grumpy old men.