#5 “The best gift you can give”

 Members of the Global Greeter Network meeting in Hamburg. Photo: Jan Hennings,  www.hamburg-greeter.de

Members of the Global Greeter Network meeting in Hamburg. Photo: Jan Hennings, www.hamburg-greeter.de

The Global Greeter Network met in Hamburg last week. What an amazing coming together of energy, interest, passion and warmth. 

Greeters take visitors on a free two-hour walk around ‘their’ town or city. I’m one of the founders of Vienna Greeters. And we’re having a ball.

In Hamburg, we spoke a lot about organisation, planning, growth and cooperation. But the most fascinating discussions were about experiences with people, with visitors, new friends, fellow greeters etc. 

I learned that the Greeters concept isn’t about websites or the walks themselves, but about communication, surprises, challenges, discoveries and the simple idea of doing something you’ve never done before with someone you’ve never met before.

It’s wonderful. 

The Buenos Aires Greeters – Cicerones de Buenos Aires – posted this image recently. 

The best gift you can give to someone is your time

So if you’re travelling to any of the 108 destinations with a Greeter Network anytime soon, make sure you arrange to meet someone while you’re there.

Where are you going?