Lokafyer Profile: A Walk Down Memory Lane with Martina

Vienna is the beautiful capital city of Austria. This historic centre is known for many things from art to music to coffee houses. There is so much to see and our Lokafyer Martina is ready to make your experience memorable.

Hey Martina, tell us a bit about yourself!

I was born in Vienna and was living in France for more than twenty years. I moved over three years ago and just like my home-town city very much! We have got two great daughters who have been caring for themselves for a couple of years! We are very close to each other even if one of them is living in Paris.

Why did you decide to join Lokafy?

When I first read about LOKAFY I was certain that this kind of work fits me like nothing else. I like the contact with travelers very much and show them the little "secrets" of my town. I miss them so much! It would be a great time to get in touch again with all those lovely people from the world.

What do you love most about your city?

When you don't know Vienna it's very difficult to explain it: It's a metropole which stays little like a village. Most of our monuments in the "Old Town'' you can visit by foot. Vienna seems to stay the "old one" but otherwise it has grown to an international destination. Where I like to go most is to walk in the vineyards. It's overwhelming when you can see down to the city. And nearby there are taverns everywhere.

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If someone comes to visit you, where would you take them to eat?

I would take them to an originally place which would be identical! They are in the heart of the city but also in the vineyards but still in Vienna. Our vineyards are growing IN the city of Vienna, the one and only town in the world where wine is growing!

When you’re not working for Lokafy, what do you like to do for fun?

I like hiking, biking, laughing, reading, meeting friends, writing little stories, but now it has come the time to get new travelers and show them our beautiful Vienna.

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What is your favourite travel memory?

I like to remember the year where I travelled to Tunisia with my mum and we attended a tour in the desert for about four days. I had many experiences. Unforgettable! Or when I reached the USA and Hawaii.... There would be much more memories....

What is your favourite tour memory?

Even if it's not to imagine in this actual time I had many tours. Once, I was walking with a German couple. The husband was in a wheel-chair. We had a great time together. They were publishing a well-known newspaper in the North of Germany in the 8th generation.

Another time, I guided a French couple where the husband loved the Austrian cult film "The Third Man". I wanted to surprise him at the end with a series of photos showing from the film. It was winter and unfortunately, this station was dismantled. We were laughing!

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Another time, I walked with a German couple for about four hours in the city - but after this time there was no way to leave. They wanted me to show them the popular taverns in the vineyards. This evening, we were the last hosts who left this tavern! I could write a book about my marvellous experiences!

Have you kept in touch with any travellers?

I still keep in touch with many of the travellers. We regularly send a message or a call. They would like to meet me again once the journeys will be "allowed" again.