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What a difference a guide makes

Los Angeles is a notoriously difficult city to navigate. Exploring this giant jigsaw puzzle of districts and neighborhoods can be a stressful and time-consuming experience. Believe me, I know.  If you’re here for the first time, you may feel pretty overwhelmed. So where do you start? Oh sure, there’s all the usual overhyped tourist attractions everybody knows. But apart from those? Where do you go? And how do you get there? Most first-time visitors to L.A. simply haven’t got a clue. And that’s a shame, because this city has so much more to offer than you’d imagine.

The face of L.A. you’ve never seen before

My walking tours come with a personal touch. I’ll take you through side streets and back alleys (safe ones, don’t worry!) to reveal a side of the city most tourists typically never get to see.

Of course, I’ll point out the famous landmarks. After all, you want pictures as social proof for the people back home, don’t you? But I also love taking visitors beyond the obvious to shed new light on my city.

Personally, I can’t get enough of all the stories L.A. has to tell. The history of Los Angeles comes to life through my storytelling expertise, my contagious passion and my energy. Leaving you with the feeling as if you belong here.

What a difference a guide makes

Los Angeles is a notoriously difficult city to navigate. Exploring this giant jigsaw puzzle of districts and neighborhoods can be a stressful and time-consuming experience. Believe me, I know.  If you’re here for the first time, you may feel pretty overwhelmed.

So where do you start? Oh sure, there’s all the usual overhyped tourist attractions everybody knows. But apart from those? Where do you go? And how do you get there? Most first-time visitors to L.A. simply haven’t got a clue. And that’s a shame, because this city has so much more to offer than you’d imagine.

I can help you

I’ll help you save time, because I know my way around. And I know the quickest routes to the places worth visiting in Los Angeles. I seem to have a nose for these things, I’m told. I’ll declutter all the options for you. So you can relax, and enjoy all the best L.A. has to offer. You know, the way holidays are supposed to be.

The face of L.A. you’ve never seen before

My walking tours come with a personal touch. I’ll take you through side streets and back alleys (safe ones, don’t worry!) to reveal a side of the city most tourists typically never get to see.

Of course, I’ll point out the famous landmarks. After all, you want pictures as social proof for the people back home, don’t you? But I also love taking visitors beyond the obvious to shed new light on my city.

Personally, I can’t get enough of all the stories L.A. has to tell. The history of Los Angeles comes to life through my storytelling expertise, my contagious passion and my energy. Leaving you with the feeling as if you belong here.

So who am I?

I’m Nathalie Bevernaegie: a travel journalist and private tour guide in Los Angeles. I take visitors from all ages and all walks of life through my favorite neighborhoods in one of the world’s most famous cities.

But let me tell you how I got here first. Because in fact, I’m a long way from home… but far from homesick. I was born and raised in Belgium – the land of beer, chocolate and surrealism. And I made a detour of more than 7 years via Turkey, before coming to Los Angeles. Belgium? Turkey?! Yep, sit down and grab a drink, amigo. My story is a wild one.

So who am I?

I’m Nathalie Bevernaegie: a travel journalist and private tour guide in Los Angeles. I take visitors from all ages and all walks of life through my favorite neighborhoods in one of the world’s most famous cities.

But let me tell you how I got here first. Because in fact, I’m a long way from home… but far from homesick. I was born and raised in Belgium – the land of beer, chocolate and surrealism. And I made a detour of more than 7 years via Turkey, before coming to Los Angeles. Belgium? Turkey?! Yep, sit down and grab a drink, amigo. My story is a wild one.

Arriba arriba! Andale andale!
(Let’s go! Come on!)

I’ve always been full of life, full of energy, and eager to explore the world. Even when I was still tumbling around in my mother’s womb. Seriously, I could hardly wait to be born. My mom almost gave birth to me in a taxi on her way to the hospital. It took me only a couple of minutes to find my way out of that watery world. I sure saved the medical staff lots of work and time that day. Fast-forward to adulthood, when I landed a job as a researcher with a Belgian television production company. I researched topics like health, food, fashion, sports, travel, royalty, celebrities… You name it, I covered them all. My colleagues had a nickname for me: Speedy Gonzalez! Simply because I was known for getting things done so fast. I am more fashion savvy than the famous Mexican cartoon mouse though.

Arriba arriba! Andale andale!
(Let’s go! Come on!)

I’ve always been full of life, full of energy, and eager to explore the world. Even when I was still tumbling around in my mother’s womb. Seriously, I could hardly wait to be born. My mom almost gave birth to me in a taxi on her way to the hospital. It took me only a couple of minutes to find my way out of that watery world. I sure saved the medical staff lots of work and time that day.

Fast-forward to adulthood, when I landed a job as a researcher with a Belgian television production company. I researched topics like health, food, fashion, sports, travel, royalty, celebrities… You name it, I covered them all. My colleagues had a nickname for me: Speedy Gonzalez! Simply because I was known for getting things done so fast. I am more fashion savvy than the famous Mexican cartoon mouse though.

Destined for glamour and travel ?

One of my proudest achievements was chasing Kevin Costner and Roger Moore on the golf court in Monaco. I squeezed my way through in the men’s restroom, where they finally agreed to be interviewed. So you see, I must have been predestined for Los Angeles.

Later I became the editor-in-chief of a travel magazine, giving me the opportunity to travel the world. I even won a travel writing award.

In 2009 my life took a new and interesting turn, when my husband took up a job abroad. I felt totally ready for a new adventure.

Destined for glamour and travel ?

One of my proudest achievements was chasing Kevin Costner and Roger Moore on the golf court in Monaco. I squeezed my way through in the men’s restroom, where they finally agreed to be interviewed. So you see, I must have been predestined for Los Angeles.

Later I became the editor-in-chief of a travel magazine, giving me the opportunity to travel the world. I even won a travel writing award.

In 2009 my life took a new and interesting turn, when my husband took up a job abroad. I felt totally ready for a new adventure.

Moving countries

We moved to Istanbul in Turkey, where I became a tour guide… by accident. I wrote columns about my adoptive city, as a freelance journalist. And it didn’t take too long before readers started asking me to show them Istanbul through my eyes. They wanted to discover the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul from a different perspective. I found a new passion. As it turns out, I was a natural born tour guide. Want to know how good I was? Turkish locals asked ME for advice about the nicest places to visit in their city!
And now, the exact same thing is happening here in Los Angeles.

L.A. – the City of Angels

We got transferred to Los Angeles in 2016. Thus began a new chapter in the adventure that my life seems to be. Continuing my tour guide business was a logical decision. There’s certainly more than enough to see and explore in Los Angeles. So many different things too: old and new, modern and classic, loud and peaceful, big and intimate – L.A. has it all, baby. And I can show you the finest selection of it, matching your own tastes and preferences.

Moving countries

We moved to Istanbul in Turkey, where I became a tour guide… by accident. I wrote columns about my adoptive city, as a freelance journalist. And it didn’t take too long before readers started asking me to show them Istanbul through my eyes. They wanted to discover the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul from a different perspective. I found a new passion. As it turns out, I was a natural born tour guide. Want to know how good I was? Turkish locals asked ME for advice about the nicest places to visit in their city!
And now, the exact same thing is happening here in Los Angeles.

L.A. – the City of Angels

We got transferred to Los Angeles in 2016. Thus began a new chapter in the adventure that my life seems to be. Continuing my tour guide business was a logical decision. There’s certainly more than enough to see and explore in Los Angeles. So many different things too: old and new, modern and classic, loud and peaceful, big and intimate – L.A. has it all, baby. And I can show you the finest selection of it, matching your own tastes and preferences.

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