Touring the Sagrada Familia with Maria was not like a typical tour guide who simply recites a script at points of interest. Maria was instantly like a friend and expert on the location and history. Aside from being so personable and knowledgeable, she took care to contextualize the history of the basilica, Barcelona, and Catalonia region. It was truly a joy to experience such a magnificent place with someone who cared about sharing her knowledge with others. My mother-in-law needed a wheelchair and Maria made sure one was available, but also advocated for her making sure people didn’t obscure her view of things, or pulling us to the front of crowds to ensure my mother in law could experience everything we could. Choosing to tour with her turned something more of a tourist trap into a truly lovely experience. Thank you so much Maria!