Thursday, July 24, 2008

Meet the People - 17

Jennifer Looman - centre. Photo by Tanja Dove Photography.
Another in the Series Meet the People – Ordinary and Extraordinary New Zealanders Doing Interesting ThingsWellington’s Jennifer Looman has a quirky, personalised approach to tourism – she’s just as happy showing off her favourite public bathroom…location a secret unless you join one of her City of Style Tours….as she is telling her guests what the capital’s Cable Car meant to her when she was young. Or there was the time she took a group of Canadian women to look over the Parliament Buildings and as they stood there, the red carpet was rolled out and the Prime Minister took to the steps to greet the Prime Minister of Vanuatu – with a full Maori welcome in tow. “I spent the next 30 minutes explaining where Vanuatu was and Txted pictures of the Prime Minister were sent back to their families within the hour. It was a pretty cool moment,” she says. Jennifer set up Wild About Wellington just over two years ago – “because I had just turned 40 and I lay in bed worrying that if I didn’t take the plunge and do something that thrilled me to the core, then I might just miss out on something dreadfully important.” Anyone who has joined Jennifer on one of her tours is no doubt highly appreciative of her moment of epiphany. There’s a City of Style Tour that takes you to meet local fashion designers and a Boutique Beer Tour (see below post) that introduces you to our finest ales – and both tours packed with great people, stories, coffee, arts, food and shopping.

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