Did you know I actually trained as an information officer? Had to learn all about the different kinds of mills in the Netherlands, about different building styles, how to book a hotel and WP4.2! I did train, but at the exams at the end of the year, I failed half of them, so I never became an information officer. I didn't mind too much though, since I already had a job.
During the last few years though, I have returned a bit to my roots as an information officer. Granted, my information tends to be the 'Winnie the Pooh was born here' variety and not the 'this building was built in 1763 and designed by such and such in whatever style it is'. Then again, people wanting to know the latter, usually have booklets in which they can read all about it.
So, what to do when you are somewhere, not being driven around by yours truly? Well, you go to the information office. There you get the maps, the hints and tips, the tickets to any attractions you want to visit. They can tell you where to go, what to see and might even hook you up with a local guide to show you around town!
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PS: you are wondering about Winnie now are you? I know you are. Well, AA Milne bought a little teddybear for his young son Christopher in Harrods, London. And that teddybear was the basis for the stories about Winnie the Pooh. So, Winnie the Pooh was born in Harrods! Just so you know...