From time to time, we interview our Guide Writers to get a look behind their guides and ideas. Today it’s Paul’s turn, who published an Illuminati guide these days.

Hey Paul. What was your motivation for your guide?

It is always interesting to look behind the making of a movie. The movie Illuminati came on TV lately and it fascinated me. I traveled to Rome were the film was set, because a city tour always becomes something special if you can follow the trace of a well-known story.

Why did you choose GuideWriters for writing your guide?

I searched the web for web sites where you can write your own guide. But in all of them – I tried Inzumi and Stay – you can only collect the specific sightseeing spots of a city. You can’t really write your own guide. Then I found GuideWriters where there is also space for unusual topics. And there is an other great advantage when you use the GuideWriters App for iOS and Android: you can create tours, which will appear on the map. This way, you can just follow the drawn way on the plan to reach your destination. Your position is constantly shown on the map trough GPS. So, you can literally write your own city tour!

But isn’t it much more work doing it this way ?

Not at all. The GuideWriters web site is very intuitive. In the end, you have full control over what you write. And when it’s done it’s a great feeling to have created something of your own.

It was only more work because I realized that I had to write much more than I thought in the beginning. I also had to research the historical background of all places from scratch. Luckily my friend Ben came to my assistance. But I didn’t have to give him my account to do so. With the co-author feature several writers can work on one guide.

So, will you come back and write more guides ?

Of course. There are still so many great movies left (laughs).
No, for real. The next project is already in planing.

Last but not Least: What is your insider tip for every Rome visitor?

Besides taking the Illuminati Guide with them? When they want to visit the Musei Vaticani with the Sistine Chapel in it, they should buy a ticket in advance via Internet. That saves tons of time which you really need to see the multitude of art objects shown there.