Alicja comes from Galicia, in the eastern part of Poland. As a kid she came to Kraków quite often — to visit the historical sites, to go to the theatre, to visit friends. For her, Kraków always seemed to be a perfect place to live: a bohemian, historical town with an atmosphere impossible to find anywhere else in the world. That’s why when she was 16, she left home and moved to Kraków to study at the best high school in the city.
She always travelled a lot, so becoming a guide felt quite natural. Just after she graduated from high school, she started a guiding course. This is when she met Paweł Mrozowicz and Gosia Fus, the founders of the FREE walking TOUR Foundation. She passed the state exam and became a guide in 2011 and she is guiding ever since both in Polish and English. She graduated from Jagiellonian University with a degree in psychology, but she finds being a guide much more fun.
She believes that the best part of her job is lack of monotony and the opportunity of getting a suntan at work. She also appreciates the fact that being a guide means being in constant motion. She loves preparing new tours; she thinks that Kraków is the kind of city that never stops surprising you with the stories you've never heard before, no matter how much you think you already know about it.