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Meet the local guide: interview with Yana

Yana is our wonderful ExploRussia guide from Irkutsk  team. Today she is answering some questions about Irkutsk and Lake Baikal for you. Why did you move to Irkutsk from your hometown? My hometown is really nearby only 20 km away so I can say that I’ve always lived in Irkutsk. What do you like about…

Meet the local guide: Marina

Born in nowhere I was born in Siberia, in the windiest month of the year February. My hometown is lost deep in the forest, stretching along the bank of one of the most famous and longest Siberian rivers The Lena. On most maps this town is unidentified. It is located 1000 km from Irkutsk to…

Meet our local guide: Yana

On how you’ve become a tour guide Do you believe in destiny? I do. I believe that certain things are destined to happen in our lives. Being a tour guide for me is one of such things. I took numerous career tests at school, and every one of them showed that I should be a…

Meet our local guide: Tanya

On how she became a tour guide At the age of 12, I realized that I want to travel. It immediately brought me to the idea of becoming a journalist. Getting a degree in journalism made me realize that I won’t travel much and may end up writing the same news all over again. I…

Meet our local guide: Valentina

“Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.”       Marsha Norman Do you remember the moment when your life changed significantly? I am sure that I will never forget my own one. Just a year ago I got a much-awaited call from the company’s co-founder and heard that they were ready…

Meet the guide: 10 Things that I love about Russia

In my life, I’ve been lucky enough to live in several countries, cities & towns. I often get asked: “Which country do you like the most?”, and I always answer that I love them all and that each place has its advantages. But today I would like to talk about Russia. Here are 10 things…

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