Acerca de Ivan
I'am 25 years old, I love English literature, history, Kusturiza films, cycling, and football. I work as a tour-guide with Dom Boutique Hotel and write a blog about travelling to Russia.
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It was very interesting to talk with Ivan. He was very friendly.
My problem with the tour was that it was not professional, I missed the structure. It seemed rather random. This was my first day in St. Pt. and I didn't get the feeling that I got a well rounded introduction to the city and it's history.
I met Ivan as planned at the designated café, to my surprise I was the only one on the tour which obviously has advantages and disadvantages. I could directly influence where walk and what we talked about but it meant it could be fairly intense as I was about to spend 3 hours with a person whom I had never met before and the conversation was therefore as much my responsibility as his. I opted for the less walked streets rather than the standard St Petersburg tourist sites (Winter Palace, St Issacs etc) as I had been in St Petersburg for some days by then and had already visited most of the inner city the sites. Ivan was engaging and we spent most of the time chatting about Russian history and modern Russian political culture. We virtually didn't discuss the streets we walking through unless I specifically brought up matters relating to building that were in front of us. he di help me on recommendations. Ivan is an engaging if somewhat eclectic person, his English is perfect and his knowledge of the St Petersburg seemed to be well informed. He is well read especially on recent political matters.