I am a native Russian speaker. I moved to California where I'm currently living in the Bay Area with my partner David. Before that we spent two years in London where I was an graduate student at Birkbeck College, University of London.
I am a friendly and sociable person. I love to travel, visit new places and meet new people. Since 2004 David and I lived in several countries including England, Russia and Montenegro where we started Hippo Hostel and ran it for three years. Therefore, I am well familiar with the grassroots hospitality sector and have a great appreciation for the people who are willing to host and share their world with others.