I’m originally from Russia, but don’t look typically Russian as my Dad is from Chechnya State of Russia. I have been working in travel for over 10 years now, in outbound and inbound, with training in travel and management.
My sister has lived in Australia for over 12 years now; I used to visit her every couple of years and enjoyed doing all the touristy things. Over time I became convinced that Australia should be my new home, so I moved to Sydney!
Tasmania and Bay of Fires are my favourite places to visit. I’m still amazed after 5 years how every state of Australia is so different from the others.
Southern World is my perfect workplace as it has helped me to increase my knowledge as an Aussie expert and I enjoy the close relationship I have built with my clients.
I do a variety of sports including yoga, running and general fitness. Every September I do a half marathon event in Sydney just to appreciate this amazing city. This is the only day the Sydney Harbour Bridge is closed to all the traffic and you can run over the bridge itself before finishing at the Sydney Opera House. I use this as a little reminder of why I moved here and why I love it here so much.
I also make terrariums with live plants and sell some online. I enjoy bushwalking, but getting my husband outdoors takes some convincing. I have two fur babies, an energetic blue staffy and a cat. The dog is my favourite and I spend a lot of time training and spoiling her.