Novosibirsk: Welcome!

Welcome to Novosibirsk!

16.06.2017 прогулка по Академу_038

Dear visitor from whatever corner of the world!

I am happy to welcome you in this blog and I hope you find it useful!

My name is Olga Tkachenko, I work and live in Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, Russia, together with my  husband and our three sons. I am a freelance English-Russian and German-Russian interpreter, translator and tour guide, and all three occupations are more than my job, they are my life.

My translation and interpreting career started in 2000. As an in-house translator and interpreter, I used all opportunities to constantly master my skills. In 2004 my first son was born, and freelancing looked like a better choice. In 2006 I started tour guiding in Novosibirsk, and since then it has been my greatest pleasure.

The idea of blogging came to me in 2010 when I realized that people from other countries do not know much about Novosibirsk and Siberia, that they can’t find any information about my region in English, so they can’t plan travels here, and that in the available sources my home city doesn’t look like an exciting travel destination. I felt a push to change it. This is how it all started. Now I feel it my mission to help you arrange your travel to Siberia, to get necessary information, to make your stay in Novosibirsk and everywhere in Siberia comfortable.

In the «About Me» page you can read what has become of it.

And ask your questions about Novosibirsk.