Welcome to Novosibirsk!
Dear visitor from whatever corner of the world!
I am happy to welcome you in this blog!
My name is Olga Tkachenko, I work and live in Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, Russia, together with my husband and three sons. I am a freelance English-Russian and German-Russian interpreter, translator and tour guide, and all three occupations are more than my work, they are my life.
My translation and interpreting career started in 2000, and for several years I was an in-house translator at several different companies. In 2004 my first son was born, and I switched over to freelancing. In 2006 I started tour guiding in Novosibirsk, and since then it has been my greatest pleasure.
The idea of blogging came to me when in Autumn 2010 I realized that people do not know much about Novosibirsk and Western Siberia in general, and do not find my home city to be an exciting travel destination. I felt a push to do something about it, to tell people how interesting life here is. This is how it all started.
In the «About Me» page you can read what has become of it.
And ask your questions about Novosibirsk.