My name is Liudmila. I am a licensed guide of St.Petersburg. I really love my native city and want the other people feel the same especially after a visit to St.Petersburg.
I have been working as a guide for 10 years. I graduated from St.Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Institute of Foreign Languages, Pedagogical Academy. I did not want to give up engineering but after "perestroika" of 1990s in our country I had to change my profession like many other soviet engineers. Tourism had always attracted me and I started to work in tourism. I was good at English but I decided to enter the Institute of Foreign Languages to be fluent in it. Unfortunately our tourist season is very short here and when I became a guide I had to find a side job. I tried myself in teaching English. The Pedagogical Academy helped me to become a professional teacher. I really enjoy teaching but being a guide is my favorite.
I have worked as a guide for many St.Petersburg travel companies. I have been interested in the history of my city since my childhood and I keep studying it now. The profession of a guide helps me in it. As a licensed guide I have to pass the certain exams annually.
Being a student of the Electrotechnical University I took part at the exchange program and visited Japan. After a visit of this country I really fell in love with it's culture. 3 years ago I started to study Japanese at St.Petersburg Japanese center. I think that now I need 2 more years to become a Japanese speaking guide as well.
Like many people I like traveling. I have been to many cities and I am sure that St.Petersburg is at the top of the list of the most beautiful cities of the world. The streets of this magnificent city can tell you history of Russia.