Биография, опыт работы:
name is Olesya. I was born in Irkutsk which is located 70 km from the deepest
(1642m) lake of the world containing 23% of the world’s fresh water store, with
the surface of 31500km2 (it approximately equals to the territories of such
countries as Belgium, the Netherland, or Denmark). This year (2016) Irkutsk
celebrated its 355 anniversary (it was founded in 1661by a Cossack group under
the leadership of Yacov Pohabov ). The story of my family is closely connected
with the story of my town. My father’s great grandfather was a merchant and a
governor of Irkutsk since 1850-54. Unfortunately his mansion is half destroyed
now and used as a department of the local lore museum. As for my mom, she was
born on the north of Irkutsk region (Kirensk town). Her ancestors were half
local people (tungus) and half the first Cossacks who came here in the 16th
century to open up this area for fur trade. I love my native town and Baikal
Lake, so I want to share the interesting facts of its history with you and to
give you an opportunity to contemplate the beauty of the lake. My family (my
husband Vataly, my two sons Kirill and Daniel) invites you to stay with us and
have a wonderful experience in this unforgettable place.
Olesya Baikal stay
city tour (3 hours long): the historical center Irkutsk, visiting old churches,
seeing interesting monuments, strolling along the modern area of wooden houses. Car tour to
Listvianka village on the shore of Baikal lake (70km from Irkutsk- 8 hours
long): on the way visiting museums (Architectural and ethnographic museum
"TALSY" -47th km) (Baikal
limnological museum-70th km) fish and jewelry market, Chersky stone
the observing point on the top of the hill 728,4 м high.
Hiking tour 20 km to the village Bolshie Koty, a picturesque trail along the southern shore of Baikal lake.
A Hiking tour 80 km. along the old circal Baikal rail line. Visiting several villages on the way, getting know the road unique architecture.
Здравствуйте меня зовут Олеся я гид (английский русский) есть аккредитация в музеях тальцы и лимнологический (экскурсии Иркутск, Усть-Орда, Вершина, Улан-Удэ, Листвянка, Ольхон , бухта Песчаная, Ушканьи острова, Чевыркуйский залив, есть богатый опыт работы с vip туристами)для индивидуалов есть личный транспорт шкода фабия при желании можно найти микроавтобус буду рада поработать (пешие маршруты кбжд, б коты, хамар дабан, б голоустное) ( опыт работы 17 лет).
Dear Olesya, I hope you and your family are well. I have not yet learnt how to play the balalaika yet but hope to do that soon. Thanks for your assistance and the lessons of legends during our stay and training course. Regards to your family. Jackson
Олеся Смолянюк работает c нашей компанией на протяжении нескольких лет. Имеет богатый опыт работы с разными группами от школьников до вип-персон. Многие туристы, которые приезжают в Иркутск не в первый раз, просят, чтобы именно Олеся работала с ними. Олеся обладает всеми качествами отличного гида – большой объём знаний по истории и географии нашего края, грамотный русский язык и отличный английский, умение интересно и нешаблонно преподнести материал вне зависимости от того для кого проводится экскурсия. Плюс к этому – ответственность и пунктуальность. Организатор туров компании «Порт Байкал» Александра Сергейчук
21:28 KUISUN KIM Seoul, Seoul, Republic of Korea May 2015 I was so lucky spending 2 nights with such a lovely family of Olesya. even though I requested her a couchsurfing hastely she hosted me gladly. Olesya was trying to make a surfer feel comfortable in her house and introduced the city, her husband who is a photographer showed me his works and her sweet two boys played boardgames with me. the family was very faithful, nice and loving each other so i felt comfortable with staying. thank Olesya for hosting me and being a friend! Happy happy your life with your family :-)
fu jianguo Shenzhen, Guangdong, China Oct 2015 l am luckly to meet olesya , she is a so good mother , wife, and friend , she take me to visit the laker with her family , l am so happy with them , her babay is so lovely , l like theri beautiful blue eye .
zhuonan guan Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China Jul 2016 Olesya is a very sweet, polite, easy-going and warm-hearted girl. We met on the circum-baikal train. I can't speak Russian at all, so she gave me many guidance and help. Thank you very much, and hope we'll meet in China again!
21:31 Li Lee Jiaozuo, Henan, China Feb 2016 hello olesya, huuu, finally i got my hometown and my school after 20 days trip in russia and 7 days on silk road, in west china. now the time is for writing. of course lake baikal is my destination in irkutsk, but if i did not meet up your family it will be a big missing! when you and your husband waited me until 2:00am, i knew that my last stop in russia would be a happy ending at that very moment. and the next morning i met up your two kids, kirill and daniil, we did morning exercise together....and the following time we spent was impressed me a lot...all the details in my memory...they became the first two friends in my vk...and we still contact each other and share our daily life... probably this summer or next year i will go back to russia again... you all made my first trip in russia incredible and i felt so happy with... cheers, li
21:31 Milla Frilander Oulu, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland Oct 2015 At our arrival we were warmly welcomed by Olesya and her family, immediately feeling just like home. Olesya and Vitali helped us a great deal, giving us a big city tour, explaining history in great detail and even giving us a lift to the train station. In the evenings we got lovely home cooked dinners and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the house. The boys were super sweet, and when playing boardgames with them I felt just like a kid myself :-) Thank you so much, big kisses to you all!
Johanna Nimrich Munich, Bavaria, Germany May 2015 Olecyas family is just great. I stayed with them only for one night, but it was a fantastic time. They cooked for us and gave us a map from Irkutsk, so it was very easy to walk around and spend the time in the city. Thanks for everything, your are just lovely people!
21:32 DER_MUEMO Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany May 2015 My friend and I stayed for one night and one day with Olesya's family. It was a great time, because they are fantastic! They cooked delicous food for us and organized everything very well. We enjoyed the evening playing games with the boys. We really enjoyed the time in Irkutsk and felt very welcome.
21:33 Heng Song Shanghai, Shanghai, China May 2015 It was very interesting and so lucky getting to know olesya and her family . She and her husband are very knowledgeable and friendly person.They picked up us from the train station and also gave us a drive to the airport which was really helpful. Their apartment is very clean and comfortable .We talked a lot about the cultural differences between china and russia. kirill and deniil who are the two kids in their family are so polite and interested in talking with us .They are also very intelligent .Vitali who is her husband is nice and easy-going even he doesn't speak too much English.It was only one day together but we shared nice meals and had a very good time at her house. The only bad thing about my stay was, that it was only for one night :-) Thanks for hosting us! Hope we can meet again somewhere in china or russia.
jeremy Pely Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France May 2015 Such a beautiful time in the long long way of the transsibérien. I been hosting with lots of good attention, that i am very happy to meet this Family. I wish to see them, again.! Jeremy
Arianne Wolodarsky Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia Feb 2015 Who said Russians don't smile? Olesya and her husband received us with the biggest smiles as our first hosts in Russia. Our Trans-Siberian adventure started off wonderfully. They were waiting for us at the train station (quite early in the morning) and immediately took care of us from the first moment. Olesya became our Russian mother. At her home were waiting her two young sons, and they prepared us breakfast. We couldn't be luckier with Olesya and her family, and the way they treated us. Always home-cooked meals, well informed tour of her city, Irkutsk, a beautiful trip to Lake Baikal and having the opportunity to walk on the frozen lake, and also ice-skating!!! I cannot thank Olesya and her family enough, they've treated us like family, and even her pets were wonderful. Olesya, you were a marble with your amazing translating skills and your husband has an incredible skill with that camera. Your kids will hoepfully benefit greatly from couchsurfing. I hope you receive many more people in the future!! Thank you for everything!!!! =)
Benjamin Arregui Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina Feb 2015 What an honor to be the 1st to leave a reference! She was our 1st host in Russia (Irkutsk), and before that a lot of people told us about how cold and not that nice russians are. Well, this was completely the opposite. As soon as she saw us she gave us an amazing hug (even we were with our two backpacks). She and her husband Vitalia, picked us up from the Irkutsk train station and took us by car to their lovely apartment. She never stopped smiling, and being amazing to us from that moment until we left. At home were her two little men waiting for us, that beside it was early for them they made it to share breakfast with us. We tried Kefer (sour yogurt I loved), soup (I forgot the name), organic veggies from her dacha or garden. We had pizzas (we were so happy), and many other flavours we LOVED! Her husband Vitalia was our official master chef. That man is great in the kitchen among some other 5344345 things he has done in his life :-) The same day we arrived we went to the impressing Baikal Lake. Olesya told us about the myths, legends, flora and fauna of the lake with a great accuracy of dates and details, I have to say she was our official tour guide all the time. She was translating from russian to english and backwards all the time and without mistakes, specially translating between her family and us. She has a great future as translator and interpreter, and of course as tourist guide. We walked on the iced shore of the lake as well. And that was crazy! Something I have never done in my life. We also tried a native fish from the lake that was delicious. We had the opportunity to visit her summer house and to see her dacha/garden. She also helped us to get train tickets and bought a sim card for our phone. On the last day we went for ice skating!!!! And it was on the ice of Angara River, that was a privilege! I fell down so many times that my muscles and bones still soar ahaha! That was another great and 1st time experience for me. Her sons Kirill and Daniel were my ice skate masters who were looking after me all the time. Olesya and her family (in my opinion) was to have a russian family. I felt at home all the time from the start. It was a giant privilege to met you guys. Big hug from Ari and me.
21:41 Dear Elena, being already back in busy normal life I did not want to miss thanking you very much for your superb organization and fixing all the arrangements for us. All worked out very well. I guess Olessya is the pearl of your guides. Thank you for choosing her to accompany us. Her knowledge and enthusiasm truely enriched the whole trip and made it an unforgettable event for all three of us! So thanks again also to her for giving us a great time on lake Baikal. I will keep you two in very good memory and recommend you when I have the opportunity. Very best regards Oliver
21:45 Dear Olesya, a warm hello from Germany! Please excuse our very very late reply to your email. Flying around most of autumn your mail was stored on our computer in Leipzig and whenever I was working on the piuctures in Moscow I did not have the link and your address available. Then I wanted to bring everything together at Christmas, but time was not sufficient. So today I was finally able to extract a couple of pictures for you. I/we hope you had a good and joyful remaining summer season, colourful autumn and now winter is not too hard. Did you move to your new apartment in the meantime? Taking this opportunity we want to thank you again for the so much impressing trip you made so rich with your explanations and knowledge for us. Your exitement about your home territory really stick to our memories since then and the journey became all in all something unforgettable. Thank you again!! We wish you a a happy and healthy year 2015 Kathrin & Oliver