I was a Regent Tours Manager for the Baltic States and Russia for many years starting back in 1995. As a Russian and Soviet Studies graduate, I have always been fascinated by this vast country and love discovering something new on every return visit. Being in the wide open space of the tundra, picnicking beside shimmering birch trees and visiting provincial towns is to experience the real Russia. One of my most memorable trips was an incredible journey along the Trans-Siberian Railway with my family. My travel advice for this epic journey? Don't try and keep up with the Russians when vodka drinking!
In 2009, I led Regent’s inaugural tour to Kosovo and was overwhelmed by the generous hospitality of the local people. More recently, I enjoyed a trip to Albania, a country I first visited 25 years ago! The country has undergone a remarkable transformation, with restored ancient monuments, thriving businesses, and refurbished town centres that provide a delightful cafe culture. From dramatic scenery and vibrant cities to glorious coastlines and warm hospitality, Albania offers a diverse range of experiences at affordable prices!
Every year you will find me travelling at least once to Iceland (In 2023 it will be 3 visits) – one of my favourite ever destinations. Iceland is simply one of the most visually stunning countries I have visited with its thundering waterfalls, ice-filled lagoons, fjords edged with steep, flat-topped mountains and jagged glacier tongues. And how I can forget the northern lights? What an amazing, awe-inspiring spectacle.
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