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"Our trip was phenomenal!! What a find in the Maldives, we really had so much fun and the staff was so helpful and fun. From snorkeling off a deserted island to sunset fishing, we really had an amazing time... How are you? Looks like you are working hard growing your business!"
Lauren. Trip: Maldives
"Hi The wedding was spectacular (as expected) and extra special with the Maori attendees who graced us with their attendance. The trip was super fun- thank you - all your recommendations were great and your app was easy. All in all - a really wonderful and memorable adventure."
Janis & David. Trip: New Zealand. Fiji.
"Andrey: I want to express my complete delight with the Russia trip. Your service was excellent, as the itinerary, hotels and all other arrangements were really perfect for me. I am completely satisfied, and feel like I saw a very good cross section of Russia. I attach my selfie with Yeltsin in Ekaterineberg.
Please accept my gratitude."
Stuart. Trip: Russia
"Dear Andrey, Now that we are settled back into our American life, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing such a thorough, detailed, professional and complete job, as you did for our trip to Odessa and Kiev. Every thing that you recommended was superb - from the hotels, which were grand and magnificent, where the professional staff was courteous and accommodating and followed-up on every detail. We loved the Bristol! We loved the Fairmont! I loved the history of the Bristol, with its grand glory from yesterday. Yet, it possessed every modern convenience of today. The location was perfect. The Fairmont was one of the most luxurious hotels we have stayed. It too, was perfection. We appreciate the financial fight you did on our behalf in getting us the rate that you did with The Fairmont. I will never forget this. It made our time in Kiev that much more enjoyable.
The companies that you worked with did not disappoint, either. The drivers came with substantial cars. They were polite and respectful, drove with responsibility and care. The flights were easy on brand new Boeing aircraft. Go figure. Our American planes are old and over used. You know the country well and this could be felt by your recommendations. As the trip unfolded, we appreciated how you responded immediately to our questions and concern. This gave us ease and security, as things arose that were unfamiliar. We loved our guide in Kiev. Natasha! Because of her, one of our highlights was being in Kiev! She patiently translated, without effort, between the language barrier. She was warm and funny and intelligent and thorough and easy and accommodating and a wonderful communicator and passing on of information and story. We will never forget our journey to Pavlovitch!
I loved Odessa. I loved walking the city, taking in the sights, inhaling the faded past and the faded glory that once possessed the city with such hope and ambition. The museums are sad and struggling but enduring with their creaky floors. The city carries you back to a time and beauty. The Opera house is magnificent. The cobblestone streets are reminiscence of its past history and romantic to a writer. This entire trip came together, ran smoothly without hitch or storm, because of you and the hard, relentless and preserving work that you did. You are indeed, the best. Thanks again Andrey for all that you did.
Hallie & family. Trip: Ukraine: Kiev, Odessa.
"We returned from Russia earlier this week, and we had a TERRIFIC time. We loved our guides in st p (julia) and in moscow (valya)--both very informative and open people, very professional and yet down-to-earth as well. Our hotels worked out well. I am posting this on Yelp: Six friends and I just returned from a wonderful trip to Russia, planned with the help of Always Travel and Russian Connections. We made some of the arrangements on our own, and Andrey and Natasha were great about stepping back when we wanted to do it ourselves and stepping in when we needed them. Also, the guides they set us up with were particularly wonderful. They were always extremely accessible via e-mail or in person, and both were delightful people to work with overall."
Ceiny & six friends. Trip: Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg.
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