Leaders

My name is Travel

Marat Pavlenko

tour leader

Marat took his first trip when he was less than two years old – his father hiked in Crimean mountains with him in a baby backpack. Since then he has become one of the founders of commercial cycling in his native Crimea and explored Turkey and Georgia. He now arranges bicycle trips, as well as hiking tours.

Oleksandr's travelling started with hiking in Alaska's tundra and exploration of volcanoes of Hawaii. Then, having worked as an interpreter, he quit and went hitchhiking in Asia. Now he spends most of his time working in Thailand. He loves hiking, places untouched by mass tourism and is an expert on Thailand and Indonesia.

My name is Travel

Anna Lusta

tour leader

A mathematician by training, Anna spent six years working in international companies. But the dream of traveling was much stronger than the desire of stability. She visited most of Asia and Europe, has been to Africa and America, and from 2014 spends most of her time in Asia. Anna is interested in Eastern culture and photography, studies languages and loves metropolises - Hong Kong, Bangkok, Manila ... She is an expert on Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

My name is Travel

Nadiya Chernysh

tour-leader

A philologist by education and a traveler by vocation, Nadiia traveled in many countries on four continents. She loves to get acquainted with local people and believes that this is the only way to understand the culture of the country. Nadiia loves learning about folklore and traditions of Asian countries. She is an expert on Iran.

My name is Travel

Yevgeniy Ikhelzon

co-founder, tour leader

A religious studies scholar, Yevgeniy lived in Berlin and Israel and now spends almost all of his time in Asia. It all begun with his first Buddhist pilgrimage trip to India in 1996. He has been returning to India ever since, and has also discovered many other Asian destinations. He quit his journalist job but continues to write a famous blog on politics and current affairs. Expert on India, China, South East Asia and Central Asia

My name is Travel

Svitlana Tuchynska

editor, tour leader

Having graduated from university in Sweden, Svitlana travelled all over Europe, but was mesmerised by Asia during her first trip in 2007. Since then she was taking every opportunity to come back, exploring new Asian countries. In 2013 she left her full time journalist job and moved to Malaysia. Expert on India, Iran, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

My name is Travel

Katia Shanti

tour leader

Katia used to manage a restaurant, but passion for travel made her leave for Asia. Having explored many Asian countries, she settled in Sri Lanka for a year, then spent several years managing a hotel and a restaurant in Muktinath, Nepal. Fluent in Hindi, she learns Nepalese and is an expert on Nepal, Tibet, India and Sri Lanka.

My name is Travel

Talyana Tobert

tour leader

An incorrigible adventurer, Talyana has done karate, wind surfing, worked in an ambulance, as a bodyguard, war zones correspondent, and, finally, an aide to a Russian MP. In 2011 she moved from Moscow to Rome and started spending months at a time exploring Asia. She loves hiking and discovering Asia's sacred places. Expert on Nepal and Northern India.

My name is Travel

Olga WuWei

tour leader

Olga lived in Mongolia, traveled all over Asia, opened her own travel agency, and then sold it and moved to a remote Buddhist temple in the mountains of the Chinese province of Yunnan. There she studied Chinese, calligraphy, kung fu and tai chi. Her latest adventure? A land trip from Beijing to Altai through all of Mongolia! She is also interested in tantric Buddhism, and shamanism. Expert on China and Mongolia.

My name is Travel

Sofia Vovk

tour guide

Sofia worked as the program director of the TV channel, until one day she went on vacation to Madagascar. Then she realized that she wants to change her life dramatically and explore the world. Sofia switched to freelancing, traveled a lot and finally settled in Central America. Expert on Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Honduras.

Aviator by training, Sergiy went travelling right after his graduation in 2008. He has been exploring many countries in Asia, Mexico and Morocco. He loves active travel and sports - rafting, mountain climbing, surfing, snowboarding. Sergiy is a professional photographer and an expert on Morocco.

My name is Travel

Iryna Galiuk

tour guide

Iryna works in an organization that fights climate change and fell in love with South America when visited Colombia for a conference. She has been living in Colombia, researching Latin-American culture, studying Spanish and dancing salsa ever since! Iryna is an expert on Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

My name is Travel

Pavlo Morkovkin

tour leader

A mathematician by training, Pavlo worked in a bank, and then he left for India. Since then, he has been to more than 50 countries. His special love is “grey” territories like Kosovo, Iraqi Kurdistan and the Gaza Strip. He writes articles about his travels in various travel publications. Pavlo is an expert on Near East, Kenya and Ethiopia.

My name is Travel

Ulyana Kuidych

tour leader

Ulyana worked for a long time as an economic journalist and took part in unusual projects - marked tourist paths in Siberia, cleaned rivers on the Bosnian-Croatian border, took part in the restoration of a medieval castle in France. She traveled all over Europe, and then came to Asia for three months and understood - this is it! Now she spends most of her time in Sri Lanka and in Thailand. Ulyana is an expert on Sri Lanka.

My name is Travel

Natalia Vlasenko

tour leader

Natalia worked in PR until in 2014 she decided to change her life and bought a one way ticket to Bangkok. Since then she has lived in all countries of Southeast Asia! She loves slow travel, exotic plants and yoga. Natalia is an expert on Vietnam.

Nataliya lived in Turkmenistan for ten years as a child. Then she studied to be an interpreter and worked in various publishing projects, before moving to Canada in 2013. She works as a cultural anthropologist, and creates unique itineraries. Nataliya loves nature, small towns and meeting locals. Her best relaxation is to look out the window of a car or a train. Nataliya is an expert on Canada.

HomeAll toursDestinationsStylesCalendarLoyalty programAbout Us ENG УКР РУС
Working hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00-19:00
Sat, Sun: 10:00-18:00
+380 67 333-11-02
[email protected]
© My name is Travel, ‎2008-2021