This tour was incredibly interesting and Alex is so knowledgeable. The trip to the market was great and not rushed, we had time to buy a few things Alex talked about/showed us. He gave us a great history of the Uzbek population in St. Petersburg, as well as central Asia in general and the influence of so many different countries on Uzbek food. He ordered several dishes for us to try at the restaurant and all were delicious. Alex is very friendly and after the tour walked us back in the direction we needed and made sure we knew how to get back to our hotel. Highly recommended!
Olga was great and this was an awesome experience. She was friendly and interesting to talk to, and walked us through the different dishes step by step. She also did the hard prep work for some of it before we got there so we had plenty of time to finish up and sit down and enjoy the meal. The recipes and some additional information we talked about were emailed to us soon after our cooking class. Olga also helped me buy tea at a nearby shop for someone who requested it. We had a great time and hope to find ourselves in Moscow again to do another tour with Olga.
Olya is a great tour guide! She showed us places that we never would have found on our own in St. Petersburg, and introduced us to the fascinating art scene. She is very knowledgeable about the art scene, and all sorts of events going in in the area connected with it. Very soon after the tour she sent out links to the places we visited, as well as additional information that we discussed on the tour. She's very friendly and interested in getting to know you. This was a great tour and I'm glad we got to see some of these spots.