UNCONVENTIONAL TOUR and PHOTO GUIDANCE WITH A SOUL
Delisiously detailed, up-close acquantance with Saint Petersburg
Small joys and do-it-like-a-local tips for your big trips
What do we love about travelling?
Meeting new people, discovering new places not as a tourist but as a friend who came for a visit..
How to make your stay in Saint Petersburg as interesting and enjoyable as possible?
It is great to know someone local who can help with planning the trip and deciding where to stay while you are in Saint Petersburg, who can recommend the places to eat and go dancing, who knows the best exhibitions and can share time- and money-saving tips.
I love St Petersburg, that is why I can show you the heart and the soul of it, I will open that brand new world of different state of mind, of another culture, strange food and weird drinks :).
I am Natalia
I speak English
Je parle français
I'm Natalia Dubovik but people call me Natasha
(I know, I'll explain in person).
I'm a city guide, photographer, teacher, author and owner of Photostroll-spb.com project in St Petersburg.
📍 I've been showing my beloved city to travellers for over 8 years.
📍 I was born in a town of Cherepovets, lived a year and a half in New Jersey, and moved to Saint Petersburg in 2008.
📍I graduated A Foreign Languages Institute and completed several courses on history, art, culture, architecture, photography and journalism.
📍 I'm an avid reader of books about Petersburg.
📍 You may see me with English, French, and Russian speaking tourists.
📍 I'm a proud cat owner. My Sophie likes to walk me on a lawn near our home.
📍I also teach English & Russian as foreign language, and work with theaters as interpreter.
📍I'm working on my very own guide book that will include lesser known and unobvious attractions and places to see.
📍 Recently written a cool & fun Russian phrasebook for travellers (French version is coming too!).
📍 I love contemporary French music.
📍 Once petted a koala, several kangaroos and a wombat - all in one day !
📍 I'm a big hugger. There are people hugged by me in every corner of the world
I offer :
photostrolls that combine a tour and a professional photo session (yes, I'm also a photographer)
photo workshops that include personal photographic tutorship and a light tour along the way (no camera needed, modern phone is enough to take great shots)
information support and advice before and during your trip if you need it
I am telling the story of the city and creating photo chronicle of your travel experience while YOU are having fun and taking home great photos to share with friends and family.
My tours and photostrolls are not boring historic lessons. I am a story teller that won’t bother you with tons of facts, but rather entertain you with urban legends, interesting stories, and funny jokes.
I create vivid images of the years gone by based on historic facts and memoirs of people who lived in the city.
You will bring many of these stories back home.
You'll see the most famous buildings and panoramic views in the city, but also a piece of local life: the lesser known spots: cafes and anticafes in the hidden yards, rooves and former mansions now transformed in hip hang out locations.
Master your photographic skills, discover the city on a comfortable pace during a Walking Photo Workshop:
Get customized photography guidance if you come with your own camera or a modern smartphone.
I will give you some advice on how to get the best from your camera \ cameraphone and how to take great photographs of the city.
I will adapt our itinerary to include the best picture spots and views of St Petersburg.