Vladimir was our guide for Lake Baikal and then onwards we booked another photography tour to the mystical Kamchatka. We have become friends and find it easy to converse with Vladimir as he speaks good English. Therefore to share a joke or two is not lost on him. It is easy to leave the logistics and ground handling to Vladimir as he has the experience and that makes our holiday a lot less taxing. He has been our translator, guide, confidante and friend. We keep in touch on a regular bases now and will be accompanying Vladimir to Namibia in two weeks time. Vladimir is well travelled and not just the expert in Russia. I would not hesitate to use Vladimir’s expertise as he is a well seasoned traveller and will take good care of our well being. Do not hesitate — you are traveling with the best!