PREFACE

WHY Kyiv Stories?

"Stories are vital, we invented them to serve us" Yuval Noah Harari"Facts are important, but stories get remembered"

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Kyiv is a unique city with a long history and characterand it requires a special approach

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HELLO,I AM OLENA

founder of KYIV STORIESand professional tourist guide in KyivI create, organize and conduct memorablesightseeing tours, so you can experience YOUR GENUINE KYIV STORY

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I feel accomplishedwhen my guests acquirememorable tour experience, long-lastingemotions, accumulate a wealth of knowledge,a deep insight into local history, customs, traditions

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I used to be a curious teenager,who loved reading books.Fairly said,not to be the smartest or the best. I simplyloved sharing a lovely story with my friends

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I will be your caring guide, time machine, magnifying glass You will touch the eternal and feel the amazing atmosphere of one of the ancient cities on Earth

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In fluent English, I reveal fascinating stories about Kyiv, the city where I wasborn and raised: “Just like a cow gives us some milk, me as a guide, I simply bring stories”

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I am accredited byKYIV CITY COUNCILas a professional tourist guideand work legally as a sole proprietorSince 2005 I have been successfullyorganizing and conducting sightseeingtours in Kyiv and the surrounding areas

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During the tourI love taking interesting photos and videosIn addition,I maximize your Kyiv tour experience with visual aids

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I know where to findtasty food, transportation,professional photo and videoservices, indulge into SPA experience, drink signature cocktails, dance the night away, buy souvenirs

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Today, I am privileged to entertain youcreating a memorable visit to Kyivworthy of any traveler seeking genuine adventure

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YOU ARE WELCOME TO KYIV

MY VALUES

Diplomacy: no to nationalism, racism, sexism in any formFlexibility, individual approachObjectivityOpen to dialogue, discussion Passion Positivity ProfessionalismSense of humorSpirituality but non-religiousTolerance, acceptance, LGBTQ+ friendly

MY SKILLS

Constant learning and exploring, vast knowledgeContemplating what unites peopleCreativity in delivering information, taking photos and videosCritical thinkingEngaging truth revealing storytellingEntertain with jokes and fun factsFluent English, native Russian, Ukrainian Interactivity, facilitate Q&AInterpret history, share insights

MY GOALS

Delivering a deep insight into culture, historyMemorable visit to KyivFacilitate dialogue and discussionMyths debunkingWow effect experience

MY CERTIFICATES

MY TEAM

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Olena

Founder

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Anna

Guide

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Liuba

Guide

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Mykola

Massagist

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Olga

Guide

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Olga

Event

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Roma

Photographer, Videographer

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Sasha

Driver

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Slava

Driver

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Veronika

Urban Sketching

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Vita

Designer

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Yuliya

Guide

MY CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

THANK YOU LETTERS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I want to thank Weblium Team specialists for the inspiration and attentive assistance combined with expertise during this web site planning and design process: Alexandr Malchenko, Sergey Nemchenko, Nataliia Kononenko and Zlata Berezovska. This is genius to be able to get inside someone’s mind to catch and fulfill ideas into the reality.
  I am grateful to my university English teacher – Svetlana Fedorenko, who was kind and inspiring back those days when I was a student. Later I was lucky to study from outstanding mentor guides in Kyiv – Olga Dudareva, Sladkova Evgeniya and Vyacheslav Areschenko: your wisdom, knowledge and insights are inspiring and valuable.
Kateryna Borysenko who referred me as a guide for the first time back in 2005 and I conducted my first life-changing sightseeing tour in Kyiv. I have learnt the lesson to be open to possibilities when life gives you a lucky chance to take the step forward.
I highly value Roman Sandulov, a talented photographer and videographer, who created visual content for this web site.
Greatly appreciate to Robert Steele for the interest and proof reading assistance.
Thanks to all my partners and clients who put trust in me to continue successful work, cooperation that I can grow professionally and gain valuable experience. Special thanks to Igor Beregulenko, my longtime work partner and friend.