Our Team

Please, meet people from Moldova contributing to this site and looking after you in Moldova

Marisha is the owner and administrator of this website. Her main duty is to keep the site up-to-date and provide a preparatory travel & business support to those who plan to visit Moldova. She will help you to prepare your trip to Moldova &Transdniestr and put you in contact with people and organisations you may need to facilitate your trip and stay. In summer time, Marisha is located in Moldova and will be your travel guide or English / Russian / Romanian interpretor and assistant. She is married and has 2 little girls. Most of the year she is based in Manchester, UK, visiting Moldova in high season (May-August). Marisha is also leting her Negruzzi apartment in the center of Chisinau on short and long basis while she is in Manchester or with her family in Ivancea. Her husband Kris is a very passionate traveller and many times initiates trips to less visited countries of the Eastern Europe and of the ex-Soviet block. You will find some of Kris's travel stories on the TravelBlog


Parents Kate and Boris live in Ivancea most of the time and are looking after Marisha's guests while she is in the UK. They speak Russian and a little Romanian. Boris learnt German in school and remembers some words pretending he speaks and understands the language. Their communication with our English speaking guest is done via our English speaking guides. Boris is also a professional driver and he will meet our guests at the airport/train/bus station and transfer to our flat. He will also drive our guests on the tours to the wineries, to Tiraspol and around Moldova&Transdniestr. Kate & Boris has a guesthouse in Ivancea where they will host our guests too. It's a "green" farm and all the food produced there is organic. They also make wine and keep chicken on the farm.


Cousin Lena lives in Tiraspol. She offers homestay in her flat in Tiraspol downtown and has a guesthouse in Besarabka village in Transdniestr. Lena speaks a basic English that allows her to communicate with her English speaking guests, correspond with them and advise on entry rules and local regulations. She also offers guided tours around Tiraspol, Bender and any other town/villages in Transdniestr and safe transfers through the Transdniestrian border. She will advise and assist those interested to buy a property or open a business in Transdniestr. Lena is married and has a lovely son Ilyusha.

Inna is our part-time English speaking guide from March 2009. She has graduated the State University of Moldova in English and German language and is working full-time as Sales representative for IfoHub in Moldova. Other languages spoken : Russian, Romanian and German.

Inna has advanced skills of written and spoken English and can take our guests on tours of Chisinau, Orheiul Vechi and Tiraspol by car or by bus.

Elena is our part-time English speaking guide from October 2008. Elena was born and lives in Chisinau. It's her native town which she loves and will be happy to show it to our guests. She works full-time in projects of sustainable development of Moldova and its economy. Elena likes classical music and will be happy to take our guests to some concerts of classical music in Organ Hall or Chisinau Philharmonic.

Elena is a knowledgeble guide who speaks a very good English and can take our guest on tours of Chisinau, Tiraspol, Soroca, Orheiul Vechi, Tzipova etc.

Both of our guides are called Natalia or Natasha.
Natalia (left) is our part-time English and French speaking guide. She is guiding for our guest since autumn 2007 and is doing tours around Molodva and Transdniestr. Her best tours are Orheiul Vechi, Chisinau and Tiraspol. Unfortunately, life in Moldova doesn't suits Natalia and she is looking to leave the country for good. She has applied to immigrate to Canada and is awaiting for the results now. At present Natalia is working full-time as an estate agent in Chisinau and only on weekends as a guide for us.

Natasha (right) is our ex-English speaking guide. She is a student and part-time working in VIP service of the Chisinau airport. Natasha and her mother Larisa are offering homestay in Chisinau town and they are running a similar website at

Our guide and helper Tanya is a student of Public Administration in a University in Chisinau. Originaly from a big village 40 km from Chisinau Tanya is located most of the year in Chisinau where she lives and study. But she's got a goo insight on the life at the countryside due to its roots. Tanya has a very good knowledge of English and of Moldova and is a good choice to help with translations (Moldova/Romanian - English), sightseeing and teaching Romanian/Moldovan to english speakers.

Larisa (left) will offer to our guests homestay in her flat or at her mother's in Chisinau. She is a very good cook and will cook for her guests breakfast and dinners upon the arrangement. Larisa speaks a basic English enough to communicate with her guests. For homestay at Larisa please contact her directly through her website

Virginia (right) is based in France at the moment and will offer her 2 rooms apartment in Chisinau center on short or long terms. Her sister Silvia is looking after the guests. She speaks a good English and can also be a guide/assistant if required.


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