Debra PottsUnited States
My day with Irina was my favorite in a three-week trip to Russia. We visited a small village outside Moscow, toured Sergiev Posad and the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, and had a leisurely lunch at Irina's neighbor's dacha. Our hosts, a second Irina and her husband Pyotr, were the most warm and generous imaginable, and when the weather trapped us indoors, vodka and Pyotr's moonshine fueled conversation. Lots of laughter, lots of learning. Irina is friendly, quite knowledgeable, and has excellent English.