A guest is visiting you. Where is the first place you take them?
Samarkand city, Guri Emir mausoleum.
Why do you like showing people around?
Because I love sharing with people how great my country history is. I love sharing knowledge and I enjoy when I manage to catch all my listeners attention.
What is your favorite place in the world and why?
Samarkand. It’s my home town, I grew up here. It’s really amazing and world famous for its historical heritage.
What are your hobbies outside of being a local guide?
Reading, playing tennis, gym, watching movies
What kinds of things did you have to go through to become a licensed tour guide for your city?
I had to go through a lot of information to learn by constantly reading books and visiting sights. I had to learn foreign languages. To improve my English I even lived abroad for a few years. I had to attend specia tour guide courses to become certified.
Pineapple on pizza. yes or no?
Whats the local tourist trap you think people should avoid when visiting?
Hiring tour guides with no license.
Is there anything else we should know about you?
I’m energetic, I always go extra mile for my customers, I’m friendly, communicative and I’m fun to spend time with. Besides being a good talker I’m also a good listener :)
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Yes. I want to run my video blog, telling the world about my country
What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
A working day.
For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
For my family.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
I’d love to have gained an acting talent
What is your most treasured memory?
When my first child was born
Who's your biggest hero?
What is your favorite food? Where's the best place to get it?
Tom-yam soup. Best to get it in Thailand.
What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?