I’m French and Russian. I was raised in southern France, surrounded by beautiful landscapes and warm people. I moved to the Netherlands in 2017 for my university studies, and I’m currently doing a degree in Gender Studies at Utrecht University. Migrantour is special to me because I get to share my stories with tour participants, learn from them and create more connections with our magical neighbourhood: Lombok. My favorite tour stop is Bilad Al Sham, a Syrian grocery on Kanaalstraat. Food is a strong element that not only connects people to their communities but also sparks sweet memories. On my tours, I always talk about Russian dumplings (pelmeni) and how they bring a smile to my face whenever I feel low. I enjoy them particularly now, in the hope that one day I will taste them again in Russia.