Hi, my name is Yulia. I am Russian. I’ve established Sip of Europe in May of 2015 =)
I came to the USA for the first time in 2010 as a Work & travel student. I have been working in Old Orchard Beach for 3 summers in a row and every time I was really missing a good cup of aromatic coffee. While finishing my master’s degree of economic faculty in Russia I worked part time as a barista to gain experience in a big popular Russian coffee chain. When I mastered my skills I continued working part-time for popular Italian cafe- gelateria and two Italian restaurants all of which were based in St-Petersburg.
When I came back to the USA I was determined to become an entrepreneur rather than an over-qualified employee. I was delighted to have an opportunity to open my own coffee cart for the summer season of 2015. Now I am even happier to be reaching two year anniversary of a permanent location, being able to share the goodness with more Mainers!
I love traveling which means learning more about people, languages and places, trying to understand other culture. I enjoy sightseeing, trying local food and meeting interesting and fun people. When I have free time, I write the reviews on Tripadvisor (I am Yulia_S_gtmy there).
I also own the website about beautiful Russian city St. Petersburg, it is www.glad-to-meet-you.com. Welcome there as well!