However she said the Irish people were very warm and welcoming.
She was in the countryside but got to go to a few cities like Dublin and Cork.
Anna Phillips (36) a former travel agency manager, met her future husband Barry, a businessman from Antrim, through a match-making friend in Moscow.
She says: Barry and I have a common friend in Moscow who decided that we could be a good couple – and she was right!
Family and friends are always a vital part of an Irishman’s life.
They have a great love of conversation and a genuine interest in other people; independence, education, and a good sense of humor are all hallmarks of the Irish man’s character.
Marriage is treated as a lifelong commitment and is a sacred vow; strong ties with family members are common amongst the Irish people.
" says the glamourous Anna in her charming broken English.
"We got married this year and had two weddings: one in Moscow and one in Devon, where he was actually born.
Men are highly individualistic and they tend to assume personal responsibility for their own lot in life and are able to achieve great things on their own without having to depend on others. Listening to the melodic tones of an Irishman’s speech is often quite enough to make any woman feel weak in her knees.
They place importance on life success and generally value intelligence over looks. Ireland is an island off Western Europe in the Northern Atlantic Ocean.