Showing the family around Moscow!

My parents kept saying they were eager to visit Moscow so they decided to come and join me! My mum had spent two days in Moscow thirty years ago while my dad had never been. I really enjoyed showing them some less touristy areas of Moscow and getting to show off my Russian! Having lived… Continue reading

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Exploring the Moscow club scene

So, I finally get onto my favourite topic! Before I came out to Moscow I was really excited about immersing myself in the electronic music scene out here. And some of my best experiences on my trip so far have been in clubs, listening to Russian DJs or meeting Muscovites out having a good time… Continue reading

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The best places for good beer in Moscow

When I told my parents that I was heading to Moscow for the summer their first reaction was ‘watch out for the vodka!’. Indeed, the Russian stuff is much stronger than the vodka we drink in Britain but also much nicer. But the stereotype of Russians and vodka is less and less relevant with the… Continue reading

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Climbing at Skalatoria in Moscow

Climbing fanatic? Or just curious about the sport? Well Moscow has a great range of climbing gyms for the experienced pro to the nervous novice. In the last months I started to get interested in ‘bouldering’ which is climbing small walls without ropes. After climbing in London and my hometown of Bristol I thought I… Continue reading

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My time on a Russian TV show!

This week I have had the rather surreal experience of being involved in a Russian TV documentary. My friend and fellow Liden & Denz student, Martin, was the star of a documentary series on Moscow 24 focusing on foreign students studying in Russia. He asked me if I wanted to participate and I thought it… Continue reading

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