Night Train to Murmansk

Night Train

Night Train to Murmansk In the winter holidays, I took the night train to Murmansk. Its location in the far North and its mythical name have always intrigued me. Besides this, traveling by night train seemed like a pleasant way to get from one place to another. I bought platskart tickets for this 52 hour trip (back and… Continue reading

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Travel Russia: Study Russian In Irkutsk, Siberia!

Travel Russia

Travel Russia: Study Russian In Irkutsk, Siberia! If you are looking to travel Russia, and do so in an unconventional fashion – we have a surprise for you! Liden & Denz will open a new campus in Irkutsk in Eastern Siberia – just before summer 2017. As our student, you have an option to study in St.Petersburg,… Continue reading

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Comparison of cell phone plans in Russia

cell phone plans in russia

As already indicated in the article about cell phone plans in Russia, I wanted to compare the plans of different mobile phone operators, so that a visitor of Saint Petersburg can easily estimate what plan will be the best for him. Therefore the table below summarizes the information from the 9th of December 2016. I… Continue reading

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#studentlife: (No) Free Time

student life

#studentlife: (No) Free Time For the last three months I have been living with my friend Karina, a student in one of Moscow’s top universities. In a previous #studentlife post, I wrote about the inefficiencies faced by Karina and many other Russian students within their chosen educational establishments, from corruption to the lack of influence… Continue reading

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Expired visa – Lufthansa strike makes it possible

expired visa

Expired visa – Lufthansa strike makes it possible The last days of the stay in Saint Petersburg are finishing while the strongly desired return trip comes closer. The wish to go back home is enormous, neither because of the outstanding experiences at the language school Liden and Denz nor because of the versatile Russian language.… Continue reading

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