Goodbye St.Petersburg!


Goodbye St.Petersburg! I can’t believe that it is already time for me to say goodbye! My time in St.Petersburg has been wonderful, and I am sad to have to leave. It was only 6 weeks ago that I arrived, and time flew by very quickly! When I first arrived here I was so nervous and… Continue reading


City Construction

I am impressed by the number of construction projects that are running in the city right now. The Lakhta Center is a good example of incredible building speed. It is a non-residential construction project, with diverse facilities, including offices, a science center, a hotel, conference halls, and its main function, the headquarter of Gazprom. It… Continue reading


Midsummer’s Eve: A Latvian Tradition!

Latvian Tradition

Midsummer’s Eve: A Latvian Tradition! If you’re lucky enough to be in Riga this summer, don’t miss Latvia’s most popular holiday next week — Midsummer’s Eve! Midsummer’s Eve, or Jāņi in Latvian, has its origins in an ancient pagan tradition which commemorated the summer solstice, the shortest night of the year. Nowadays, the holiday is… Continue reading