Zorbing in Riga!

I am sure you have plenty of plans for this summer in Riga, but perhaps if you hear about zorbing, you will want to add it to your checklist! Zorbing, also known as globe riding, is a recreational activity that includes rolling downhill or on a flat surface inside an orb (kind of like a… Continue reading

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LavkaLavka Moscow

The LavkaLavka Moscow (LittleshopLittleshop) is an organic food cooperative founded in Moscow a few years ago and soon became the protagonist in the farm-to-table movement in Russia. This restaurant works together with local farmers and sells their products both in their restaurant and stores. They work with seasonal products, especially the ones that grow more… Continue reading

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Ukrop Saint Petersburg

If you are looking for a more health-oriented restaurant that will not disappoint you, try Ukrop Saint Petersburg. This company already has 3 restaurants in Saint Petersburg, and I hope they open more. They are known for their creative vegetarian and vegan dishes, and they are all delicious. The restaurant’s décor is very warm and… Continue reading

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Student Interview: Around the World to Different Russia

Different Russia

Hans-Kurt Lübberstedt from St. Gallen, Switzerland, is a student at our St.Petersburg Language center.  Having spent all his life working in computer simulation and seeing the world, Lübberstedt decided to come to Russia to learn the language of Pushkin.  Where do you live at the moment? We have been living in Crete, Greece, for two years now.… Continue reading

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ЧАЙХОНА №1 Restaurant

The name of the restaurant means “Tea Room” in Tajik. This restaurant is great for a friendly or family reunion. I was a bit uncurious at first, as this place is located inside a mall, but I was very happy when I left at the end of the evening! The food is delicious and varied… Continue reading

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Russian sweets!

Living in Russia for 6 months now has taught me that Russians have a sweet tooth. Many of their typical desserts are based on tvorog, condensed milk, berries, and more. And they are all very tasty! So I thought about telling you some of their most popular sweet treats for you to try when you… Continue reading

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Summer Festivals in Latvia!

If you happen to be in Latvia this summer, you should definitely attend one – or more – of these events! To know about other events taking place in Latvia this summer, click here. Closing concert for VIII Nordic-Baltic Choral Festival This year will be the 20th anniversary of the Baltic Choral Festival. It will be hosting about… Continue reading

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День города – The day of the city

May 27th 1703 marked the day that the first stones were laid to build the fortress that would protect St. Petersburg from the Swedes. This fortress is called the St. Peter and Paul Fortress. Peter the Great was adamant to get back access to the Baltic Sea from the Swedes in order to make St. Petersburg… Continue reading

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