Farewell to Russia and Stereotypes

Today marks the six month anniversary of my initial move to Russia in February, and my flight back to the UK. To find a way to say goodbye to this wonderful, crazy country, I thought I would take some classic stereotypes and bash them with my experiences. Russians are grumpy all the time It’s easy… Continue reading

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Small Dictionary of Russian Trains

Travelling by train has always been a popular and cheap way to travel in Russia, and many do not think anything of journeys which last several days when venturing far. As a foreigner, travelling out of Moscow or Petersburg by train is a definite must-do. Not only do you get to explore outside the city… Continue reading

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A Small Dictionary of Coffee

It’s the first week of classes for me here in St. Petersburg, which means that 1. After two weeks of vacation I need to start waking up early again, which means that 2. I need coffee. Luckily, right on the banks of the Neva is one of Petersburg’s hidden gems: Russia’s first and only Museum… Continue reading

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Moscow Museums for Free: Challenge Accepted

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Moscow Museums for Free: Challenge Accepted Even if in the last years Moscow was believed to be one of the most expensive cities globally, now, due to the fall of the ruble, the cost of living in the Russian capital has decreased significantly. What a good news for tourists and expats! But wait, that’s not… Continue reading

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Top 5 places to make a wish in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a city famous for its fairy-tale looks. The turrets of the Church of the Spilled Blood and the intricate architecture combine to make St. Petersburg a truly magical place. So, where better to make your dreams come true? I’ve tracked down some of the best places in the city where you can make… Continue reading

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