Top 5 restaurants in SPB

The city of St Petersburg has a lot to offer. Not only are the sights amazing, but so is the food. In Europe restaurants aren’t normally open 24/7, yet here in Питер you’re able to eat in many of them round the clock. In the city centre there are a lot of good restaurants and… Continue reading

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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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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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Playing Tour Guide

If you are spending a prolonged period in Russia, you may be lucky enough to have friends or family from your native country coming to visit. My mum and sister came to visit me last week, and as with them, it is probably unlikely that a group of visitors will know any Russian or will… Continue reading

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Going Green: Eating Vegan in St. Petersburg

After over four months of living in Russia in total, I have to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to be a vegetarian here. My host family in Yaroslavl were not even taken aback by it, and I’ve only had one incident where I’ve had to argue that no it’s not… Continue reading

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