5 top tips when travelling by sleeper trains

One week before leaving Russia, I finally decided to do the famous travel St. Petersburg-Moscow by sleeper train. I know that for Russian people this is a normal travel (as a matter of fact they consider these trains обычные поезда – normal trains), but I was so excited about doing this for the first time.… Continue reading

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Russian farewell – До свидания!

After five wonderful weeks in Moscow it is now time to return to London! The past weeks have exceeded all my expectations and Moscow has definitely become one of my favourite cities. Before I came to Moscow I had the apprehensions that many other students do like while my Russian improve or who will I… Continue reading

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Showing the family around Moscow!

My parents kept saying they were eager to visit Moscow so they decided to come and join me! My mum had spent two days in Moscow thirty years ago while my dad had never been. I really enjoyed showing them some less touristy areas of Moscow and getting to show off my Russian! Having lived… 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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Climbing at Skalatoria in Moscow

Climbing fanatic? Or just curious about the sport? Well Moscow has a great range of climbing gyms for the experienced pro to the nervous novice. In the last months I started to get interested in ‘bouldering’ which is climbing small walls without ropes. After climbing in London and my hometown of Bristol I thought I… Continue reading

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