Mariinsky Experience: Why Opera Should be on Everyone’s Bucket List

Mariinsky Experience: Why Opera Should be on Everyone’s Bucket List Allow me to start this blog post off with a disclaimer: I decided to join my friends to an opera for the sole purpose of scratching off a point from my bucket list. Though I am an avid an of the performing arts and enjoy… Continue reading

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Riga Cat House

One of Riga’s most popular and interesting attractions is the Riga Cat House. Located in Old Riga near the town center, the Cat House is easily spotted due to the two black cat statues situated on the roof. The building was originally constructed in 1909 and has art nouveau architecture. Although the building itself is… Continue reading

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Epiphany Swimming

This January in St. Petersburg has already been usually warm. However, we are finally getting a cold snap that is causing snow to blanket the city’s historic buildings and finally allowing residents to enjoy Winter activities and traditions. One tradition that visitors from warmer climates might have a hard time believing, is the annual Epiphany (Богоявление)… Continue reading

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