Night Train to Murmansk In the winter holidays, I took the night train to Murmansk. Its location in the far North and its mythical name have always intrigued me. Besides this, traveling by night train seemed like a pleasant way to get from one place to another. I bought platskart tickets for this 52 hour trip (back and ...
Take a walk Where I am from, people cover most distances by bike. Since my arrival in Saint Petersburg, I have walked a lot. Not only from home to school and vice versa, or to a certain destination, but also just went outside and took a walk. And now I have rediscovered the becalming effect ...
Russian Winter Words As winter arrived and snow began to fall, I realised that I lacked the vocab that is most needed right now – words to help me describe the weather! I don’t mean any old weather, I mean the words to describe more specifically how the conditions on the street are making your ...
Ice Ice Baby: How Not to Slip So the snow has begun to fall in Moscow and although that may bring pretty landscapes and much frolicking, it also brings treachery… especially at the moment, when the layer of snow is thin and prone to melting and refreezing whilst the temperatures fluctuate about zero. On the one ...
For most of people, spring and summer are the best seasons of the year: the birds are singing, the trees are in bloom, the sun is shining! Finally after winter and snow, the Moscuvites can go out and enjoy the warm and sunny weather. And yet, at this time of year, some people already regret ...