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What to do in winter: Christmas activities in Saint Petersburg

29 Nov 2021

As the weather gets colder, I find this limits the activities you can enjoy, wherever you are. Walking through a park or exploring the city centre is less appealing when it ...
21 Oct 2019

Russian winter is coming, and so are colds, tonsillitis and flu. But don’t be scared! Russians have the best solutions for these problems, and they mostly come from nature. ...
08 Nov 2018

I came to Moscow for the first time in late winter, when the average temperature was -12° with snow and wind. It would have been the perfect weather to visit museums and to ...
18 Feb 2017

The first tram system ran through the streets of Saint-Petersburg in 1865. A ticket for a ride with this horsecar cost 5 kopeks. When you decided to travel on the roof it ...
25 Jan 2017

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Sunny Day in Moscow: Enjoying the Winter From The Inside On a unique sunny day, among the past couple of days, I've been thinking about the Sun - or the lack of thereof in ...
23 Dec 2016

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The months of Gratitude are upon us. Or, should I say days? Starting with Thanksgiving in the West all the way to Epiphany in the East. I am talking about two different ...
07 Dec 2016

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So December is well underway and that means one thing: Christmas! Except, Christmas isn’t quite the same over here in Russia. First of all, they celebrate New Year (Новый ...