My apartment building!

My first cup of coffee in Moscow

My Russian adventure officially started September 2010! The unknown, the secretiveness of this city pulled me towards it. Since I can remember I have always been interested in finding out what actually goes on behind the “iron curtain”. I grabbed at the chance to work and live in Moscow and couldn’t wait to start my adventure. I…

Big Ben

Big Ben, a World Famous and Iconic Clock Tower

Big Ben has become a symbol of the United Kingdom, particularly in the visual media. When a television or film-maker wishes to indicate a generic location in England, a popular way to do so is to show an image of the tower, often with a red double-decker bus or black cab in the foreground. I tried my best to…

London's Millennium Footbridge

Crossing the Thames River by London’s “wobbly” Millennium Footbridge

This footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians to cross the River Thames in London. It links Bankside from St Paul’s Cathedral with the City of London at the Modern Tate museum. Londoners nicknamed the bridge the “Wobbly Bridge” after participants in a charity walk on behalf of Save the Children to open the bridge felt an unexpected and, for some, uncomfortable swaying motion…

Westminster Abbey

Walking over graves in Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey is another one of those places in London that is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. I read that it was Benedictine monks who first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day. Even today there…

One of the gates that lead to the churches in the park

Tulips and pigeon poop in Moscow’s Kolomenskoye Park

Kolomenskoye is one of the most beautiful places in all of Moscow. The park is only a short metro ride from the center, and situated close to one of the city’s most industrialized areas. The park and its awe-inspiring buildings are so steeped in history that it even surpasses the Kremlin itself in evoking the…

St Paul's Cathedral

Walking through London’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral

I think St Paul’s Cathedral is definitely one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in England. I am quite lucky in that I have had the opportunity to visit this beautiful Cathedral more than once and couldn’t wait to show it to my friend Hermie on her visit all the way from South-Africa. The two of…

London's Tower Bridge

I walked across and in London’s iconic Tower Bridge!

Whenever you see London in movies or advertised as a holiday destination one of the first landmarks they show is the famous London Tower Bridge! This bridge has definitely become an international symbol of London and was also first on my list of London sights. It was my friend Hermie’s first trip abroad and I…