Me on the red square!!

Standing on the Red Square, a dream come true!

I couldn’t wait to go and stand on the Red Square; this has always been one of my dreams. I couldn’t believe I was about to realize this dream.   When I got out of the metro I was greeted by loads of Russian souvenir stalls lining the way to the gates. I loved walking…

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…

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…

Me an Riena in front of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Moscow’s fabulous Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

I walked along the river from the Kremlin and was greeted by one of the most imposing and controversial buildings in Russia, the resurrected Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.   It was originally commissioned after the defeat of Napoleon and construction began in 1839. Unfortunately it was singled out by the Soviet government for destruction…

My apartment complex

My crazy Russian Neighbour in Moscow!

At first when I moved to Moscow I lived alone in my old Soviet flat for 3 weeks before I eventually got a flat mate. I was busy settling in, getting to know the area and spent a lot of evenings at home watching a bit of TV and studying some Russian after walking around…

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Sunset at Moscow’s Gorky Park

I took a late afternoon walk through Gorky Park to watch the sunset. Its already starting to get cold here in Moscow and was -2 degrees Celsius outside. I am leaving Moscow next week so trying to fit in the last couple of places left on my list. Gorky park is definitely one of Moscow’s most famous…

Belorusskaya metro station

The magnificent Moscow Metro on my Birthday weekend!! Part 3

How do you celebrate your birthday when it is -30 degrees outside? You go down into Stalin’s secret bunker and go for a ride on Moscow’s circle line. Belorusskaya Belorusskaya was opened in 1938, the station is named after the nearby Belorussky Rail Terminal, from which westward trains towards Belarus and western Europe depart. The station is decorated with national…

Fountain at Alexander Gardens, Moscow

Travel theme: Liquid

This weeks Travel Theme is Liquid. There are so many things I want to post under this theme but its nearly time for me to leave Moscow so I decided to post a photo of one of the beautiful fountains found right in the heart of Moscow. This fountain is in the Alexander Gardens right in front…

Komsomolskaya metro station

Underground adventure inside Moscow’s Opulant Metro System

How do you celebrate your birthday when it is -30 degrees outside? You go down into Stalin’s secret bunker and go for a ride on Moscow’s circle line. Komsomol’skaya Komsomolskaya is located under the busiest Moscow transport hub, Komsomolskaya Square, which serves the 3 main railway stations. Because of that the station is one of…

Bell tower of the small church

Moscow’s Donskoy Monastery a bit of a disappointment.

As it was the middle of autumn the days were getting shorter and opportunities to walk around without freezing were getting fewer and fewer.  I have been exploring some of the churches and monasteries while living in Moscow but there are still many left that I haven’t seen. I went for a walk to Donskoy…

Bolshoi Theater at night

Watching Romeo and Juliet in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre

The Bolshoi is still one of the greatest theatres in the world, with its own proud traditions and unforgettable atmosphere. An evening at the Bolshoi really is an essential part of a visit to Moscow. The building itself is one of Moscow’s most symbolic sites, a truly impressive example of Russian Classical architecture that faces…