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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…

Me in front of a frozen river close to our hostel

Snow covered Saint Petersburg

Every year I go somewhere special for my birthday and in 2011 I decided to celebrate my birthday in mystical St Petersburg for a weekend. Who wouldn’t plan a weekend get away to a place where it’s windy, snowing and -28 degrees outside!?!? Friday Judith (my German friend), Olga (My Belarusian flat mate), Kirsten (Judith’s Kiwi flat…

Im actually moving and staying up right but only with the help of a snow shovel

Shishken, learning to ice-skate in the Russian countryside

When my Russian friends Alexander and Anastasia heard that I have never actually ice-skated they decided it was time to teach me. They picked me up early Saturday morning and we headed out to their weekend house about 1h drive just outside of Moscow close to a small town named Shishken. They have a small…