The foreigner tries ice-skating in Russia

When my Russian friends Alexander and Anastasia heard that I have never actually ice-skated before, they took it upon themselves to teach me. They picked me up early one Saturday morning and we headed out to their weekend house ( Datcha) just outside of Moscow close to a small town named Shishken. Their weekend house looks like a log cabin out of a movie. It is situated right … Continue reading The foreigner tries ice-skating in Russia

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime in Snow covered Moscow!!

Winter in Moscow is truly beautiful especially when everything is covered in snow.  I just love walking around the neighborhood late at night when everybody is wrapped up warmly in their apartments and the streets are quite deserted. During winter I suffered from insomnia and sitting still inside my little apartment was not an option. So I wrapped up warm and went for walks in the snow covered … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime in Snow covered Moscow!!

Russia Winter

Writing 101: A Room with a View of Snow

If you could zoom through space in the speed of light, what place would you go to right now? The spaces we inhabit have an influence on our mood, our behavior, and even the way we move and interact with others.  The seasons in Russia change drastically and each has its own magic. But winter will always hold a very special place in my heart. Moscow was … Continue reading Writing 101: A Room with a View of Snow

Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons as winter arrives in Moscow

This weeks photo challenge is Changing Seasons. It’s the first week of December, and winter has definitely just arrived in Moscow!! Our first snow fall of the season lasted for 3 days and left the whole city covered in snow. I went for an early morning walk through the newly snow covered streets of Moscow and even found some plants already covered by ice. It was … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons as winter arrives in Moscow

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 parks. It is Right next to the Moscow River and … Continue reading Sunset at Moscow’s Gorky Park

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 mate) and I embarked on this weekend trip to St … Continue reading Snow covered Saint Petersburg