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Moscow

MOSCOW AND HOW IT SAVES ME


Moscow is like a candy box filled with dome-shaped chocolates. It is sweet, tender, and incredibly childish. It melts on your tongue with a sticky mellow aftertaste and tingles the skin with anticipation of a joyful romance. I first came to Moscow for the university. It was not until my third year that I started exploring the city’s wide outskirts…

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS – HOW DID IT COME TO THIS?


It is New Years eve and there are hundreds of things running through my mind, one of them being my New Year Resolution list. I look up the goals I wrote last year – some of them are a done deal, some are there to stay forever and will probably never materialise. I don’t know whether I want to learn…

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10 COOL THINGS TO DO IN MOSCOW


When it comes to Moscow, one simple phrase comes to mind – “always in flux”. You never know whether you will see the same city or it will reveal a completely unknown face after couple of years of your absense. I guess this is the case with a lot of historically rich cities in developing countries. Yet Moscow is not only a…

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THREE DAY GUIDE TO SAINT PETERSBURG


Saint Petersburg is gorgeous. It is so underrepresented in guides and online blogs, due to onerous Russian visa regulations, but it is the most unique city I ever visited. Saint Petersburg has everything: beautiful water canals, impressive architecture, rich history, authentic food, delicious coffee, friendly locals, convenient transportation and well planned infrastructure. While two years ago navigating Saint Petersburg without…

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MOSCOW COFFEE MARATHON


Moscow experienced an influx of third wave coffee shops. Coffee is perceived slightly different in Russia than it is in America. Coffee in Russia is a drink that helps people socialize and enjoy some leisure time with friends, that’s why some indispensable features of any Russian coffee shop are ample seating area with comfortable leather chairs and couches, nice relaxing…

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