Sergiev Posad

Arriving at Sergiev Posad station Just made a day trip to Sergiev Posad on the famous golden ring outside of Moscow. It’s an easy 1.5 hr train ride from Moscow or even 30 mins provided you catch the morning express train. Trains leave regularly (every 30-40 mins) from the Yaroslavsky vokzhal (train station) in Moscow.…

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5 Must-Dos in Tallinn, Estonia

If you had asked me a few months ago, where Tallinn was, I wouldn’t have been able to point it out on a map. Even more embarrassingly, I probably couldn’t have told you where Estonia is. But the weekend I spent in Tallinn a few weeks ago was the most memorable one in a long time!…

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cafe find in Moscow, Russia

I recently came across a wonderful cafe in Moscow called Friends Forever. Paying homage to New York City with its decor and vibe, it’s a perfect Sunday morning brunch spot!    

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In a Moscow Minute

Whenever people ask me how I like Moscow, the first thing I gush about is the Moscow Metro. In the beginning I found the metro system intimidating with it’s lack of English signage, policemen waiting menacingly at the entrances and the nine million Moscovites who use it daily, who always seem to be in a…

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White Nights in St. Pete

Travel Summary: Where to stay I stayed at the Apple Hostel which I have some mixed reviews about. What’s great about it is the location which is right off Nevisky Prospekt and the people who work there are probably the most helpful I have ever met at a hostel and spoke great English. The kitchen offers free…

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Smoke without fire

World No Tobacco Day was yesterday. As World Health Organization states, the purpose of this annual event started in 1987 is to give a global platform to address the tobacco epidemic and its effects. Being in Russia during this time of the year makes this event especially interesting for me. On my daily commute to…

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That feeling of warmth

So here I am, in Ragout Café and Bar, a popular expat hangout in Moscow, ravenous and in dire need of a glass of Malbec after a hectic Monday at work. I am about fifteen days old in Moscow and I already feel like I’ve been here forever. It’s something about falling into the routine…

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I’m in Moscow!

Ok, it has finally happened! After months and months of struggling with a relocation company, the Russian Federal Migration Services and the Russian Embassy in USA, I have managed to relocate to Moscow. I will be here on a temporary work assignment for approximately 4 months. I’ve been here for a little over a day…

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