Best Things To Do In Barbados

1. Go to the beach If you’ve so much as heard of Barbados undoubtedly the second thing you’ll have heard is just how gorgeous the beaches are and whoever told you that would be right to do so – the beaches in Barbados are stunning. With a gentle millpond on the west coast, and spectacular… Read More »

Bridge of Four Lions in Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Image source: 1 Bridge of Four Lions is located in the centre of Saint Petersburg near the Yusupov Palace. The bridge is an architectural masterpiece. It’s a pedestrian single span suspension bridge. The bridge links Spasskiy and Kazanskiy islands. It spans the Griboyedov Canal. Bridge of Four Lions was designed by the engineer G. Tretter.… Read More »

Best Value Hotels in Moscow Near City Center (Kremlin and Red Square)

Affordable and Beautiful Hotels in Moscow with good location: Winewood Moscow Lounge Hotel “Winewood Moscow Lounge Hotel” is located in a vibrant neighborhood. Ulitsa 1905 Goda metro station is a three-minute walk away. You can’t find a better place to get to the Moscow Zoo and Patriarshiye Ponds as quickly as possible. You will… Read More »

Top 10 Most Important, Famous, Interesting Places in Moscow, Russia (Photos)

Is Moscow a good place to visit, good tourist/holiday destination? The city of Moscow is located in the Central Federal District of Russia and is an inland city. As the capital of Russia it is also the most populated city in the world that is considered inland with a population hovering around 11.5 million citizens.… Read More »

Best Popular Russian Traditional Desserts, Pastries, Beverages

The Eastern and Southern Slavic people have a round white bread called kalach, usually baked in the form of a ring with a small hole in the center. The Western Slavs used this as a ritual bread. They also used wedding karavai (a small round loaf). A kalach is a sort of high-quality white bread… Read More »

Have a Good Day in Russian

“Have a good day!” is “Хорошего дня!” (“Harosheva dnya!”). You can wish somebody to have a good day in the morning or in the afternoon. You should use this phrase at the end of a conversation. If the situation is official, you can add “Вам” (“Vam”) and say, “Хорошего Вам дня!” (“Harosheva Vam dnya!”). It… Read More »

How to Survive a Russian Summer Camp

After a stressful year of teaching English in China, I needed a break. Not only was I grinding my teeth at night, but I had started unconsciously yanking out my eyebrow hair in a stress-based fugue state. It was not a good time for me, so I decided to declutter my life and spend a… Read More »

The Mosaic Courtyard. Mosaic-glass Art in Saint-Petersburg, Russia

The original courtyard with the colorful mosaic is located in the center of St. Petersburg, Russia, near the Fontanka River, Tchaikovsky Street 2/7. Every courtyard differs from other ones. A distinctive feature of this courtyard is that the walls of houses, playground, flower beds, benches, sundial, and statues are covered with mosaic!

Russian Banya: History, Traditions, Health Benefits. Russian Bath House

In Russian fairytales Ivanushka asks Baba-Yaga for steaming in a banya first and then to ask him questions. These concepts about hospitality have been kept to our time. You can find records of “myl’nya” (which is a derivative of a “mylo” (a soap)) in the ancient chronicles of XI-XII centuries in which there is a… Read More »