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 »

Wolverine in Golden Light – Wild Russia Photos

Photographers-animalists much depend on luck, great pictures happen to be taken incredibly easy. But you have to be patient often and work really hard to achieve the result. For example, this is photo of the wolverine, and it wasn’t made without a fortune. Wolverine is a pretty careful animal, usually active at dusk and night. They inhabit… Read More »

Top 5 Most Popular Typical Russian/Soviet Souvenirs and Gifts

The proverb «Give a piece of iron to a Tula resident and he will make a new samovar from it for you» isn’t known by everyone. A unique piece of work, first brought into the world in 1778 due to the creativity of Russian master Nazar Lisitsin, samovars are known all around the world. Read… Read More »

Is Moscow Tourist Friendly? Is Moscow English Friendly?

Moscow is full of world brands. So if you want to go shopping, this city is what you need. Quality of service at hotels is as good as in Europe. The rate of development of all the segments of the industry meet the requirements of the metropolitan status. Moscow also has “tourist police”. Guides in… Read More »

Top 5 Russian universities list 2020 (engineering, law, history, technical, language)

Moscow State University is considered to be the oldest Russian university by right by far. It was founded in 1755. The founding of the university in Moscow became possible due to the work of the first Russian academician, Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov, a well-known scientist and scholar- Encyclopaedist. Now, Moscow State University is one of the… Read More »

Russian Language Word for Happy Birthday, Wishes. How to Write/Say Happy Birthday

Birthday is favorite holiday for the most people. The whole year we are waiting for it with impatience, we count the days before it occurs. There are many ways to say Happy Birthday in Russian! Most common phrase is “С днем рождения!”, what literally means “With the birthday, to you”. [S dnyem roshdeniya] Happy birthday… Read More »

5 Tips for Traveling to the Caribbean from Eastern Europe

Ever thought about traveling to the Caribbean? If so, perhaps it’s time for you to pay a visit. The Caribbean is one of the world’s most stunning destinations, and happens to hit best-of destination lists year after year. There are loads of reasons to travel to the Caribbean, from its history and its culture to… Read More »

Top 10 Cheap & Good Hostels in The Centre of Moscow (near Red Square)

There are hostels in the heart of Moscow under $6 a night for a dorm bed. An average double private room price is about $20.These hostels are a short walk from the main world-famous attractions. That’s what you need, if you are looking for comfort at an affordable price. Hostel “Good mood” (“Гуд муд”) goodmoodhostel.ru… Read More »

Things to Know Before You Go Aguada Fort in Goa

Goa is the top visitor goal in India. A huge number of vacationers from India and everywhere throughout the world visit Goa consistently. It is reliably positioned as the best nightlife city in India and probably the best city in Asia with shorelines open to visitors. Goa has a differing populace and its Portuguese pilgrim… Read More »