Blog Entries for the 'Russia' Category

Window of the world

Window of the World is a Chinese theme park that features replicas of famous world attractions like the pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, the grand canyon, and much more! Alex reviews our trip to the park.

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Russia Top Fives – by Alex

Top five things I liked and didn’t like about Russia: Top five things I liked: 5. Great juices 4. The Aurora battleship 3. Kva Kva Waterpark 2. Our favorite café 1. The Hermitage Top five things I didn’t like: 5. Being overcharged for taxis 4. Messed up train tickets 3. Broken or no air conditioning […]

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St. Petersburg Swimmer
Self Image

I’ve been bombarded with the media’s version of the “ideal body” for as long as I can remember.  From celebrities and role models that are constantly competing for the title of “thinnest,” to commercials for miracle diets and instant abs, people in the US are constantly being shown how they should look.  This is especially […]

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Smokey Moscow

Right now I’m lying on the sidewalk outside of a Moscow train station, waiting for the 4 am train. It’s probably around 1:30. Moscow has been filled with smoke from the wildfires in Russia. This morning we emerged from the hostel to find ever street and alley filled with this white smoke, blurring everything in […]

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On Our Way To Russia

OK… post… no problem… alright I admit it I’m stuck on a plane on my way to Russia, no way out now. It’s cool though I’m not flippin’ out or anything… sort of.  There’s some sort of movie playing but it looks crappy, and it’s probably in another language. Yup, yup, yup I was so […]

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St. Petersburg and impressions of Russia

Russia is a large and varied place and the feel and culture of St. Petersburg is quite different than that of Moscow. We had a wonderful time there exploring “the Venice of the north”.

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Russian Food

Learn about food in Russia – what are traditional Russian dishes – how about street food or snacks sold to people in a rush on the subway? Guess what we saw for sale in a vending machine in the Moscow airport.

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St. Petersburg – Breathtaking

My first visit to St. Petersburg

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A day at the beach – Moscow

Who would have thought of going to the beach while in Moscow, but three things convinced us – the 100+ degree weather, how tired we were and a sign at the hostel that advertised trips to a nearby beach. We talked to Dave at the hostel who runs the trips.  Turns out that he hadn’t […]

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Moscow – quick impressions so far

1) It’s so HOT and smokey here! Over 100 degrees Fahrenheit each day.  Tomorrow is supposed to be 103. This is unusual and has touched off wildfires that have filled the air with smoke.  Some folks have taken to wearing surgical masks to prevent breathing in too much smoke.  We actually spent yesterday at the […]

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