Simple and small, but so modestly beautiful.
This quick post is about the thing, without which spending time in dacha is impossible. I am talking about shashlyk. Shashlyk is meat (any kind:pork, beef, lamb or even chicken) smoked on the atfer-fire coals. Although the origin of this great meal is in Caucauses, shashlyk is widely spread and very beloved in entire Russia.
Russian "dacha" is a piece of land in most cases with a house, located somewhere in the countryside. It is an equivalent for a summer cottage in Finland, but way more modest, often without water and in some cases without electricity. "Dacha" is a place where people grow vegetables, fruits, berries, or simply go to… Continue reading “Dacha”
I go to Russia once a year and spend a week there. This is why very often I feel like a tourist and I get surprised by things which looked so familiar and ordinary before. I try to make as many pictures as possible to share with my friends. The pictures are related basically to… Continue reading Food Shopping
I had exactly 14 hours to prepare for my next trip since I returned from Czech Republic. This time the destination was the central part of Russia, to where it's easy to get from Helsinki by train. Why train? I think it is simply convinient and fast, 12 hours only, and it is something I… Continue reading Leo Tolstoy: a Writer or… a Train
Talking about my trip to Prague and my interest in history, I can not skip a particular period in Czech history - Soviet influence. The problem is I don't know how to speak about it either. This is the emotionally attached factor for me as I was born in the Soviet Union. Although I remember… Continue reading The West Point of the East
This is not typical for my blog to post foodies, but I think it is important to introduce Czech cuisine as a part of the amazing culture. I would like to start from restaurants. Most of the restaurants don't have fancy interior, and they more resemble pubs with unique atmosphere, to where you can easily… Continue reading Czech Cuisine
I had my trip in the early July, when nights are so shot and light in Finland. Although Czech Republic is not a southern country, nights here are still really dark. Despite this, there were a lot of tourists outside, as it was warm and the embankment looked so different in the dark. The castle… Continue reading Night Prague