Last year I devoted the big part of my writing to my childhood memories of the 90s Russia. So what about the country today? Russia is very unstable in political, economic, and social aspects. Everybody knows that, and I don't see any point rediscovering the common sense all over again. Instead, I will take you… Continue reading Moscow by a Semi-foreigner
Should we make some conclusions regarding this year? Do you usually sum up the passed year? Do you make plans for the upcoming year? Please, write in the comment section! When it comes to me, I have to say that I did not really make either any conclusions or upcoming plans. I was pathetically moving… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Here is the last but one post on the 90s Russia. 90s definitely brought a lot of diversity in all possible senses of this word. I don't think I am able to fit even 1/100 in this post, yet, there will be some overview on music and movies. First, let's have a flash back to… Continue reading Music and Movies in 90s Russia
Let's move from frauds to severer things. Today, I will write about crimes. To begin with, I was way to far from it, and all my knowledge on this particular topic comes from TV. Watching news is never fun, not now, not back then. I clearly stayed away from TV as much as could, still… Continue reading Crimes in 90s Russia
Hello everyone! How did the autumn start? As most of you expressed interest towards my memories of growing up in the 90s Russia, I am starting a series of posts related to this topic. Here are the issues I will write about: - frauds - crime - music - food - playground and toys -… Continue reading Russia in 90s. Introduction.
Yesterday, August 25, is exactly 10 years of me being in Finland. In 2009, I arrived to this country being extremely naive and scared of everything. I could not even imagine that there can be such a safe place, where you can freely walk in the late evening, where you can loose your purse and… Continue reading 10 Years in Finland. Conclusions.
I usually post texts about the trips or cultural aspects in a light positive way. This post will be less optimistic, so if you want to stay away from negativity, just skip reading it. I want to go back to my childhood and tell you about post-Soviet Russia. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991,… Continue reading Childhood Memories. 90s Russia
Time to tell you about Venice. I won't go here with the information about sightseeing, which you can easily access on the Internet. Instead, I will tell you about my emotions and experiences. I had only 1,5 day in Venice to enjoy the place. I booked the hotel in the area, called Mestre as it… Continue reading Italy, Venice. Part 1.
Clearly, there are general fashion trends all over the world, and there are related local tendencies. Though my post relates to outfits, it has nothing to do with fashion. Instead, I want to tell you about some interesting aspects regarding dressing habits in Finland and Portugal, driven by the climate factor. Needless to say, the… Continue reading Season Outfits: Finland and Portugal.
This is an unplanned writing inspired by the ticket I accidentally found in my purse. In different countries, there are different superstitions, created by children. I will tell you about the one, which we had in Russia. This superstition is about lucky ticket. First of all, let me show you how a ticket for tram… Continue reading Lucky Ticket