In the previous post, I wrote about the heat wave in Portugal in 2017. This time, I want to switch to the opposite phenomenon - coldness. So, what was the coldest weather I experienced? I'll start with the location. Yes, your stereotypes are right. It happened in Tver (close to Moscow), Russia, which which is… Continue reading Extreme Temperatures. Cold.
Another place in lovely Sochi, which is worth attention, is Krasnaya Polyana. It is located up in the Caucasus mountains, and it attracts a lot of tourists both in summer and in winter. In a warmer season, you can enjoy the incredible green views from above, and in a colder one, you can experience winter… Continue reading I Miss Sochi. Part 4.
Russia is the biggest country in the world (territory, not population), but if you ask a foreigner to name Russian cities, they will be limited to Moscow and Saint Petersburg, sometimes Vladivostok and Kazan. Nowadays, there is one southern city which also got on the list due to winter Olympics in 2014- Sochi. Being the… Continue reading I miss Soch. Part 3.
'As I already wrote before, in late August I went to the capital of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 or simply my home, Sochi. As soon as the plane landed, I rushed out of the terminal to meet my parents who were waiting for me. I should say, it is completely different feeling when live… Continue reading I Miss Sochi. Part 2
Sochi (Russia). For this reason, I am copy-pasting the post I wrote in 2015. That is the year, when I was in Sochi the last time. Since I had only 200 follows back than, this text will be new to many of you: 'When I was back from Norway to Turku, I had 12 hours… Continue reading I miss…
This is a story from my early childhood. I was around 3 years old. In those times, we didn't have smart phones and computers were a luxury. This meant that my parents wrote letters to my grandparents. Sometimes it took months for a letter to deliver, since the post was not a fast service either.… Continue reading You Can’t Write
This story happened at least 14 years ago, if I remember correctly. I was young, and I was still learning how to communicate with men. At some point, I was very tough and even rude if I did not like the guy who approached me. My friends gave me some feedback on that, justifying it… Continue reading ‘If It’s a Destiny, We’ll Meet Again’
This weekend I am in our lovely capital - Helsinki. I really love the city, and it is a pleasure to visit this place over and over again. No need to say, I want to come back as soon as I have a chance. But how can I do that? Here is the particular Russian… Continue reading The Russian Superstition I always Follow
Having a long history of tall buildings, my American readers are unlikely to be impressed with Russian skyscrapers. However, as a Russian and European person, I am definitely have a 'wow' effect, looking at this buildings. The reason for that is quite of few skyscrapers around here on the continent. Generally, Europe is only acquiring… Continue reading Skyscrapers of Moscow
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