Russia

The Annunciation Cathedral In The Moscow Kremlin

May 21st, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Moscow, Russia|

The sky was grey and the cold was biting but we were excited. We had just got our tickets and had made our way into the Kremlin. One of the stops that we made on our way was the Annunciation Cathedral.  If you’ve been to the Kremlin you will know that the Annunciation Cathedral is [...]

Life In A Sami Village In Murmansk Russia

May 20th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Murmansk, Russia|

Murmansk was definitely one of my favorite places to be in Russia. In fact I still look back at those days with nostalgia. While most people don’t get why the idea of heading up to the Arctic fascinated me, I don’t really care. Life after all is about keeping myself happy and not some random [...]

5 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues In St. Petersburg

March 29th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Russia, St. Petersburg|

I guess I caught the winter blues the moment I stepped into St. Petersburg. Oddly enough I had witnessed temperatures that ranged below minus 5 degrees Celsius. In fact I got acclimatized to the cold when Moscow hit -23 degrees Celsius on my first day in Russia. Murmansk was up in the Arctic and was [...]

In Search Of A Perfect Match

March 27th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Murmansk, Russia|

So our day… Let me rephrase… Our night under the Aurora Borealis captured a lot of attention. That being said I need to emphasis that moving around Murmansk in winter can be a tad bit difficult. If you know how to drive in snow, slush and ice then you are good. Unfortunately for use we [...]

Valentine’s Day Under The Aurora Borealis In Murmansk

March 24th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Murmansk, Russia|

Valentine’s Day seems to inspire couples across the world. I think I feel a bit old because Valentine’s day does not evoke the same blur of emotion that it once did. We don’t go out of our way to celebrate it but somehow we always land up doing some crazy stuff on the 14th of [...]

Art Can Unite The World Under One Roof!

March 12th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Russia, St. Petersburg|

I was sitting and sipping a coffee with my friend Janet and her parents when I first heard about the State Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg Russia. What caught my attention was the enthusiasm in which her father Dick described it. He said that it was a museum that was well in the league of [...]

A Touch Of History And A Dash Of Beauty

March 1st, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Russia, St. Petersburg|

I was wondering what to start writing about when it came to St. Petersburg in Russia and then I decided to write about one of the places that caught my eye from the moment I stepped into its sacred halls. I’m talking about none other than the Church of the Savior on Blood. Honestly when [...]

A Delicious Taste Of The Arctic life!

February 22nd, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Murmansk, Russia|

Living in the Arctic for me is the stuff of dreams but for some it is the fuel for nightmares. I guess it is all on perspective. Since I’m the one writing let’s just shift the focus to the former because Murmansk was by far was one of the best experience I have had in [...]

A RUSSIAN DACHA FULL OF SURPRISES

February 15th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Moscow, Russia|

Russia is definitely a land of surprises. After Shawn’s surprise chance to work in Siberia came my chance to visit Russia in general though that wasn’t as surprising. We spent our first few days in Moscow and expected to do a lot of sightseeing or rather as much as we could while my tropical body [...]

Intertwining My Fingers With The North Wind

February 13th, 2017|Asia, Destinations, Moscow, Russia|

Intertwining my fingers with the North wind was not one of my sanest moments but I am getting ahead of myself. Let me rewind a bit and tell you about how I got into this situation in the first place! I was but a child when I heard my aunts and cousins tell me about [...]