On a dark, dark day in a dark, dark city there was a girl, dressed in dark, dark clothes. Like, literally… In all black. It was raining, and raining and just when I thought it couldn’t rain anymore, it did. So instead of shlepping around, lost in said rain, I devised a special tour of […]Read more "The Grim History Tour of Saint Petersburg, Russia"
Hermitage? Nah. Peterhof? Too lazy. Canal tour? Nope. What exactly did I do with my three days in Saint Petersburg? Okay, so I ate a lot. And I walked a lot… but not in parks; Mostly just around run down industrial areas in the rain. And I saw some raccoons and owls and dire wolves… […]Read more "The Anti-Sightseeing Travel Blogger… Saint Petersburg, Russia"
Some of my top ten moments are missing photos, so I’m going to draw beautiful pictures in your mind of what went down, with my sexy sexy words. Here is a summary of the highlights of the last 7 months: #10 The Russian Cinema Experience I suppose it’s not that dissimilar to an English cinema […]Read more "My Top 10 Tyumenskiy Highlights (and some things you’ll probably want to see too)… Tyumen, Russia"
I’ve not seen the full spectrum of public holidays in my time here, but it was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and that’s all that matters. /blank stare Catholic Christmas: 25th Dec’ Catholic Christmas (or UK Christmas or US Christmas, or whatever you want to call it) is celebrated in a small way […]Read more "A Mini Breakdown of Russian Holibobs… Somewhere in Russia"
Yekaterinburg – where civilians drive Volgas with bears as passengers and where the last Tsar of Russia was brought to be murdered. Sounds great, huh? Surprisingly (or not, maybe) Yekaterinburg just wasn’t on my list of things to see and do. Not like Tobolsk, which I had a yearning to visit from before I even […]Read more "Where the Wild Things Are… Yekaterinburg, Russia"
My first experience of natural hot springs was way back when I visited Budapest in June 2014, the starting point of my on-off gypsy lifestyle. I say way back, but really only two years has passed… and yet so much has changed. Still gunna go to a hot spring if there’s one nearby though. Much […]Read more "The Land of Hot Springs and Banyas… Russia"
Russia boasts 37,653km of coastline, however it is also 17.1 million km² so the chances of you living close to the sea are slim. Fortunately for you, Russia is blessed with plentiful lakes, ponds, forests and nature. When the sun puts its hat on I’m always drawn to Prud Lesnoy, just outside of Tyumen for […]Read more "Lakeside Shenanigans… Prud Lesnoy, Russia"