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Yaroslavl, Russia

Original Post: 07/17/2014

Yaroslavl, has definitely been my favorite Russian City thus far. Not only is the historical part of the city a UNESCO Heritage site, but the over arching atmosphere, architecture, and openness of the area been extremely unique to the region. 362 more words


Unravel the Mysteries of Russia with Gate 1 Travel

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called Russia “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Of course, that was at the dawn of the Cold War, when the nation operated behind a tightly closed door. 1,436 more words


Maslenitsa - Russian Carnival

Yesterday was the last day of Maslenitsa, the Russian equivalent of Carnival, which lasts for one week. It can be summarized in two traditions: enjoying blini (pancake) before the period of Lent starts and burning dolls to celebrate the end of winter. Hurray for that!


Music to my ears - the Yaroslavl organ festival

This evening I attended a concert of the International Festival of Organ Music here in Yaroslavl. Some friends of mine are very kindly looking for cultural activities for me that don’t require knowledge of the Russian language and this was perfect! 131 more words


We're in the newspaper!

A local Belgian newspaper from Limburg (where Wim comes from) publishes every week an article about Belgians who live abroad. This week it’s our turn!


Playing with fire

This morning when I tried to light the gas stove to make breakfast, it didn’t work. At first I thought it was just the stove but soon we noticed that the heating radiators also felt suspiciously cold … So we concluded it must be due to a gas outage or a problem with the gas flow to our house. 110 more words


Ice swimming at Epiphany

In Belgium we know Epiphany as “Three King’s Day”: we celebrate it on 6 January, when we commemorate the visit of the three magi (kings) to baby Jesus. 269 more words