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Personal news – I am now a mommy!

This post is about a great event in our life. Peter and I became proud parents of a beautiful baby boy – Michael (Misha for short in Russian)! He was born on the 27th of June. These 1,5 months have...
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Best Burgers in Moscow – Part 1

Peter and I are always on a look out for nice juicy burgers, and I don’t mean McDonalds or Burger King. That sort of food I often try to avoid, as  I always feel like I’ve eaten a brick afterwards…...
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Moscow Bridges

In May this year Moscow authorities have completed the make-over of 22 bridges around Moscow river bank adding  new lighting to the bridges. Total 4,500 LED lamps were installed creating a totally new summery look for the city’s bridges. The...
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Hostels in Moscow – Moscow on a budget

Moscow is one of the most expensive cities in the world which might deter some budget travelers from visiting Russian capital. Unfortunately there are not that many affordable accommodation options in Moscow unlike in some other European cities or even...
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Population of Moscow

Moscow is the second biggest city in Europe in terms of population, after Istanbul. According to 2014 data there are 12.1 million people living in Russia’s capital. London, which comes third in the list of largest European cities has 8.3...
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Top 5 Rooftop Restaurants in Moscow

It was our first wedding anniversary on Saturday 15th of March (and 3 year dating anniversary), and since it was my turn to come up with a plan for the day, i.e. surprise my husband, I decided to pick a...
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Original Russia – Russian Nature Photo Exhibition in CHA

We’ve recently been to an amazing exhibition in Moscow’s Central House of Artists (Centralny Dom Khudozhnika. Info about CHA). I’ve been planning to visit ‘Original Russia’ exhibition since January, and right before the end date of the show (which was...
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Smoking ban in Russia

Hi there! You know what I have been hoping for for a long-long time to happen in Russia?! Yeah, I know the list is endless, but one of my wishes is about to come true. From June 2014 smoking will...
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Christmas break in Moscow

The closer it is to the New Years and Christmas holidays, the more excited I get! New Years is still one of my favorite times of the year. Soon Peter’s family is coming over to celebrate with us, and we...
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Booze & Noodles Bar in Moscow

I was planning to write about this bar a long time ago, but for some reason, I totally forgot about it. ‘Pod Muhoy’ is a really cool bar on Strastnoy bulvar 6 near Chekhovskaya metro station (Страстной бульвар 6 стр.2),...
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