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Yekaterinburg, Russia: A Luxury Restaurant for Poor Students

Although it was almost the end of March, the weather said otherwise – 27 degrees below zero with a snowy storm. However, the people around us, the atmosphere and the Russian spirit made us feel warm the entire time. I and 24 students from Europe were participating in an educational course in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It […]

Velikiye Luki, Russia: A Trip to Small Town Russia

During our visit to Russia in the summer of 2015, we found a very unique small town named Velikiye Luki (also written as Velikie Luki). Every year in the second week of June, this place hosts a hot air ballooning competition that is quite famous. The competition had been going on since 1996, attracting ballooning […]

St. Petersburg, Russia: The Venice of the North

Three years ago, when I came to Russia for the first time, I didn’t really know what to expect. I had heard about the Red Square and Moscow Kremlin, the palaces of St. Petersburg and the colourful onion dome churches, but had also heard rumours of a country with old and grey soviet-era buildings, and […]

Sochi, Russia: Winter Olympics on the Sea

How did I come up with the idea to visit this subtropical resort city? A friend of mine told me that he had visited Sochi four times and that it’s a wonderful place for a summer vacation. I could not resist and spent my holiday in the South of Russia 🙂 The city of Sochi […]