Tag Archives: Christmas

Sochi: Christmas mood


Caucasus, Russia. Photo by Natalia Maiboroda

It is hot in Moscow. In Saint-Petersburg, where I will celebrate New Year 2017, it is raining. In Alps there is no snow. If your Christmas mood depends on the weather, like my mood, you should go to Sochi.  Continue reading

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LvivNormally there are 2 scenarios for spending winter holidays for Ukrainians and Russians. First is to go skiing to Alps. Second – is to escape from cold days to sunny countries. This winter I was out of the scenario, as I went to my favourite Lviv. Western Ukrainian city looks like Europe due to its architecture, but it doesn’t have any ski resorts within the town. It was warm for us, but weather has nothing to do with it – tasty local coffee made us feel hot. This is actually why I came here – to drink the tasties coffee in Ukraine. And to discover missed details, as Lviv always has something new to surprise.

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San Marino: Christmas on the top

Photo by Natalia MaiborodaNo, you will not find any sea in this country, even if it may sounds that the name refers to water. Also you will not find here any border fence, even if San Marino is an independent country inside Italy. With a size about 61 km2 it became more that a weekend escape from nearby summer resort Rimini, but also one of the reasons to visit Italy.  Continue reading

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