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Sochi: Christmas mood

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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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The sunrise in Istanbul

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Photo by Natalia Maiboroda

The Istanbul’ sky must be cut with planes. This thought stroke me when we landed, while watching numerous flight lights from my cabin window. The air traffic is so massive here. But you don’t notice any cuts in the sky in the city. Maybe because the sky is the last you notice when wondering in labyrinth of narrow streets. Even standing on the bridge your attention is focused on Bosphorus – always busy with boat traffic. But not with sky. Continue reading

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Amsterdam: a chilly weekend.

“I am living in Amsterdam already 20 years and never saw THIS before! Never!”, told the worker of museum referring to the weather changes. Normally the influence of North Sea helps the dutch capital to avoid a real winter. But not this time. All the channels were frozen, which gave the city a new look, fairy and chilly. Continue reading

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Saint-Petersburg is not a Venice.

How many times did you hear that St. Petersburg is Russian Venice? At least I noticed such a statement in dozen articles. But after living a year in St. Pete I realized how different it is from Italian city. North beats South, or 10 differences between Venice and so-called Venice: Continue reading

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