Have you ever been somewhere and gotten emotional? Seen something while you are traveling that made you stop in your tracks and just take it in? That is how I was when I saw Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow which is in The Red Square. First of all, I never in a million years thought that I would travel to...
When we were planning our Russia trip we decided that we would eat at one fancy restaurant in Moscow and St. Petersburg. While we were in St. Petersburg we ate at a fancy shmancy hotel and we decided have drinks at the Ritz Carlton. Why not dinner at the Ritz? Well, since the food in Russia didn't really sit...

Moscow Facts

When I was in Moscow I was walking down the street when I saw a bunch of people sitting outside enjoying their meals. I didn't think anything was strange about it until I looked a little closer and realized that in Moscow it's a fact that if you sit in a some cafes, they will provide you with blankets. I...

Moscow Metro – Part 1

While I was in Russia, one of the things I was looking forward to seeing the most was the Moscow metro. I have heard about the beauty of the metro all my life because my mother traveled here in the 60's (clearly they allowed children into the country alone, because my mom says she's only a decade or so...
When we arrived in Russia, we had to go through passport control. We were standing at the front of the line, patiently waiting in the line for non-Russian citizens. I am currently traveling with my friend who is tall and blond. She's from New Zealand and has a very positive view of life. There is one African man standing a few...