Category Russia

спасибо Москва

We loved Moscow. It was easy to love for a couple of reasons. Firstly we had amazingly good weather  – clear sunny days, with the sun setting around midnight. This is not the normal Moscow experience. It is cold for most of the year and often rainy in June. The city is alive and celebratory […]

HOLY HOUSES

I didn’t have many images in my mind of what Russian cities would look like. Probably the dominant image was of St Basil’s Cathedral – the red-bricked church with colourful onion-shaped domes. It was certainly astounding to finally see this for real at the Red Square in Moscow, but what was more astounding to me […]

TUTUS, THEATRES & FIRST DATES

From the ages of four to 17, ballet was my world. Most afternoons after school and all day on Saturdays, my life was consumed with classes and rehearsals, training for exams, eisteddfods and concerts. For years I had subscription tickets to the Australian Ballet and around the age of 12 and 13 used to wait […]

HARACHO!

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/49761829  W=1000&H=250] En China Nea comenzó a hacer contactos para ensenar yoga en Rusia. Así conocimos a Dimitri y Tatiana, ella es ucraniana y el ruso. Están casados y juntos administran una escuela de yoga en la capital rusa. Cuando el tren llego a Moscú a las 6.10 de la mañana, nos estaban esperando en […]

LIVING BY THE LAKE

Just an hour and a half away from Irkutsk is Lake Baikal – the world’s largest freshwater lake. It contains one fifth of the world’s freshwater and is famed for its beauty as well as its immensity. When I looked at the lake on a map and compared it to the lake we had already […]

SIBERIAN SUMMER

Our first stop in Russia was the capital of Siberia  – Irkutsk. Siberia conjures up image of bleak freezing cold winters and hard labour. But for a couple of months of the year, the ice thaws, the grass grows green and the birds sing. When we arrived in Irkutsk after two nights and one day […]