Why Russians Are Not Polar Bears

While I am shrugging from freezing wind outside the office, my colleagues are asking again, “How is it possible that you are cold? Aren’t you Russian?” The first time I stumbled upon this curious stereotype, it just made me laugh, now it makes me wonder… Do people honestly think that we grow some kind of … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Being Multilingual

various languages

Everybody knows that speaking several languages is an advantage. Being multilingual was always considered to be a form of wit. However, rarely anyone questions its benefits. Are there any unpleasant consequences of being multilingual, and can it have any negative impact on your life? Let’s try to answer these questions, and discover what lies underneath the … Continue reading

Staying in Eastbourne: Incredible Poshness of the “Grand Hotels”

море и песок

In the middle of Summer some of us might start thinking about alternative routes to the seaside. Brighton, the closest sea resort to London, is already becoming a sore in the eye. How about going a few miles further and finding yourself in less crowded but still incredibly pleasant Eastbourne in East Sussex? The road … Continue reading

The Country of Leaning Towers

Pisa, the city in Tuscany, Central Italy, became one of the most popular touristic destinations thanks to its famous leaning tower. In your childish delusion you would probably think that this is the only construction in the world with such a unique architecture. However, the truth is that building leaning towers, churches and houses in Italy seems to be … Continue reading

Ryanair: A Big Fight over a Small Bag

вид из окна самолета

Ryanair. It’s hard to know what to say sometimes, but I think I speak for most when I say Ryanair is a big corporate twat. The low fares are the only thing attracting customers, which would be a good enough reason to fly with them, except that… the fares aren’t that cheap. “Low” not “Cheap” Once the … Continue reading

Best of Venice: Your Personal Travel Guide

Going to paradise is easy. Take a 2h flight from London, and the land of juicy gelatos and creamy tiramisu is welcoming you ashore. Trip to Venice was one of my childhood dreams, and I am happy I could finally make it true. I am sure many people would understand me. Throughout the centuries this … Continue reading

Window Shopper in Italy – 7 Best Window Decorations in Venice

Louis Vuitton Calle Larga de l'Ascension, 30124 Venezia, Italy

Italy is the motherlands of the most famous couturiers in the world. No wonder the quality of the shops and arrangement of shop windows should be much more impressive than anywhere else. “Spring obsessions are not limited to one particular city“, I thought  and headed straight to the romantic paradise of Europe – Venice. Among the narrow paved streets … Continue reading

Most Annoying Behaviours in the Underground, P.S.

Metropolitan line

A Practical Guidance for Dummies Many things have already been said, but the underground still keeps inspiring me every day. Thus, I am dedicating this lovely post to all the people who are experiencing the same wonderful behaviour on their way to work, school or back home. This will be the last time I am … Continue reading

Most Annoying Behaviours in the Underground – PART II

Every day, similarly to another 3 million of people in London, I am taking the tube. Being such a frequent guest in this “hospitable shelter” I cannot help noticing “things”. In fact, it becomes a constant source of inspiration for my rebellious brain. I don’t even need to think hard to be able to write … Continue reading

Most Annoying Behaviours in the Underground – PART I

Every day, similarly to another 3 million of people in London, I am taking the tube. Being such a frequent guest in this “hospitable shelter” I cannot help noticing “things”. In fact, it becomes a constant source of inspiration for my rebellious brain. I don’t even need to think hard to be able to write … Continue reading

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