Getting to know Edinburgh through stories

Sometimes, when I am too lazy to learn about the history of a place I'm visiting, I feel like travel is a bit wasted on me. I start to take all the buildings and streets for granted. There's no meaning in them for me. Sure, at first when you begin traveling things are exciting just... Continue Reading →

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A scenic photo tour of the Scottish Highlands

I would've kept delaying visiting Scotland if it wasn't for my friend E! I think because Scotland feels so close to my current home (London), I've taken visiting it a bit for granted. Later, later...I can always go there...later. However, E was passing through Europe from the US, and we had the perfect opportunity to meet up... Continue Reading →

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Our rainy honeymoon in Iceland

I really love the idea of going to a cold climate for a honeymoon! Maybe it's because of my Russian roots, or because an Icelandic honeymoon seems less conventional than one spent in a beach paradise - and I love doing as much as possible differently from convention these days ;). As long as you invest in proper... Continue Reading →

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What we spent on 8 days in Iceland

It is commonly known that Iceland is pretty expensive - £20 bowl of soup type of expensive. So because of this, and because it is 2017 and J and I want to spend our money more thoughtfully so we can travel more, we did something we hadn't done before. We created a detailed budget for this trip,... Continue Reading →

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Video: Vibes of Copenhagen at night

My talented 16-year old brother makes really awesome travel documentary videos, and has made one of Copenhagen at Christmas time. This is great to watch to get a vibe of the city at this time of year. (Everything is SO HYGGE, I love it. I am obsessed with Hygge, as you may have noticed.)

A long weekend in Copenhagen

Over a four-day weekend in November J and I got out of London to experience Denmark's famous Hygge, in Copenhagen. Visiting Copenhagen has been a bit of a dream for the last year, and the 'happiest country on earth' did not disappoint. It was cold, windy, and got dark by 4:30 PM - but none... Continue Reading →

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