Saturday, 16 March 2013

The snow-rich winter 2012-2013


 
This winter is, or I’d better say was, pretty hard for us here in Siberia. I know that my readers from Europe, the USA and other places with warmer climate can say that winter is always hard in Siberia, and they are absolutely right, but still this winter was special. The matter is that it was the snow-richest one within the last 100 years! At least the meteorologists say so. The previous winter was special, too, as it was the snow-poorest within about the same period, so this winter was partially a kind of compensation, but currently the amount of snow is so impressive that people are seriously scared. There are several sound reasons for that.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Novosibirsk is getting vegetarian-friendly!

Though I cannot call myself a true, absolute vegetarian (I sometimes eat seafood and I still eat eggs and add them to cakes and cookies I bake), I have been trying to follow the lactovegetarian lifestyle for slightly more than a year now and I thought I can try and write a post for those who is a vegetarian, a vegan, even a raw-food eater, and likes travelling around Russia and happens to come to Novosibirsk or visits my home city on business. In no case is this post meant to provoke any kind of argument, because I know that the topic is disputable. My goal is to give a couple of hints to vegetarians and those who are curious about that, who plan to visit Novosibirsk.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Kostanay, Northern Kazakhstan

The parents of my husband live in the town called Kostanay, which is in the North of Kazakhstan. The town is not well-known, and I cannot say it has something special about it, but this is a travel blog, and I believe all destinations are interesting, if explored and presented in the right way.

Chelyabinsk, Southern Urals, Russia

I have not written anything for a long time, but it doesn’t mean I have nothing to say. I was and I still am very busy interpreting and translating, but as winter is slowly coming to its end and I still have not written anything about it, it is the right time to do it. This winter has been a rich one. Rich in snow, rich in events, rich in short but interesting travels.