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JAVA

javaLast year while living in Bali we took a trip to Java, world’s most populous island. Java is a volcanic island, and that was the main reason we went there. We decided to skip Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, and visit Surabaya and Yogyakarta instead. I didn’t care much for Surabaya, it was just another big city (maybe we just didn’t spend enough time there), but I really liked Yogyakarta.… MORE

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THE ISLAND OF GODS

the island of godsWe’ve just arrived in Bali after spending the past couple months in Europe. And I think it’s time for me to explain why we love this island so much that we decided to come back and spend yet another six months here.
One night, when we were still living in New York, I stumbled across a fascinating blog about life in Bali, and right then and there I knew I wanted to move there.… MORE

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FOUR DAYS IN SINGAPORE

four days in singaporeOn our way to Bali we had a four-day stopover in Singapore. I can’t say that I fell in love with the city, but we certainly had a great time there. Singapore doesn’t feel like any other part of Asia; it’s very clean, modern and expensive. I loved its futuristic city gardens and architecture.… MORE

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HONG KONG

hong kongHong Kong is, without a doubt, one of the world’s greatest cities. I could easily imagine myself living there. Not permanently, of course, but spending a month or two there seems like a good idea.
Hong Kong is a very modern bustling city and, surprisingly, it’s very compact and easy to navigate.… MORE

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HOME SWEET HOME

home sweet homeNo matter how much I travel, I still think that my hometown is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I left Russia almost five years ago, and I’ve only been back once since then. Last summer we spent five weeks in Saint-Petersburg, and I fell in love with this city once again.… MORE

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SUMMER IN UKRAINE: VISUAL DIARY PART II

summer in ukraine visual diaryA trip to Ukraine would not be complete without visiting Odessa and Lviv. I’ve heard great things about these two cities before and, I have to say, they both lived up to my expectations. Odessa is not a big city, and it took us only couple days to see all the sights.… MORE

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