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Molotov’s Magic Lantern

Molotov’s Magic Lantern

on Jun 18, 2015

A little while ago I read my first travel book and was hooked. Reading about far-flung places, especially when the author has spent considerable time in a country getting to know the culture, is a real treat for me. So when I heard that Rachel Polonsky’s book Molotov’s Magic Lantern had won the Dolman Travel Book of the Year in 2011 it became the obvious...

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Arkhangelskoye Estate

Arkhangelskoye Estate

on Jun 14, 2015

I can’t help but smile when I see a newly-wed couple. The bride, who always looks radiant in her beautiful dress, with her bridegroom looking like he’s won the lottery now that she is by his side. So yesterday I smiled a lot as we spotted almost a dozen bridal parties having their photos taken while we were at Arkhangelskoye estate. Arkhangelskoye, which...

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St Petersburg with kids

St Petersburg with kids

on Jun 13, 2015

St Petersburg is a beautiful, romantic city but it probably isn’t the first place that springs to mind for a family holiday. Yet we went last week and had a great time. So in case you are thinking about visiting St Petersburg too, here are some of our highlights. Our favourite day out was to the gardens at the Peterhof palace. It is a beautiful place and you...

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