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Janaline's World Journey “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

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“White Nights” in St Petersburg Day 4

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | Views [809]

  Day 4: Tuesday Sometimes you have to go off the beaten track to find small treasures you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Shlisselburg Fortress was one of these small gems we discovered. It is a town in Leningrad Oblast, situated ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, photography, russia, saint petersburg, shlisselburg fortress, st petersburg, travel


“White Nights” in St Petersburg Day 3

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | Views [677]

  Day 3: Monday   We got up a bit later than planned but after a lovely cup of coffee headed out to get the speedboat to Peterhof. We boarded the boat just behind the Hermitage and it was a quick boat ride to get to Peterhof, ... Read more >

Tags: peterhof palace, photography, russia, saint petersburg, st petersburg, travel


“White Nights” in St Petersburg Day 2

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | Views [1202]

  Day 2: Sunday   We had a good nights rest, although it didn’t get dark. The sun sets around 1am and rises again at 2am. After applying a couple of plasters to our already blistered feet we hit the road to Peter and Paul Fortress ... Read more >

Tags: photography, russia, saint petersburg, st petersburg, travel


“White Nights” in St Petersburg Day 1

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | Views [1444]

    Day 1: Saturday   We booked a week away in St Petersburg to go and take advantage of the White Nights!! Judith and I left Moscow on the Night train for St Petersburg at 2am. We had a sleeper coach in a compartment ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, photography, russia, saint petersburg, st petersburg, travel


Monasteries, art museums and avoiding security guards in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | Views [954]

  One of my favourite things to do is walking around Moscow during spring time. The weather is lovely and the whole city is filled with flowers and people enjoying the sunshine. It just feels so good finally being able to walk outside ... Read more >

Tags: art, janaline smalman, monastery, moscow, museums, photography, russia, travel


Exploring the Socialist Sculpture Park in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Saturday, 27 Oct 2012 | Views [2184]

  I explored the Tretyakov gallery area a couple of times during the first sunny weeks of May. It was lovely just getting out of the small flat and spending some time outside in the sunshine.   One afternoon my exploring ... Read more >

Tags: churches, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, sculpture park, socialist, travel


Seeing the city from a different perspective on a Moscow River cruise

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | Views [1773] | Comments [1]

  A Moscow river boat trip is definitely a great choice when it's hot, sunny, and you've seen a lot of the city on foot already! Just imagine how cool it is to slowly drift across the beautiful  Moscow River , enjoying Moscow from ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, moscow, moscow river, photography, russia, travel


Sex museums and art in Arbatskaya Street

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | Views [1338]

    Arbatskaya is one of Moscow’s oldest streets, it has existed at least since the 15th century and is lined with fine 19th century mansions. It has loads of museums, galleries and churches and is filled with shops, ... Read more >

Tags: arbat, art, moscow, museums, photography, russia, travel


Varvarka the oldest church filled street in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | Views [1047]

Ulitsa Varvarka, in Afrikaans this would mean street pig. So naturally when I read this I just had to go down this street. My first but definitely not last walk down this historical street was on this lovely sunny day in May with my friend Yve. ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, church, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel


Art Galleries, churches and amazing things found in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Saturday, 20 Oct 2012 | Views [1342]

One of my biggest passions in live is doing oil painting and looking at art always inspires me to paint. Moscow is filled with art galleries and museums to visit, too many to count so I started with the famous galleries and am still slowly working ... Read more >

Tags: church, gallery, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel, tretyakov


Collecting autumn leaves at VDNKH the All-Russia Exhibition Centre

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | Views [1385]

  When autumn arrives and all the leaves turn yellow and orange a chill enters the air and you realize there’s only a couple of more weeks left before the big chill descends on Moscow.   Wrapped up warm against the chilly autumn ... Read more >

Tags: autumn, exhibition center, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel


CHANGING OF THE GUARDS AT THE KREMLIN IN MOSCOW

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | Views [2524] | Comments [1]

    The Alexander Gardens in front of the Kremlin I love that the soldiers really do lift their legs waist high when they march along, just like in the movies! Guard changing places   The ... Read more >

Tags: change guards, janaline smalman, kremlin, moscow, photography, russia, travel


The Pushkin Museum of Visual Art in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | Views [727]

  “Paintings, sculpture and applied art from ancient history to the present day - art fans can find all this and more at the Pushkin Museum.”   After I read this I had to go and check this out for myself. My friend Yve ... Read more >

Tags: art, moscow, pushkin museum janaline smalman, russia, travel


The RED State History Museum of Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Saturday, 13 Oct 2012 | Views [756]

  It was April and still cold outside and raining. My friends Judith, Yve and I decided to visit the State Historical Museum, as we needed an activity away from the cold. On the way to the museum my umbrella broke in the strong wind. It was probably ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, moscow, museum, photography, red square, russia, travel


My penguin shuffle through Moscow’s snow covered streets

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | Views [1168]

  My first winter here in Moscow was a shock to my system. As I grew up in sunny South-Africa I have never experienced cold like this before and was not prepared. When the cold of October arrived my co-workers asked me if I have enough warm ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, snow, travel


Moscow's Goat in a coat

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | Views [636]

  While living in Moscow, on my way to work I would often pass by this old man with his goat. He would usually be standing close to the metro collecting money for his goat come sunshine, rain or snow.

Tags: goat, janaline smalman, moscow, russia, travel


Russian Butter festival in snow covered Suzdal

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | Views [1720]

My British friend Yve arrived in Moscow during February 2011 to join me for work in Russia!!! For her first official weekend here we went on an excursion to Suzdal for “ Maslenitsa” the Butter Festival. Suzdal is one of the oldest ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, festival, goose fight, janaline smalman, monastery, russia, snow, suzdal, travel


Snow covered Saint Petersburg

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | Views [1385]

  Every year I go somewhere special for my birthday and in 2011 I decided to celebrate my birthday in mystical St Petersburg for a weekend. Who wouldn’t plan a weekend get away to a place where it’s windy, snowing and -28 degrees ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, icicles, janaline smalman, russia, saint petersburg, snow, travel


Shishken, mushroom hunt in a Russian forest

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | Views [648]

  The next time I was invited to join my Russian friends at their weekend house in Shisken just outside of Moscow was at the start of autumn. Alexander’s mother picked me up Saturday morning and drove me and the girls to the datcha (Weekend ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, mushrooms, russia, shishken, travel


Shishken, learning to ice-skate in the Russian countryside

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | Views [1700]

When my Russian friends Alexander and Anastasia heard that I have never actually ice-skated they decided it was time to teach me. They picked me up early Saturday morning and we headed out to their weekend house about 1h drive just outside ... Read more >

Tags: ice-skate, janaline smalman, russia, snow, travel


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