WALKING THE WALK

Over the last two weeks you have heard all about how gorgeous Saint Petersburg is. You don’t have to take me at my word: Streets, Buildings, Details. Canals, Embankments, Bridges.

PASTEL RAINBOW OF VICTORY

Oh how I hate the Winter Gray of Moscow’s streets…. January frosts have come and gone, and suddenly Moscow’s temperatures are hovering at freezing point once again. The snow — which we didn’t get all that much to begin with, as the deep-freeze anticyclones are always light on precipitation of any kind — is melting away…

ALL SMILES

You spot them, can’t you? The Foreigners. Maybe not at The Met/ Eiffel Tower/ Westminster/Vatican, because you expect them to be there, because you presume they all are, so you aren’t paying particular attention. But walking down the street in an inconspicuous neighborhood? Yes, you can. I live in a central, not touristy but expat-heavy,…