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2014-12-30

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Personal travel and style diary by uzbek girl living in New York City

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  • LONDON IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT
    on Oct 28, 2015
    Some people put London high on their list of cities of historical and cultural significance, to me this city is the only non British spot in the whole country. No doubt you will be able to find all the usual attributes of British lifestyle here: Buck...
  • INSTAGRAM MAKES MY LIFE A NIGHTMARE
    on Aug 11, 2015
    When I see photos of New York my whole world collapses.   The bright photos of Empire State lights, empty West Village streets, Brooklyn Bridge wires, intended to lure in tourists and dreamers, appear on my Instagram feed with brutal consistency. A...
  • FACES & LACES 2015 MOSCOW FESTIVAL IN PHOTOS
    on Aug 9, 2015
    Ever since I got my camera I've become obsessed with taking people's pictures. Faces & Laces is an urban street culture festival that takes places every summer in Moscow. It is a great people watching spot, yet one can get overwhelmed by the amount...
  • 10 COOL THINGS TO DO IN MOSCOW
    on Aug 3, 2015
    When it comes to Moscow one phrase comes to mind - “always in flux”. You never know whether you will see the same city or it will reveal a completely unknown layer. I guess this is the case with most historically rich cities in developing countri...
  • WHY WOMEN SHOULD TRAVEL ALONE
    on Jul 12, 2015
    “Freedom is claimed, not received.”    You might be scared to travel alone because you don’t want to feel lonely, or may be you are a bad  planner and your map reading ability is not something to be proud of, or you are unable to control...
  • MOSCOW "SEVEN SISTERS" TOUR
    on Jul 2, 2015
    These tall ominous buildings are inseparable part of Moscow skyline. You can see one of them while crossing the Kamenniy Bridge on your way to the Red Square so after enjoying the bridge view a lot of tourists consider they saw it all. But distance d...
  • WHY I LEFT NEW YORK OR THE DARK SIDE OF EXPAT LIFE
    on Jun 28, 2015
    "We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then... we return home." (Aboriginal proverb).    Ever since I came back from New York the one question ke...
  • EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL GUIDE (OR HOW I SURVIVED NEPAL EARTHQUAKE)
    on Jun 21, 2015
    If we want to see something extraordinary we have to experience something extraordinary: go through strenuous exercise, sleep on a wooden board, contact with extreme poverty, climb the mountain and even witness an earthquake. Nepal is so rich w...
  • THREE DAY GUIDE TO SAINT PETERSBURG
    on Jun 14, 2015
    Saint Petersburg is gorgeous. It is so underrepresented in guides and online blogs, due to onerous Russian visa regulations, but it is the most unique city I ever visited. Saint Petersburg has everything: beautiful water canals, impressive architectu...
  • BIKES AND DRESSES
    on Jun 10, 2015
    Ventured out to Saint Petersburg for the weekend so look out for the next post with pictures and itinerary. But for now - here is how to enjoy summer in the city in style - minimal dresses and bikes!     ...
  • OLD MOSCOW WALK
    on Jun 4, 2015
    So this blog is about travel and style. Well, let's bring some style into action! I never read texts that fashion bloggers write below their self explanatory photos and I am not going to bother you with my writing either.           ...
  • SIX THINGS YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH AFTER LONG TERM TRAVEL
    on Jun 4, 2015
    Coming back home after 2 years of traveling and working abroad was not easy. I faced plethora of contradicting emotions: from elated feelings over meeting my friends and family to utter irritation and confusion over different culture,   It’s bee...
  • MOSCOW COFFEE MARATHON
    on Jun 1, 2015
    Moscow experienced an influx of third wave coffee shops. Coffee is perceived slightly different in Russia than it is in America. Coffee in Russia is a drink that helps people socialize and enjoy some leisure time with friends, that’s why some indis...
  • THE MAGIC OF NEW ORLEANS IN PHOTOS
    on May 31, 2015
    New Orleans -  the city known for cultural diversity and unique jazz scene, southern hospitality and delicious food, uneven cobblestone pavements and above the ground tombs. The sadness and nostalgia lingers in the air, tourists stroll up and dow...
  • IN THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE - PHILADELPHIA
    on May 31, 2015
     Philadelphia is one of the hidden gems of the United States. If you stay in a touristy historical part you will get the chance to enjoy unique almost countryside views, small tree lined alleys and beautiful hidden gardens - all those New England f...
  • THE BEST OF SAN FRANCISCO IN THREE DAYS
    on May 30, 2015
    Visiting San Francisco has long been on my list of trips to do. The city boasts reputation of being the most European out of all American cities. Plus it was another chance to extend summer, avoid New York hectic crowds and enjoy laid back lifestyle...
  • THE EVER CHANGING FABRIC OF BUSHWICK
    on May 28, 2015
    Bushwick is an up and coming neighborhood in the northern part of Brooklyn,  whose industrial surroundings serve the perfect canvas for street art. Start at Morgan subway station and just walk around the neighborhood to discover some of the most ast...
  • WHY TRAVELLING IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE
    on May 27, 2015
    You probably came across numerous blog posts about how travelling transformed famous bloggers from miserable 9 to 5 white collar robots to free spirited, life loving nomads. I do not want to discourage you from travelling, because I agree with author...
  • WHY TRAVELING IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE
    on May 27, 2015
    You probably came across numerous blog posts about how traveling transformed famous bloggers from miserable 9 to 5 white collar robots to free spirited, life loving nomads. I do not want to discourage you from traveling, because I agree with authors...
  • VOLUNTEERING IN NEPAL OR "BREATH. STEP BACK. THINK. THEN REACT"
    on May 22, 2015
    There are so many reasons for people to volunteer. Earning credit for college is one of them. Another reason is to explore foreign culture as close as possible. Finally, some people are just naturally predisposed to help others and seek rewarding mea...
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