My Favourite Landscapes.

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I have quite a soft spot for nature and landscapes. There’s something really calming about waterfalls, mountains, the sea. And I’ve always dreamt of building a home so close to some of these features.

Today, I’m gonna share with you a couple of my favourite landscapes at the moment:

1. Naivasha, Kenya.

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2. St. Petersburg, Russia.

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3. Dombay, Russia.

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4. Thika, Kenya.

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5. Mombasa, Kenya.

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Always be kind.

Dee .

Top 5 Things To Do In Moscow.

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Hey there! 🙂

Hope you’re doing great!

Today, I’m gonna share with you the top 5 places I think you need to visit if you’re ever in Moscow.

Here we go:

1.The Red Square.

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2. Alexander Gardens.

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3. Arkhangelskoye Palace.

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4. Gorky Park.

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5. Moscow Metro.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Top 5 Things To Do In Dombay.

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This post brings back so many good memories.

Like the first time I went skiing and nailed it like a pro! 😀

Here are the top 5 things I think you shouldn’t miss while visiting Dombay:

1. Skiing.

Read more about this here.

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2. Snow boarding.

3. Go see some bears.

These are in a park a couple of metres away from the town. They are caged though. 😦

4. Horse riding.

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5. Admire the landscape.

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Always be kind,

Dee.

Top 5 Places I Visited In 2015.

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I remember the days I used to take hours just to write one post and then publish it.

It’s much easier now. A lot easier.

Mostly because I don’t stress myself as much anymore. I used to think the post had to be “perfect” before it went out to my readers. And that used to lead to me deleting stories I’d already typed out, taking down a bunch of photos I’d already uploaded… and I’d be left with almost nothing to share. All in the name of polishing the blog post to perfection.

Well, not any more, loves. Not any more.

I love sharing every little bit of my travels. And that’s what I’ll keep on doing.

Hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I love writing it! 🙂

To wind up 2015, I decided to share with you the top 5 places I visited during the year. In my opinion of course. 🙂

1. Dombay, Russia.

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2. Naivasha, Kenya.

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3. Thika, Kenya.

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4. St. Petersburg, Russia.

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5. Moscow, Russia.

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Always be kind,

Dee.

Top 5 Things To Do In St. Petersburg.

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Hey ya loves! 🙂

To wrap up the posts on my trip to St. Petersburg, I thought it would be great to let you in on what I consider to be the top 5 things you need to do while visiting the city.

Enjoy! 🙂

1. Check out the Hermitage Museum.

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2. Go for a Sunset Cruise.

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3. Visit The Peterhof Palace.

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4. Admire the Ancient Architecture.

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5. Enjoy the Evening like a Local.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

Top 5 Things To Do In Volgograd.

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Having lived in Volgograd for slightly more than 5 years now, I feel like I’m in a pretty good position to recommend 5 of the best things to do in this city. 🙂

Here we go:

1. Hike the Mamaev Kurgan.

These are the most popular historic grounds in the city, built to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad. The hike needs you to be fit though, because it’s a hill. 🙂

Read more about this here.

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2. Enjoy a Volga Cruise.

Let me introduce you to the longest river in Europe, Yes, the Volga River. There are a number of cruises offered for a very small price.

Read more bout this here.

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3. Visit the Panoramic Museum.

If you’re into 3D art, you’ll definitely love this one. The museum was also built in commemoration of The Battle of Stalingrad.

Read more about this here.

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4. Barbeque on the shores of Volga.

On the other side of the river are sandy beaches where a good number of people choose to spend their weekends and holidays. Everything is allowed over there. No rules. No restrictions.

Read more about this here.

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5. Visit the city’s recreational parks.

One of the things I fell in love with in Volgograd…the gorgeous, well-thought-of, beautifully sculptured parks. I wrote a post about one of them not so long ago.

Read more about this here.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

St. Petersburg, Russia. 4

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Remember that time I took a trip to St. Petersburg? Well, there’s one more day that I haven’t shared with you yet. The last day.

I decided to save the best for last and visit the Peterhof Palace just before I left. Peterhof is an immensely luxurious royal estate that lies on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Founded by Peter the Great, the entire place is filled with beautiful fountains, statues, palaces and gardens.

I got there in the evening because it’s always scorching hot at midday during summer. No one told me though, that the fountains only work up to 5pm. So with only 10 minutes left, I hurriedly paid for my ticket (I think it cost about 5 USD), walked through security and found my way to the grand fountains. Oh, it was magnificent! Even with the few minutes that I had left, I still managed to admire the amazing show from a very strategic place.

After 5, I strolled down to the Baltic Sea, which starts at the foot of the Lower Gardens. It was all so serene. They say you could spot Finland on the other side. I did see a landmass, but I’m not quite sure if that was indeed Finland.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

St. Petersburg, Russia. 3

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I’m not quite sure how I feel about museums. Unless they’re the outdoor kind. Then in that case I love them. Indoor museums?? Not so much.

The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is really hyped so since it was literally 300m from where I was staying, I just couldn’t ignore it.

I got there at around 11 a.m, bought my ticket for slightly more than 10 USD and headed in. I met another girl, from California, who was also travelling solo. She was trying to find someone who spoke English to help her get a ticket.

She was such lively company. We ended up touring the museum together and later on explored the city into the night.

My favourite part about The Hermitage would have to be the intricate interior design. Loved the architecture. And the sculptures.

The museum itself is really huge and even though we were inside for almost four hours, we only covered one floor. The first one. It’s the one with the most interesting art! 🙂

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Always be kind.

Dee.

St. Petersburg, Russia. 2

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Day 2 in Petersburg. Enjoyed every single minute of it. I’d booked a boat cruise for 2pm the previous day thinking that I’d make it but boy was I wrong. I got caught up exploring the city with a new friend that by the time we were heading down to the pier, it was almost 6pm! 😮

The lovely ladies at the booking office rescheduled my ticket to 6pm (I thought they were gonna make me pay for another one) and my new friend also got a ticket.

Lesson learnt: Don’t plan out activities in advance when on holiday. Be random and live in the moment. It’s much more fun that way.

Upside: I got company for the cruise! 🙂

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Always be kind.

Dee.