For me St. Petersburg is a place that has been both found and lost. My first visit to Russia was in 1997 living in Pskov, and I moved to St. Petersburg in 1999. During this time, I taught English in the evenings and struggled to learn Russian in my spare time. I hadn’t had formal … Continue reading Toska


White, Golden Nights

Saint Petersburg is a different city in the summer than it is in the winter. Locals live for the days when they can finally shed their heavy winter coats and throw open their windows to catch the refreshing sunlight which blesses the city in the summer months. While in the winter, daylight sometimes totals only … Continue reading White, Golden Nights