Tallinn, Estonia: Tondi Lasketiir Firing Range


Henry and I couldn't find the time to go a shooting range when we were in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, so we popped over to Russia's neighbour to the West - Tallinn, Estonia - to fire historical Soviet and contemporary guns.

September 29, 2015

Tallinn, Estonia: Tondi Lasketiir Firing Range

Henry and I couldn't find the time to go a shooting range when we were in Moscow and Saint Petersburg , so we popped over to Russ...

#FuckParade - An Eyewitness Account and TWO Open Letters


Last night I found myself in the thick of the mindless thuggery by the hanger-ons of so-called anarchist group Class War who vandalised the Cereal Killer café on Brick Lane in an anti-gentrification rally dubbed #FuckParade.
September 27, 2015

#FuckParade - An Eyewitness Account and TWO Open Letters

Last night I found myself in the thick of the mindless thuggery by the hanger-ons of so-called anarchist group Class War who vandalis...

Be Zazzle-d: Making Holiday Snaps into Wall Art


I'll be damned if I let social media drive the printed photo to extinction - luckily, I have a 'conservation partner' in Zazzle!
September 23, 2015

Be Zazzle-d: Making Holiday Snaps into Wall Art

I'll be damned if I let social media drive the printed photo to extinction - luckily, I have a 'conservation partner' in Za...

220 Years of Russian Tradition - Palkin restaurant, Saint Petersburg

220 Years of Tradition. Palkin Restaurant - Saint Petersburg, Russia.

I bid farewell to Moscow on a high - literally - note, and Saint Petersburg was no different. 
September 21, 2015

220 Years of Russian Tradition - Palkin restaurant, Saint Petersburg

I bid farewell to Moscow on a high -  literally  - note, and Saint Petersburg was no different. 

4 Restaurants to try in St Petersburg, Russia


All the lavish sights of Saint Petersburg does give one an appetite so its just as well that the city's gastronomical offerings are diverse. Vegetarian, traditional Russian, contemporary Eastern-Western fusion - I've tasted all those for your consideration (and for my own selfish reasons too, ahem)
September 17, 2015

4 Restaurants to try in St Petersburg, Russia

All the lavish sights of Saint Petersburg does give one an appetite so its just as well that the city's gastronomical offerings...

Saint Petersburg cribs: Russian Tsars Edition

Peterhof Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia

I mentioned in my Moscow blog post that the Russian capital is a juxtaposition of Communist relics and nouveau-riche ostentation. The opposite seems to be true of St Petersburg - the city's contemporaries are decidedly more relaxed, while monuments to decadence and excess are firmly entrenched in history.
September 13, 2015

Saint Petersburg cribs: Russian Tsars Edition

I mentioned in my Moscow blog post that the Russian capital is a juxtaposition of Communist relics and nouveau-riche ostentation. T...

W Hotel St Petersburg, Russia


The W's first and only Russian hotel is surprisingly not in flashy Moscow, but in chilled-out St. Petersburg.
September 11, 2015

W Hotel St Petersburg, Russia

The W's first and only Russian hotel is surprisingly not in flashy Moscow, but in chilled-out St. Petersburg.

O2 Lounge, Ritz-Carlton Moscow


 Every international luxury destination needs an elevated perch for its capital's elite to survey their city from. In Moscow, that happens to be the shiny new O2 Lounge - the rooftop bar of the Ritz-Carlton
September 08, 2015

O2 Lounge, Ritz-Carlton Moscow

 Every international luxury destination needs an elevated perch for its capital's elite to survey their city from. In Moscow, that...

Aristocratic Eats at Café Pushkin, Moscow


Party like it’s the 19th century - dine the Russian gentry way, as if the revolution never happened.
September 06, 2015

Aristocratic Eats at Café Pushkin, Moscow

Party like it’s the 19th century - dine the Russian gentry way, as if the revolution never happened.

Moscow, Russia: What to See in 24 Hours



Side-by-side in the new capital are two very different faces of Russia's turbulent history - namely, the shiny glamour of the nouveau-riche vs. the equally majestic remains of the first Soviet state.
September 04, 2015

Moscow, Russia: What to See in 24 Hours

Side-by-side in the new capital are two very different faces of Russia's turbulent history - namely, the shiny glamour of the no...