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The night before Christmas which I spent in Bethlehem!!

ISRAEL | Tue, 19 Feb 2013 | By treefrog | Views [1279]

Saturday 24 December  At 3o’clock the afternoon on my first day in Israel I joined the Abraham hostel tour to Bethlehem. Unfortunately the guide was absolutely useless, he didn’t give us any extra information about the area or ... Read more >

Tags: bethlehem, christmas, church, israel, janaline smalman, nativity, photography, travel

Christmas in Jerusalem, Israel starts!!

ISRAEL | Wed, 13 Feb 2013 | By treefrog | Views [1080]

This was going to be my very first Christmas all alone so I wanted to make it really special, and what better place is there to spend Christmas than in Israel?!  As I started my Israel adventure I put my I-pod on random. I stepped out of the ... Read more >

Tags: christmas, church, israel, janaline smalman, jerusalem, old city, photography, travel

Sunset at Moscow's Gorky Park

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tue, 15 Jan 2013 | By treefrog | Views [717]

I took a late afternoon walk through Gorky Park to watch the sunset. Its already starting to get cold here in Moscow and was -2 degrees Celsius outside. I am leaving Moscow next week so trying to fit in the last couple of places left on my ... Read more >

Tags: gorky park, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, sunset, travel

Snow covered Moscow at Night!!

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tue, 15 Jan 2013 | By treefrog | Views [1346]

Winter in Moscow is truly beautiful especially when everything is covered in snow.  I just love walking around the neighborhood late at night when everybody is wrapped up warmly in their apartments and the streets are quite deserted.... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, snow, travel, winter

The Secret Soviet Military Bunker and Moscow metro – Birthday weekend!! Part 2C

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Mon, 3 Dec 2012 | By treefrog | Views [1516]

How do you celebrate your birthday when it is -30 degrees outside? You go down into Stalin’s secret bunker and go for a ride on Moscow’s circle line. Belorusskaya Belorusskaya was opened in 1938, the station is named ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, metro stations, moscow, photography, russia, travel

The Secret Soviet Military Bunker and Moscow metro – Birthday weekend!! Part 2B

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wed, 28 Nov 2012 | By treefrog | Views [2007]

  How do you celebrate your birthday when it is -30 degrees outside? You go down into Stalin’s secret bunker and go for a ride on Moscow’s circle line. Komsomolskaya metro station Komsomol’skaya Komsomolskaya ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, metro stations, moscow, photography, russia, travel

The Secret Soviet Military Bunker and Moscow metro – Birthday weekend!! Part 2A

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Mon, 26 Nov 2012 | By treefrog | Views [1856]

              How do you celebrate your birthday when it is -30 degrees outside? You go down into Stalin’s secret bunker and go for a ride on Moscow’s circle line.    ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, metro stations, moscow, photography, russia, travel

The Secret Soviet Military Bunker and Moscow Metro - Birthday weekend!! Part 1

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wed, 21 Nov 2012 | By treefrog | Views [2105]

How do you celebrate your birthday when it is -30 degrees outside? You go down into Stalin’s secret bunker and go for a ride on Moscow’s circle line. I decided to have a Russian weekend for my birthday in February. Seeing as it was in ... Read more >

Tags: bunker 42, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, stalins secret bunker, travel

Visiting the BOLSHOI THEATRE in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Mon, 19 Nov 2012 | By treefrog | Views [2791]

Bolshoi Theatre The Bolshoi is still one of the greatest theatres in the world, with its own proud traditions and unforgettable atmosphere. An evening at the Bolshoi really is an essential part of a visit to Moscow. Bolshoi Theatre ... Read more >

Tags: bolshoi theatre, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel

Moscow's Donskoy Monastery a bit of a Disappointment

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Mon, 19 Nov 2012 | By treefrog | Views [791]

As it was the middle of autumn the days were getting shorter and opportunities to walk around without freezing were getting fewer and fewer.  I have been exploring some of the churches and monasteries while living in Moscow but there are ... Read more >

Tags: donskoy monastery, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel

My South-African friends visit Moscow!! Day 3+4

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sun, 18 Nov 2012 | By treefrog | Views [797]

Izmaylovo Russian market Day 3 Izmaylovo Russian market We spent the morning shopping for souvenirs at  Izmaylovo market where we had some lovely hot mulled wine and chicken kebab for lunch. We then visited the ... Read more >

Tags: izmaylovo market, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel, wooden kremlin

My South-African Friends Visit Moscow!! Day 1

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tue, 13 Nov 2012 | By treefrog | Views [1970]

Moscow is filled with churches with onion domes Day 1 I was so excited that two of my South-African friends were coming to visit me in Moscow!!!! They arrived early morning in late October and made their way to my small flat in ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, moscow, photography, red square, russia, st basils cathedral, travel

Moscow’s Koskovo Estate in Autumn

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Fri, 9 Nov 2012 | By treefrog | Views [1054]

Beginning of Autumn in Moscow!! Walking down a tree covered lane to the Estate I thought I would go for a nice relaxing walk all the way to Koskovo Estate  at the beginning of autumn in September. I checked the route ... Read more >

Tags: autumn, janaline smalman, koskovo estate, moscow, photography, russia, travel

The magnificent Moscow Kremlin

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Wed, 7 Nov 2012 | By treefrog | Views [2736]

  Moscow Kremlin!! The  Moscow Kremlin  is a symbol of the RussianState, one of the greatest architectural complexes in the world, a treasure house of magnificent relics and monuments of art. I delayed my visit to the ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, janaline smalman, kremlin, moscow, photography, russia, travel

TSARITSYNO, CATHERINE the GREATS’ park in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sun, 4 Nov 2012 | By treefrog | Views [1285]

  The entrance to Tsaritsyno Park and Estate We followed the flower filled entrance down to the lake I think there is no better way to spend your summer mornings in Moscow than walking around and enjoying the sunshine ... Read more >

Tags: catherine the great, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel, tsaritsyno park

“White Nights” in St Petersburg Day 4

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Thu, 1 Nov 2012 | By treefrog | Views [800]

  Day 4: Tuesday Sometimes you have to go off the beaten track to find small treasures you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Shlisselburg Fortress was one of these small gems we discovered. It is a town in Leningrad Oblast, situated ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, photography, russia, saint petersburg, shlisselburg fortress, st petersburg, travel

“White Nights” in St Petersburg Day 1

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tue, 30 Oct 2012 | By treefrog | Views [1414]

    Day 1: Saturday   We booked a week away in St Petersburg to go and take advantage of the White Nights!! Judith and I left Moscow on the Night train for St Petersburg at 2am. We had a sleeper coach in a compartment ... Read more >

Tags: janaline smalman, photography, russia, saint petersburg, st petersburg, travel

Monasteries, art museums and avoiding security guards in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sun, 28 Oct 2012 | By treefrog | Views [938]

  One of my favourite things to do is walking around Moscow during spring time. The weather is lovely and the whole city is filled with flowers and people enjoying the sunshine. It just feels so good finally being able to walk outside ... Read more >

Tags: art, janaline smalman, monastery, moscow, museums, photography, russia, travel

Exploring the Socialist Sculpture Park in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sat, 27 Oct 2012 | By treefrog | Views [2162]

  I explored the Tretyakov gallery area a couple of times during the first sunny weeks of May. It was lovely just getting out of the small flat and spending some time outside in the sunshine.   One afternoon my exploring ... Read more >

Tags: churches, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, sculpture park, socialist, travel

Varvarka the oldest church filled street in Moscow

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sun, 21 Oct 2012 | By treefrog | Views [1036]

Ulitsa Varvarka, in Afrikaans this would mean street pig. So naturally when I read this I just had to go down this street. My first but definitely not last walk down this historical street was on this lovely sunny day in May with my friend Yve. ... Read more >

Tags: cathedral, church, janaline smalman, moscow, photography, russia, travel

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