Pizza with figs in Murmansk – Gordon Ramsay approves!

Pizza with figs in Murmansk - Gordon Ramsay approves. As mentioned in the title, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay explicitly approves figs on a pizza, as this tweet from last October clearly demonstrates. I doubt, on the other hand, that he would approve the underlying pizza, with semi-melted mozzarella(?) shreds and some sad, sad looking salad leaves in the middle!

Peter the (un)great

If you walk toward Palace Square in Saint Petersburg, before passing under the late 18th century arc by George von Velten and the monument to the 1812-1814 Russian victories over Napoleon, you might encounter a diminishing representation of Peter the Great, the likes of which would have probably pleased Lenin himself! This is actually a prank by... Continue Reading →

The Stereotype Hotel

When I booked this hotel a couple of years ago I didn't know I was in for a surprise (or two). I was in a hurry and I needed an affordable accommodation close to Domodedovo airport with an airport shuttle to catch an early morning flight out of Moscow. The hotel above met all my... Continue Reading →

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