Epiphany bathing despite the wind and blizzard in Vladivostok

Epiphany is one of the main Christian holidays. The holiday begins in the night of January 18 when all Orthodox Christians celebrate the Epiphany Eve. In Russian orthodox christians the Epiphany Day is associated with sanctifying the water, including natural reservoirs. The sanctified water is believed to heal and wash away any sins, as well […]

Hiking evening at the Russian island

The bridge to the Russian island made it much easier to get there. Before the bridge, the only way to get to the island was to take a ferry or a small private boat. Now it’s only a 15-minute drive from the city centre and you’re on the island. Such getaway so close to Vladivostok […]