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Journeys with Gigi

Journeys with Gigi

By Gigi Green
My name is Gigi Green and this is my new travel podcast about Russia, my travels through it, its history, some traditions and important holidays, sports, nature, education, everyday life, culture, Russian films, tv, internet and basically whatever the heck strikes my fancy about Russia. At least for the moment :)
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Episode #17 Russian winter holidays
Do you wanna know how to make your winter holidays last longer? How to start celebrating in December and be merry and bright till the middle of January? Do you wanna celebrate Christmas again?  Have an epic New Year and then another smaller one? I have all the answers! :D
33:51
January 13, 2019
Episode #16 What is Russia made of
What are oblast, krai and okrug? And why do we have republics inside Russia? (Spoiler: because they are just different names for parts of the country!)
17:31
November 29, 2018
Episode #15 Gigi in Georgia
The country not the state. It borders Russia, I've been there and it's amazing! So I can give you some info in its history, what it's like and what to see there
38:17
November 05, 2018
Episode #14 Schools in Russia
When the school year starts? When it ends? What do children study? Why do I hate this whole system? Why oh why?
36:17
September 17, 2018
Episode #13 Russian fairy-tales
Kolobok, Morozko, Vasilisa the Beautiful and my best attempt to stage whisper :)
29:35
August 26, 2018
Episode #12 Vipassana (silent meditation retreat) in Russia
I've been to a silent meditation retreat just this month and I've a ton of things to say about it. Warning! My personal experience only! Don't pretend to know everything about it :)
37:17
August 21, 2018
Episode #11. The incomplete and utter history of Moscow. Part 2
Continuation of the story that began in episode#8, this time it's the Mongol yoke and how to become a great duchy in several (not) easy steps :)
30:56
August 05, 2018
Episode #10 Top 5 Moscow parks - №2-1
Best Moscow parks as ranked by me: Kolomenskoye and Tsaritsino (Numbers 5-3 are in the episode #9)
35:35
July 29, 2018
Episode #9 Top 5 Moscow parks - №5-3
Best Moscow parks as ranked by me: Gorky Park, The main botanical gardens of Russian Academy of sciences and Aptekarsky ogorod
30:08
July 22, 2018
Episode #8 The incomplete and utter history of Moscow. Part 1. Historical context
Crush course on early Russian history! :) From the Slavs and their tribes to the Mongol invasion - all to understand the later role of Moscow and how it came to be what it is
26:37
July 09, 2018
Episode #7 Facts and ranting about Moscow
This one is about the stuff that's big-bigger-the biggest in Moscow and how I personally feel about it
27:35
June 18, 2018
Episode #6 Authentic Russian summer food :)
What do Russians eat in summer? Cold soups and mushrooms! For real!
24:56
June 12, 2018
Episode #5 Russian Railways
This time I talk about Russian trains, what types of long distance trains are there, what do you need to take with you and some money-saving life-hacks
33:12
June 04, 2018
Episode #4: Mineral waters of the Caucuses
It's about my trip to the south of the European part of Russia to the Mineral waters of the Caucuses which is a complex of resort towns with mountains as a backdrop!
32:31
May 28, 2018
Episode #3: Russian bears and where to find them
This episode is about bears in Russia. I talk about why they are associated with my country so much, famous Russian bears, what kinds of bears you can meet and how to stay safe if you meet one in the wilderness
25:34
May 21, 2018
Episode 2 WWII and Victory Day in Russia
My name is Gigi Green and this episode is about WWII in Russia because we celebrate Victory in that war on the 9th of May. I give a (super)quick overview of important battles and other events in Russia and also talk about how (and why) we celebrate it and what you might see in Moscow if you visit at that time.
27:43
May 12, 2018
Episode 1 - How the f* did this happen?
My name is Gigi Green and this is my new travel podcast about Russia, my travels through it, its history, some traditions and important holidays, sports, nature, education, everyday life, culture, Russian films, tv, internet and basically whatever the heck strikes my fancy about Russia. At least for the moment :)
14:31
May 05, 2018