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Traditions of summer

Summer hits hard many bloggers and I am not a big exception. I try to stay focused on my blog but let us be honest: weather, festivals, boats, friends, running and get-aways take more and more time. I do not regret it but I do have a little less content as of now.
Today I want to say hello to the start of the week and post and post photos from annual Moscow festival dedicated to history of all the world. Each year during the summer parks and boulevards become filled with people wearing odd old fashion clothes, doing unusual things and willing to tell you more and show you more. It is the time when you can easily meet a cowboy discussing stuff with Roman gladiator or find Latvian Shooter accompanied by Turkish harem lady in the shop nearby buying beverages. It is tons of fun and education at the same time.

And it is also a very hot time. Moscow hit as far as +30C and it holds for over a week now. Needless to say: we are fried but happy. I bet people wearing armor are not happy with the weather and I don't blame them. Thankfully I am a civilian so I can stick to my lightweight Indian dress, flip flops, sunnies and comfy waist bag and simply enjoy the day. And ice cream.











I was wearing:
Adidas flip flops
Arny Praht bag
dress from India, Goa
sunnies c/o iGlassesshop

 

Have a nice day,
Lyosha

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Comments

  1. This is a beautiful dress on you. Historical events and fairs are always interesting, I wish I could have been there for it. I'd love to visit this spot....and Moscow some day.

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  2. This fair looks to resemble the Renaissance Fairs we have here in the United States. They are always a good time when we look back on the history. I love summer so bring on the heat and sunshine! Love the pics.

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  3. YES! It's so hard to stay focused on my blog in the summer, lol! That festival looks fun and I absolutely adore that dress!

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  4. This festival looks great! And yes, it is hard to work during summer time. Luckily for me it's winter time here in Lima hah :)

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  5. You're so right - come SUMMERTIME... That's when blog traffic takes a bit of a dive - and you know what?! I don't stress about it at all cause it's just life! I am actually happy people are OUTSIDE vs. on their computers or phones - ha!

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  6. It is so true - in the winter when you want to be inside it is so easy to blog, but in the summer 100% you want to be out and about. This festival sounds so lovely as well.

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  7. This looks so much fun. I love these types of festivals where people dress up. Takes us back in time, doesn't it? In that heat, I'm not surprised you were glad to be wearing your lovely dress and not dressed in one of those outfits. Those people must have been roasting.

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  8. Wow, that sounds really hot! Thanks for the glimpse into your culture, the festival looks like a lot of fun!

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  9. It's definitely understandable! The summer months always have so much going on. This looks fabulous! What a cool experience.
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  10. I can totally relate! In the summer, we are trying to soak up every moment of beautiful weather, and we like to travel and have fun with the kids. It's ok to let things go a little.. although I also understand having more to catch up on!

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  11. Lovely post dear! Have a great day! xx

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  12. I went to a historical fest once as a kid. Its called the Renaissance festival here in GA.

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  13. Amazing post! I love reading about summer traditions. I always used to go to a lot of flea markets with my parents :)

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  14. You are right! Since the onset of summer I have been feeling lazy to write blogs and I am constantly on the mood to explore new places! :D

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  15. Summer can be very unforgiving, especially in tropical countries like ours. Some regions here in the Philippines have 40-degree ++ temperatures during the summer!

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  16. Looked like an amazing festival, full of history and wonder. Didn't realise Moscow got to those temperatures!

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    1. it actually is normal during the summer. Yeah, I know, most of people think we have snow all the time here in Moscow but it's actually not more than 3 months a year overall. Bonus: normally there is no snow for Christmas

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  17. What a lovely culture and details you have here! Thank you for sharing and your dress looks beautiful.

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  18. I have always enjoyed festivals. They are such a great way to learn about other cultures.

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  19. Summer traditions are some of my fondest memories.

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  20. It's really a struggle to maintain focused when there are so many activities going on around you. As long as you got to enjoy work together with pleasure then you're fine. Lovely dress !!

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  21. This looks like a fantastic summer tradition. We want to visit!

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  22. What a cool festival! This looks perfect for summer, I can just tell how many memories you made there! Keep having fun!

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  23. Образ отлично вписывается в атмосферу мероприятия! Я, кстати, никогда не участвовала ни в чем подобном))

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  24. This festival looks so great. I agree, it's hard to work during summer, the heat makes me want to just eat and took a bath

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  25. Looks like amazing festival. I would love to attend such events. Imagine in our city current temperature is 45C+

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  26. You wait all winter for summer to arrive and when it does, you have so many activities that you're taking part in that you barely get time to relax!

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  28. Summer is slower for blogging in some ways. It's just too enticing to get out and go!

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  29. I really love that you ha don Adidas flip flops with your dress from India, Goa and
    sunnies c/o iGlassesshop. I wear my Adidas flip flops with everything as well.

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  30. I have never enjoyed any other things unlike festivals. It looks pretty hot in there but it's all good. I really love the costumes, makes me want to jump right in.

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  31. Oh wow, That was an amazing experience. Looks like a fun festival. I haven't tried joining in this ind of event. And this gives me an idea on what to do this summer.

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  32. Me and my kids are all excited for summary. We have already planned what to do and that includes going a festival. Soudns like a great idea after seeing your post.

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  33. Such a fun and great experience you had. That was an awesome festival. Looks like you really enjoyed it.

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  34. I think I get more excited documenting what happened to my summer so thankfully, I don't get really hard with summer. I tend to be a homebody too so maybe that's another thing to think of.

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  35. If you are feeling the heat I am resisting 50 degrees here in my place. 30 degrees sounds too cool to me as I type.

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  36. You had such a good experience. It looks like it was a great festival. I love summer. I can't wait to go out and have fun.

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  37. What a fun event to attend! I'm lucky to have pretty mild weather right now, but it could get really hot any day now. I love your dress too.

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  38. I love outdoor history events like this. Always lots of fun and educational too!

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  39. I would love to see something like this. Summer brings out a lot of great activities from all over the world!

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  40. How interesting. Well, in my town, the summer heat takes turns with the local rain; still, a nice place to be. Being considered a crossroad of cultures and civilizations, it offers international book festivals and film exhibitions even in the summer. As a child, I saw Tarkovsky and read Chekov; great experience.

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  41. Looks like such a fun festival! I love to attend local festivals here in Seattle - theres a big one called the Bite with lots of food!

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  42. This looks similar to our medieval faire. Your dress is super cute, and ice cream sounds perfect for a hot day! I'm the opposite of you--I have more time to work on my blog in the summer because I don't teach then.

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  43. Sounds like an interesting festival. I would love to get a chance to attend and meet some of the old time characters!

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  44. That sun is really blazing! Bet your ice cream was highly appreciated. The activities look very interesting; I can see what you mean by the different cultural clothing. I love your dress, breezy and perfect for letting the little wind there is pass through and keep you cool. I love your photos, too.

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  45. Yes summer is always hard time to blog, I love enjoy the sun and ice cream. Those activities looks really nice. You looks great.

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  46. I would be sitting by the window waiting all winter for summer. I love traditions, they set cultures apart. The dress looks stunning

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  47. Wonderful way to spend time lazing around having fun. I too would love to be in Moscow sometime and attend this festival.

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  48. I see you enjoy summer and the dress is super lovely!
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  49. It's always nice to be able to take a break! Looks like you had fun!

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  50. Summer time is a reminder of what matters -- moments with the family. I love the idea of getting out more and exploring.

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  51. We attended our first RenFest last fall...got all dressed up and played the part! So fun!

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  52. I love dresses that combine style and comfort together! Those are perfect. We have a similar festival here every August that highlights Scandinavian countries over 3 or 4 days. I love the music and dancing.

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