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Kazan in winter: a travel guide

Kazan in winter: a travel guide

Kazan in winter embraces the snowy and harsh cold weather that Russian winters are famous for. In fact, it was one of the coldest places I visited on my Russian trip, comparable with my visit to Murmansk that lies above the Arctic circle. Why visit 

The train from Moscow to Kazan in Russia

The train from Moscow to Kazan in Russia

Taking the train from Moscow to Kazan is for many the first leg of their trans siberian journey. It’s actually a detour and not all trans-siberian trains stop in Kazan. I wasn’t doing a Trans Siberian journey, but I read enough about Kazan that I 

Russia’s Golden Ring cities: a 10 day itinerary

Russia’s Golden Ring cities: a 10 day itinerary

In this post about Russia’s Golden Ring cities I will share the ultimate golden ring itinerary. One of the most picturesque and historic parts of Russia. This is the Russia you imagine, with rural villages, wooden homes and onion domed churches.   Russia’s Golden Ring cities 

Moscow to Suzdal: a day trip guide

Moscow to Suzdal: a day trip guide

This post is about how to get from Moscow to Suzdal on a day trip or weekend trip. Suzdal is one of the most scenic city getaways from Moscow. It’s a fairytale-like village with an easygoing atmosphere where nothing has changed much. It’s like an 

Moscow to Vladimir: a day trip guide

Moscow to Vladimir: a day trip guide

Vladimir is one of the most interesting day trips from Moscow. Getting from Moscow to Vladimir should not take more than 2 hours and it is very easy to arrange this day trip on your own without the need for an expensive tour. Why visit 

Moscow to Sergiev posad: a day trip guide

Moscow to Sergiev posad: a day trip guide

Sergiev posad is one of the most interesting day trips from Moscow. Getting from Moscow to Sergiev Posad should not take more than 1.5 hours and it is very easy to arrange this day trip on your own without the need for an expensive tour. 

Free walking tour of Moscow Russia

Free walking tour of Moscow Russia

This free walking tour of Moscow brings you to the heart of the city. Moscow is huge and while some of its sights are far away from each other, the oldest parts of Moscow are actually quite compact. This makes it perfect to explore by 

Cheap eats in Moscow: Russian food on a budget

Cheap eats in Moscow: Russian food on a budget

Moscow is an expensive city. In fact, for years it was on the list of most expensive cities in the world. Sanctions and falling oil prices means it no longer is, but for the average traveller, Moscow remains pricey. In this post I will share 

Moscow Itinerary: 4 days in Moscow

Moscow Itinerary: 4 days in Moscow

Moscow is the second largest city in Europe with an enormous amount of things to do. Like Russia, it is an intriguing and highly diverse multicultural city with lots of history, arts, culture and architecture. Therefore it is no surprise that many are overwhelmed when 

A self guided Moscow Metro tour

A self guided Moscow Metro tour

One of the top things to do in Moscow is a Moscow metro tour. Once you go underground you enter a different world. A Soviet world of grandiosity and beauty, because in Stalin’s vision the Moscow’s metro stations were to become the palaces of the 

St Petersburg itinerary: 4 days in St Petersburg

St Petersburg itinerary: 4 days in St Petersburg

4 days in St Petersburg may sound like a lot of time to make a nice St Petersburg itinerary. But let me be honest. There are so many things to see and do in St Petersburg that 4 days is actually not that much. The 

Free walking tour of St Petersburg Russia

Free walking tour of St Petersburg Russia

In this post I will present you a self guided free walking tour of St.Petersburg. The Venice of the north is a huge and beautiful city with a lot of things to see and do. Most visitors are overwhelmed at first and wonder where to