Moscow

The capital of Russia is steeped in history and features some amazing architecture from the Soviet era and beyond. Explore Red Square, The Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral. Pay your respects to Lenin at his mausoleum, or tour the museums. Warm up those credit cards with a spot of boutique shopping in the markets, and enjoy internationally acclaimed cuisine in Moscow’s restaurants.

Team Kevan on the Trans-Siberian train

Katie and Evan leave Moscow to cross a third of the globe on the legendary Trans-Siberian railway. Cue large amounts of vodka, a strange smurf-like Finnish man, one or two visa issues and a large helping of relief on arrival in … Continue reading

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We made it to Moscow!

After sightseeing in St. Petersburg, Katie and Evan catch the train from St. Petersburg to Novgorod and onward to Moscow, and take a lesson in vodka consumption along the way. It’s the ultimate Russian adventure! Our daytime train from St. Petersburg … Continue reading

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Winter festivities in Russia’s Red Square

Here’s a look back at New Year’s Eve in Red Square from Andy. Hard to believe it was only a month ago! For New Year’s Eve 2010 I had the wonderful opportunity to be in Red Square, Moscow. An extraordinary … Continue reading

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Rocking in Russia!

After studying the Emancipation of the Serfs, the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis back in my high school days, I was really looking forward to see a land that has oodles of history. And that’s exactly what I … Continue reading

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Working out the riddle – Russia from East to West

Here’s another post from our ongoing Travel Writing competition. Thank you Esther Harper for this little gem! Send your entries in and stand a chance of winning a trip to Morocco. More details here. Armed with a travel guide, later … Continue reading

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Living it up at The Ritz-Carlton Moscow

What better way to symbolise the new Russia than building The Ritz-Carlton on the site where the grim Intourist Hotel used to be. I loved the way the hotel combines the best of old Russian imperial grandeur with new Russia’s … Continue reading

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Wide-eyed wonder in Moscow & St. Petersburg

Russia is one of the most fascinating countries I have ever visited. It was a place that I had wanted to explore for years, and even when I spent 4 years working in Europe, I sadly missed the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Moscow’s finest Metro …

If you’ve run out of churches and historical buildings to visit in Moscow, then step down underground to explore “the most beautiful transport system in the world”. Moscow underground system is really unique. It is the world’s second most heavily used … Continue reading

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The On The Go Travel Writing Competition

We’re very proud to introduce the very first post in the Travel Writing Competition. First up we have Mr. Sam Oiberman, who sent us this inspired piece about the city of Moscow. If you’ve got a piece you’d like to … Continue reading

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Russia rocks all the way from Moscow to St. Petersburg!

I had a fabulous time on my recent tour of Russia. The tour leader, Victoria Romanenkova was absolutely brilliant. I cannot put in words how excellent she is. She is a real asset to On The Go. Her knowledge is … Continue reading

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