• Why Russia has to be your next holiday destination

    Look. Coronavirus won’t last forever, right? One thing’s for sure, we’re going to need a holiday when we come out the other side. Here’s why that holiday has to be to Russia – the Land of the Tsars! With many dreaming of basking in sweltering temperatures sipping ice cool...

  • What to Wear to Survive a Russian Winter! (6 minute read)

    With winter tours of St Petersburg and Moscow on the horizon I knew I had to pack warm. But while reading weather reports and temperature scores are one thing, strolling through the chilly city streets in the depths of Russian winter is another. Experiencing a highly continental influenced climate,...

  • 10 impressive stations on the Moscow Metro

    You may have heard about the beauty of the Moscow Metro before, how it is quite unlike any transport system in the world, how it breathes an air of elegance and erstwhile opulence. As much as you may be told about the Moscow Metro, nothing quite compares to seeing it...

  • 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 city with so much to offer the avid traveller....

  • 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 mod cons. My first experience of the hotel’s impeccable...

  • 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 go. It wasn’t until 2008 that my dream of...

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