• 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,...

  • St Petersberg: White Night at the Museums

    In the early summer months in St Petersburg, the sun doesn’t really set. The city is so far inside the Arctic Circle that it enjoys weeks of virtually continuous daylight. Russians call this time of year the season of the midnight sun. For visitors the White Nights can be...

  • 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....

  • 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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