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Karelia Travel Guide - Russia's Most Inspiring Region

Written by Jiahui Tan
Last updated on 17th Mar 2019
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For those planning a trip to Russia and wanting an experience that goes beyond the walls of Moscow‘s metropolitan kingdom and St. Petersburg‘s splendid palaces, consider extending your holiday to KareliaWith the help of this Karelia Travel Guide, you won’t have to travel as far as Siberia to be surrounded by the authentic taiga. One night by train and you will find yourself in a land of white nights, boundless forests and crystal-clear lakes.

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A Travellers Guide to Russia’s Golden Ring Region & Why You Shouldn’t Miss It!

Written by 56th Parallel
Last updated on 24th Jan 2019
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The perfect retreat from million-miles-an-hour Moscow, the medieval cities of the Golden Ring are nestled amid green hills and floral meadows, with rambling country roads surrounded by forests, lakes, orchards and wooden farmhouses. The idyllic ‘Mother Russia’ of old still exists, and it’s right here.

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Kazan Travel Guide - Perfect Your Travel Itinerary

Written by Rachael Brown
Last updated on 19th Feb 2019
Kazan Travel Guide

Craving a one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring trip to a place of ancient histories, visually spectacular, and spiritual marvels? The Kazan Travel Guide has everything you need to get just that.

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Moscow Food Guide: The Best Moscow Restaurants For Any Budget

Written by Michael Schneider
Last updated on 12th Dec 2018

Moscow’s restaurant scene is booming with Russian dishes that are to die for. A city in the midst of a foodie revolution where almost anything goes, there is perhaps no dining scene in Europe as dynamic, exciting and adventurous as Moscow’s.  READ MORE

Russia Destination Guide - Plan A Perfect Russia Trip

Written by Michael Schneider
Last updated on 24th Jan 2019
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Thinking of travelling to or within Russia but undecided on which destination to go? 

The world’s largest nation has it all – fast-paced, cosmopolitan cities with eye-popping architecture, quaint historic rural villages, mountain ranges, ancient volcanic landscapes, lakes, rivers and forests. From magnificent stretches of coastline to snow-swept tundra to semi-arid desert, no other country can challenge, surprise, inspire and delight visitors with incredible diversity quite like Russia. If you’re planning for the perfect holiday get-a-way to Russia whether it be independent, a guided trip, as part of a tour or a Russia travel package, this Russia destination guide is for you. READ MORE

Top 13 Must-See Stops Along the Trans Siberian Railway

Written by Jiahui Tan
Last updated on 5th Dec 2018
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It is safe to say that a journey along the famous Trans-Siberian Railway would be a dream come true for many travellers. Known as the world’s longest single railway journey, a trip on the Trans-Siberian would take you across 10 different time zones in Russia over the span of one week. Starting from the glamorous city of Moscow and ending at Vladivostok in the Russian Far East, the train passes through quaint rural villages, towering mountains and ancient Siberian forests. There are many Trans Siberian stops that can be made en route, each capturing a different aspect of the mysterious Russian soul. To help you decide where to visit, we’ve put together a list of our travellers’ top 13 favourite stopover destinations along the Trans-Siberian Railway. READ MORE

The Ultimate Trans Siberian Railway Travelers Guide

Written by Jiahui Tan
Last updated on 5th Dec 2018
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The Trans Siberian Railway journey is easily one of the most talked-about train journeys in the world, and arguably the best way to experience Russia‘s diverse landscapes. From the classical grandeur of the great cities to rural fairytale villages, the scenery slowly transforms to reveal the pristine wilderness of the Ural Mountains, the forests of Krasnoyarsk and the awe-inspiring Lake Baikal. Here is your very own Trans Siberian Railway guide.  READ MORE

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Our goal is to redefine travel to Russia, focusing on creating the most rewarding experiences, which help travellers unfolds the soul of this exciting destination.

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