Russia

Stops of Note on the Moscow to Ulaanbaatar Route

Stops of Note on the Moscow to Ulaanbaatar Route

Taking only about five days, the Moscow Ulaanbaatar train carries travelers through a near-total change of culture, history, and natural beauty. From European forest to Mongolian steppe, from onion-domed church to Buddhist temple, this trip captures two worlds in one journey. But aside from the drastic differences of the end points, …

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St. Petersburg to Moscow Night Train Options

St. Petersburg to Moscow Night Train Options

Traveling by rail during the day can be a lively experience – watching the countryside roll swiftly by while the train speeds along to your destination or chatting with fellow travelers in the dining car. But there is also a certain romantic allure to riding slowly through the night, not …

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Homemade basket of Russian eats (pirogi) filled with eggs and green onion.

7 Russian Eats For a Traveler On-The-Go

This summer of 2018 the FIFA World Cup is headed to Russia. There will be games in the westernmost city of Kaliningrad and as far east as Yekaterinburg. These cities are over 2,000 miles apart. While it’s only a three-hour plane ride, many traveling through Russia opt for trains. Not …

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Shaverma is a typical Russian dish. Learn how to eat like a russian gipster.

How to Eat Like a Russian Gipster in St. Petersburg

Sorry Moscow, St. Petersburg was and is the cultural capital of Russia. You can’t beat the brilliant pink, yellow, and blue buildings that line every street in the center. On top of that, there are countless famous churches, canals, statues, museums, and literary spots scattered about. In contrast to all …

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Goulash, one of the most famous hot Eastern European foods

7 Hot Eastern European Foods To Keep You Warm In Winter

It is a shame that Eastern Europe is often overlooked when it comes to food. No one knows how to handle cold, dark, long winters quite like those from the harsh climate of North-Eastern Europe. Even if the weather isn’t freezing or snowy, winter can get very dark. So, there …

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