Tag Archives: Russia

How Not To Offend People In Russia

Russia is a beautiful huge country with lots of culture and history. The people are friendly and approachable, but of course, you should know about a few things that they will find offensive. Take Off Your Shoes When entering a Russian home, take off your shoes. The host will probably provide some tapochki or slippers to wear. Streets in Russia, ... Read More »

Holy Cow, You’re In Moscow!

Sightseeing in Moscow will amaze you. Moscow is a mixture of historical and contemporary sights. From the Red Square and the Kremlin to tours in the outskirts of the city, there is something for everyone to see. Let yourself be captivated and dazzled. The Kremlin The Moscow Kremlin is both a cultural sight, the centre of the Russian state, and ... Read More »

Exploring St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is without a doubt the culture capital of Russia, a place set for an ice queen with breathtaking architecture, theatre and ballet scene. When in St. Petersburg, make sure you visit the Winter Palace and the Kazan Cathedral, as well as browse though the city’s rich art, dining and cultural gems. Also known as Russia’s imperial capital, St. ... Read More »

20 Terrifying Bridges People Actually Use

To paraphrase “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams, “the goal of every good engineer is to do very little in their careers, and if you must build something, just hope it doesn’t hurt anyone.” Of course, that’s selling short some very talented engineers who should be given great credit for figuring out innovative ways of getting us to cross previously un-crossable terrain ... Read More »

10 Beautiful Castles to Visit in Europe

Few things evoke the atmosphere of a fairy-tale romance than some of Europe’s numerous beautiful castles. Sometimes looking like they have just stepped straight off a page of an illustrated children’s book or surrounded by a sinister aura of mysticism, the many castles scattered across Europe cover a huge historic period, boasting an extensive range of different architectural styles. Some ... Read More »

12 Amazing Souvenirs That Are Better Than A T-Shirt

Half the fun of going abroad involves shopping for gifts and souvenirs that you can bring back and hang on the wall or give to friends and family.  Some people may spend the entire vacation looking for that one perfect memento of their time spent on vacation, while others will have to settle for a mediocre gift like a shot ... Read More »

From Siberia With Love: What To Do, What To See

Or even better said, “to Siberia with love?” Even though you may think that there’s absolutely nothing to see in Siberia and that it’s a wasteland, remember what your mother told you: don’t judge a book by its cover. Siberia is filled with pale pastures, snow-covered hills, amazing wildlife and mesmerizing scenery. When you feel the need to break free ... Read More »