How to spend a perfect Christmas vacation in Russia

How to spend a perfect Christmas vacation in Russia

Coming to Russia in winter may sound a bit scary. I’ll be honest with you; when I run our Moscow tours in winter, I usually check on my tourists every 15 to 30 minutes, asking whether it’s too cold and whether we should we go inside somewhere. Usually, only Canadians...

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The owners have no restaurant experience, but this is still the best vegan cafe in Moscow

The owners have no restaurant experience, but this is still the best vegan cafe in Moscow

Wandering the maze of yards of Moscow’s Artplay Design Centre, you will sooner or later stumble upon a bullet-shaped structure mounting a concrete box covered in drawings. If you get here in one of the few warm months, you will also see a summer terrace with chairs and tables of...

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Best anti-cafes in Moscow

Best anti-cafes in Moscow

Ever been to a cafe where you didn’t have to pay for tea or coffee, but instead for the time you spent there? If not, Moscow is the best place to discover this new trend of the “anti-cafe.” And if you have experienced this new trend, then Moscow has some...

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Surprising Russian superstitions that still exist today

Surprising Russian superstitions that still exist today

It might be the 21st century, but we are not even close to understanding human nature. Sure, we are all rational beings, but don’t be surprised if you see Russians knocking a wooden table during a conversation, or calling to know you’re home safely so that they can finally clean...

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The essentials of drinking vodka in Russia

The essentials of drinking vodka in Russia

We’ll bet most visitors associate Russia with vodka. And while there is definitely a connection between the liquor and our country, it’s not as simple as you may think. Firstly, where did vodka come from? There are several stories about the origin of this high-alcohol beverage. We’ll omit the jokes...

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Guide to Moscow public transit during the FIFA World Cup

Guide to Moscow public transit during the FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup takes place from June 14 to July 15, 2018, across 11 cities in Russia. The capital city of Moscow will play host to 12 World Cup matches, and many tourists from around the world are planning to visit and support their favourite football team. Commute...

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24 hours in: St. Petersburg

24 hours in: St. Petersburg

The only problem with being in St. Petersburg for a quick visit is the fact that you’ll very likely want to come back, thanks to the sheer number of awe-inspiring sights. But a satisfying visit is still very much possible on a short visit. Our local city tour guides know...

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Things to do in: St. Petersburg

Things to do in: St. Petersburg

If there was ever a city to devote a large portion of travel time to, it’s St. Petersburg. The stunning architecture alone could potentially keep you (and your camera) busy for days, but the city is also home to numerous world-class museums, cultural venues and restaurants to impress even the...

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The complete guide to: St. Petersburg travel

The complete guide to: St. Petersburg travel

Between the awe-inspiring architecture, rich history, elaborate cathedrals and multitude of art galleries and museums bursting at the seams with works by some of the world’s most important artists, it’s safe to say St. Petersburg is a must-visit. If you’re not sure where to start, our local St. Petersburg tour...

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Guide to Moscow’s Christmas markets

Guide to Moscow’s Christmas markets

Maybe you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone, or maybe you’re just wanting to soak up that joyful Christmas spirit, possibly with a side of Russian caviar. No matter what’s got you in the mood for a Christmas market, the selection in Moscow won’t disappoint. From where to...

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