Moscow highlights in November

I’ll be honest – November is not the perfect time to visit Russia’s capital. It’s dark, dirty, muddy and will hardly impress as much as, say, in summer. But that’s when I visited and I will speak of this time of the year. I’ve been looking to visiting this huge city for a while already. As a European national, it wasn’t hard to get a visa. We decided to fly in, so my first impression was Sheremetyevo Airport. It’s huge! passport control is swift and easy, although authorities took their time to inspect my passport carefully. Finally we were out of the gates and met by our dear friends. Here are the Moscow highlights – best of Moscow in November! Read the rest of this entry »

Moscow foodies guide

Enjoying local food has become a big part of my travels lately. Refilling energy levels with a nice meal, tasting some local flavors – it all forms an opinion about the destination. And if we are traveling off season, when the weather is not great, good dining option become crucial. That’s exactly what happened to us in Moscow this year in November. Luckily, we had two amazing guides who showed us around. Read the rest of this entry »

Russian Venice – Saint Petersburg

st. petersburg

Russia has changed a lot since my last visit! It’s been 13 years, and now I finally got myself together to travel there again. Just like last time, we went to Saint Petersburg – the most “European” Russian city. The weather was great for beginning of May – warm and sunny, with highest at about +20C. It was lovely! Read the rest of this entry »