Category Archives: Russia

2 Day Trip from St. Petersburg to Ruskeala, Karelia

Ruskeala park in Karelia

Looking to discover the beauty and majesty of rural Russia without straying too far from major cities? Then you will absolutely love this short trip to Karelia, which can be made both by car and public transport. The Republic of Karelia is lush with endless forests, scenic roads and lakes galore. All splendid features that…

The Ultimate Guide to Russian Souvenirs & Where To Buy Them

Russian souvenirs

Where to find the best Russian souvenirs in Moscow & St. Petersburg: From authentic Russian nesting dolls to the best artisan Russian gifts When it comes to souvenirs, Russia has so much on offer: from matryoshka dolls with red-cheeked faces to painted lacquer boxes, grand headdresses, khokhloma, and Russian sweets. In this guide, I will…

17 Unusual Things to Do in Moscow, Russia

Unusual things to do in Moscow

Looking for unusual things to do in Moscow? I commend your explorer spirit! It’s so easy to get lost in the overwhelming, never sleeping Moscow. The Russian capital is filled with many wonders, but unless you know where you’re headed, you will end up walking the same central streets over and over again. If you…

15 Unusual Things to Do in St. Petersburg, Russia

St Petersburg Russia city view

In this guide, I’m sharing my top unusual things to do in St Petersburg Russia, as chosen by a born and raised St. Petersburg resident. Ever since I moved to Amsterdam, I’m making sure to keep up with new places in my hometown, and there are many – believe me! This list will point you…

8 Day Trips From St. Petersburg That Are 101% Worth It

View on Peterhof fountains cascade

St. Petersburg is an absolute gem when it comes to cultural heritage. If you’ve come as far as St. Petersburg, don’t miss out on all this treasure trove and venture outside of the city. Today I’m sharing the best day trips from St Petersburg, Russia that you can’t afford to miss! Short on time? Check…

3 Days In St Petersburg: What To See During Your First Visit

St. Petersburg is known as the cultural capital of Russia. While the city is only just 315 years old, the amount of history per square meter is astounding. Choosing what to see in 3 days in St Petersburg Russia is no easy task! The number of art museums, monuments, performances, and festivals can simply be overwhelming….