Yekaterinburg is the capital of the Urals and an obligatory stop of the Trans-Siberian Railway. It is the fourth city in the country and the place where Europe and Asia meet. It is historically known to be the place where in 1918 the Bolsheviks murdered Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family. In this post I’ll tell you what you can see in this beautiful city and its surroundings. 1.
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In this post I have planned a tour of St. Petersburg for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days, with visits to be made to the city’s main tourist attractions within certain schedules. I have also included visits that you just can’t miss in the city’s outskirts: Peterhof Gardens and Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin. Article updated on March 22, 2019 (originally written March 13, 2017) Introduction In this article I
A must visit site in St. Petersburg is the Catherine Palace and its Amber Chamber. The complex is part of a complex of palaces and parks of the city of Pushkin, declared a World Heritage Site. In this post I will explain you how to get there and how to buy tickets online to avoid lines. Article updated on March 22, 2019. Published on September 12, 2016 Introduction A must visit if you
Lake Baikal, located in the vicinity of the cities of Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude (both stops of the Trans-Siberian), is a unique natural site in the world for many reasons: the vast richness of its landscapes, its biological diversity, fusion of cultures, the charm of its villages and towns. In this article I will tell you what to see and do in Lake Baikal and how to organize a trip, step by step, to
Located on the smallest island in St. Petersburg (Zayachy Island), the Peter and Paul Fortress will take you back to the days of the city’s founder, Peter the Great. The fortress houses a cathedral in which the Romanovs are currently buried, as well as an old prison and different exhibitions on the city’s history. You will also be able to admire beautiful panoramic views from the top of its
In this post I have programmed an itinerary for days and hours of the best that you can see and do in Moscow in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. As you can see, in Moscow there are many places to visit, not only in the center of the city and its famous Red Square, but also the museums, cathedrals, parks, Soviet buildings and tourist attractions that are spread all over the city. Article updated on March 17,
Moscow City is the city of skyscrapers, in true New York City style. Dazzling skyscrapers with observation decks, futuristic hotels, panoramic restaurants or a modern shopping center are just some of the attractions of this city of business and entertainment, for those who want to visit something beyond the Red Square or the Kremlin. 1. MOSCOW CITY, challenging heights The largest modern
Gagarin, Sputnik, Laika, Soyuz are words that recall the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States, that lasted from the late 50's to 1975. While the Apollo XI and Neil Armstrong were the first to reach the Moon in 1969, the real pioneers of space exploration were the Soviet cosmonauts, taking the first satellite, the first human being and the first orbital station into space.
Applying for a visa to travel to Russia from the United States or Canada, whether for work, business, study or tourism, is not as complicated a process as it may seems. In this article, I'll explain how to gather all of the documents you'll need to apply for a visa from your computer in a way that is quick (less than 1 hour) and cost-effective. Updated in March 2019. Originally written in
I’ve had to apply for tourist visas to Russia for family and friends on several different occasions and in different countries. In this article, based on my experience, I want to explain step by step how a Canadian citizen can obtain a visa on their own to travel to Russia. I’ll explain how to gather all of the documents you’ll need to apply for a visa from your computer in a way that is