A very good word to describe the capital of Russia is grandiose. It is indeed grandiose on so many levels: historically, architecturally, artistically and gastronomically to name just a few. Since Moscow has so much to show off, why not combine admiring some of the best city vistas with your dining experience? Here are suggestions for 7 places with the best views over Moscow which won't dissapoint. Most places of the list are pricey, but you don't have to leave all your savings here - just have a drink with a view noone would mind!
Are you planning your next trip and not sure what destination to choose? Want to skip crowds when island hopping in Thailand or avoid school break season in Southern Europe? Or you can only take your vacation in February but want to enjoy the sun and the beach (Northern Hemisphere talking here)?
Rainy seasons, cyclones, cold water temperatures or unbearable heat should not ruin your plans. So it's always good to be prepared in advance and adjust your vacation plans respectively.
For those of you who don't want to miss on sakura blossom in Japan, northern lights spotting or lupine season in New Zealand I created this month by month travel calender with an idea to help plan your travels.
Rotorua - New Zealand's geothermal paradise is famous not only for it's hot springs, but for maori culture as well. One of the best places to learn about Maori lifestyle and traditions as well as whitness the power of Mother nature is Te Puia. One can spot errupting geysers and walk the beautiful Whakarewarewa geothermal valley in less than a day.
Russia is expecting lots of guests for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. A huge event which rises a lot of questions for visitors in many terms - safety, country open-mindedness and accessibility being some of the most important.
Being a holder of Russian passport and spending at least 1 month per year in St-Petersburg, my hometown, by no means am I going to give you in this post an overview of the whole Russia. But I will try to give you some insides into the mysterious "Russian soul" as well as some general tips of what you can expect when visiting this controversial country.
I believe that living for the past 10 years in Europe and traveling around the World gave me an opportunity to have a view on Russia from the outside.
If this is your first time traveling to Russia, than "A beginners guide to Russia" may be of use and interest to you.
When planning our trip to New Zealand one thing was set in stone - Hobbiton™ visit. I don't consider myself a "the Hobbit" or "Lord of the Rings" fan, but I do enjoy re-watching both trilogies. I just like the combination of a fairytale feeling and a picturesque set.
While working on the movies Peter Jackson transformed New Zealand into a huge filming stage, so no wonder that traveling around the country very often I thought "Hmm, this looks familiar" - in this part of the World Middle Earth is always nearby.
But after the movies were shot and actors went back home all the sets were removed due to copyright reasons. Only one remained and opened it's doors to the public in 2002 - the Hobbiton™ Movie Set. And more than that - you'll be lucky to see it in the same fantastic detail seen in the movies.
I'm not going to convince you whether you should visit the set or not - it's up to you to decide. But let me share with you 8 things you need to know before planning your trip to Hobbiton™ Movie Set which may help you make up your mind.