Month: August 2018

Best Season For Travel

When is the best time of year to come to Russia? Russia has four seasons and each of them have their pros and cons for travel.  When most people imagine Russia, they think of fur hats and coats and year-round snow drifts.  While there are some regions of Russia that are like that, many parts are not.  Russia is the largest country in the world, and so specific weather forecasts will depend on where exactly you are traveling to in …

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Traveling Russia On A Restricted Diet

WHAT IF I’M GLUTEN-FREE? More and more often we meet travelers who are on a restricted diet: no sugar, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, keto or vegan….and the list goes on! FOREIGN CONCEPT For the most part, a restricted eating lifestyle is foreign to Russians. The response tends to be “why on earth would you want to limit what you can eat??” On the other hand, restricting one’s diet for a defined period of time is quite familiar. Every year the Russian …

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Appropriate Dress In Russia

DRESSY OR CASUAL? What you wear in Russia really depends on the season you’ll be coming in, and what part of Russia you’ll be visiting.  Here are some general tips: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SHOES Russians walk a lot, and you will do a lot of walking on your trip to Russia. So, make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes.  If you’re coming in a rainy part of the year, waterproof shoes are a definite plus.  If you’re coming in …

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5 Best Foods In Russia

TEMPTINGLY TASTY Whether or not people want to admit it, the cuisine they often associate with Russia is quite bland and laced with stereotypes: potatoes, beets, bread, and a shot of vodka. This couldn’t be further from the truth!  The Russian “kitchen” is quite rich and draws influence from many of its neighboring countries from Soviet Union times, from Central Asia to the Caucasus. 5 ‘must-eats’ during your Russia experience: BEAUTY OF BORSCH Borsch is the quintessential Russian beet soup. …

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