The Soviet Express – The hidden gem route

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was a federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. It was a state which consisted of 15 countries throughout eastern Europe and western Asia. Soviet architecture may not be as easy on the eye as Renaissance architecture that can beContinue reading “The Soviet Express – The hidden gem route”

The best of the underworld

Since we spend pretty much our entire life above the ground we sometimes forget that there’s a whole new world right beneath our feet. Whether you visit the underground for a burial site, a mine, or underground caves, you always feel as if you’re in the plot for some Indiana Jones adventure. For some peopleContinue reading “The best of the underworld”

Free things to do in St. Petersburg, Russia

1. PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS – This is one of my favorite things to do while in St. Petersburg and it’s completely free. Once a prison for political criminals, now serves as a museum for the public. As you walk over Loannovskiovskiy Bridge and head through a narrow entrance in the red brick wall surroundingContinue reading “Free things to do in St. Petersburg, Russia”

The best second cities to visit in Europe

10. Antwerp – Belgium’s capital of cool known as the city of diamonds is located in the Flemish region of Belgium. The old city formed by the 16th Century fortifications has many narrow, winding streets with beautiful old gothic buildings. The city centre is dominated by magnificent stone steeples and its medieval house museum. AntwerpContinue reading “The best second cities to visit in Europe”

Best European winter destinations

5. Tallinn – It’s as if you stepped foot into a Disney movie with the snow drizzling, the magical walled city, and the cobbled stone streets of the Old Town. The Christmas market which is held in the Main Market Square is one of the most photogenic locations across all of Europe. You made alsoContinue reading “Best European winter destinations”