Trip Report

A look into Russia: soviet and imperial

Six days of this underrated multiethnic vast country

by jstorresc27About Me:Colombian 28 years old. I used to be a teacher and spend four hours a day taking three different kinds of public transportation home to work and back, that's completely incompatible with the human spirit. So I gave the uncertainty of going... read more

EuropeRussia6 days / September 2019

Highs & Lows

Moscow's architecture from imperial to soviet to futuristic

Getting scammed in a taxi

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Would have visited in the summer

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    I paid a lot more for a taxi ride than it was supposed to. It is better to ask in advance for an estimate before getting on, or just take an Uber

  • How was the food?

    Uzbek food is delicious, widespread and cheap

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Knowing a little bit how to read cirilyc will make getting aroud a lot easier. It's not that hard

  • Packing tips?

    For September, the warmest rain jacket possible

  • Transportation Tips?

    traffic is chaotic in both Moscow and st. Petersburg, so the subway is the fastest way to get around

  • Any surprises?

    The food, I had no expectations for Russian food, but it was a big surprise to find such diversity

  • Booking details?

    There are some big Airbnb apartments in st.Petersburg for good prices and very well situated