Among the unique cultural heritages in Europe is most certainly held by Russia. The huge country had plenty of different cultures under its roof and benefited from this in terms of enriching its cultural treasures.
You must have heard how incredible and amazing a Russia tour is from a friend already. But, I will get into more detail than that, thanks to my wonderful Highlights of Russia experience with Travel Talk. There is not enough time on the world to see every corner of Russia, but the essentials, Moscow and St. Petersburg, make up for most of it! Here are the best of my Russia trip: Read more…
With 7 million people riding it/users on a typical weekday, Moscow metro is the second busiest transit system in the world after Tokyo. Opened in 1935 during Stalin’s era, it was originally intended to be ‘the people’s palaces’.
Its 185 luxury decorated stations feature marble, mosaics, stained glass, decorative tiles and chandeliers.
Most of the construction work was done by volunteers (apparently happy and proud to be chosen for the job) after the World War II, while the whole of the Soviet Union was still in shambles.
Their commitment carried them very deep; actually the deepest station Park Pobedy, lies 84 meters below ground. It was the period of the Cold War, with United States and Stalin wanting the metro to be a shelter from possible nuclear attacks.
Russia is best known for being the world’s largest country. Making up over a seventh of the earth’s entire land mass, it’s hardly surprising that the country should be so culturally, historically and visually diverse.
It’s precisely this diversity and element of the unexpected that appeals to intrepid travellers, eager to identify the true personality of this fascinating land. Spanning eight time zones and boasting a hugely variable climate (subtropical heat of Sochi in the south to the freezing Arctic terrain of Siberia), Russia is a country that is guaranteed to intrigue and amaze, for all the right reasons.
If you’re looking to visit, there are some excellent tours to Russia that take in some of the strangest locations and captivating sights.
Russia is undeniably one of the most fascinating countries to explore on a tour. If you’re tempted by one of the many excellent tours to Russia on offer, then allow us to inspire you further with these quirky facts about the country! Here are 5 reasons why you should visit Russia.
Moscow is the capital and most heavily populated city in Russia, as well as being the largest city on the European continent. It is an iconic and global city and is the key political, economic, cultural and scientific centre of not only Russia but of Eastern Europe as well. It is a city renowned for the Red Square, the Kremlin and St. Basil’s cathedral and furthermore, should be on your travel bucket list.
So, you want to go to this mysterious but enticing city? Here are 13 fascinating facts about Moscow.
Browsing the internet, you see epic images that look like they’re out of the movies, story books or have been photoshopped but wait, these places are actually real! We’re not taking the micky here – these travel destinations truly exist and are not a figment of your mind. Be prepared to have your mind blown, and to be so intrigued by these places that you’ll add them to your travel bucket list. These destinations are proper #travelgoals.
Here are 10 unreal places you thought only existed in your imagination.
So, you may have heard about this Destinations Show? What is it, you ask? It is the only FREE travel, culture and entertainment show in London and is the first of its kind. It will be held on Saturday 18th February from 10am – 6pm at the Ibis Hotel Earls Court and will comprise of a jam-packed schedule. For more information on this event and to RSVP go here.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. As quoted by St. Augustine; “The world is a book and those who do not travel, only read one page”. This is so true, right? 2017 is a new year with new travel ideas, itineraries and inspirations. The world offers the most weird and wonderful places just waiting to be explored by you. We’re sure that the more you travel, the bigger the travel bug bites and the larger your travel bucket-list gets.
We’ve composed a list of some ultimate ideas for you for 2017. Here’s Travel Talk’s 2017 Travel bucket-list.
The Christmas and New Year period offer unique experiences to ensure it will be one festive season you’ll never forget. It’s the perfect opportunity to travel to destinations that you’ve never been to, but have always desired to. For many of us, it is also a difficult time being away from friends and family, enduring an orphan’s Christmas and attempting to make an epic roast just like your mum, putting in that extra effort to feel like you’re not too far from home. But hey, life is short and the world is wide. Let’s make the most of it.
Christmas and New Year abroad means you have plenty of countries to explore which are different, unforgettable and exciting. Here are some Christmas and New Year options that may tickle your fancy.
“Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.” – This quote really rings home. Life is too short to not travel and the world is too large to not want to travel. We ought to spend our money on experiences such as travel instead of things such as a new car. Experiences can offer a life time of gratifying memoirs. The things we obtain in life, in the other instance, rapidly become familiar and forgotten to us.
Here are some reasons as to why you should spend your money on travel.
Travel is not just a movement; it is progression – progression of you. There is always an excuse; not enough money, not enough time, I’ve never travelled before, I’m stuck with my job, I don’t have anyone to go with, travelling is too dangerous and the list goes on. We should all travel but our greatest limitations are from within. Travel is stepping out of your comfort zone into the unknown. Travelling the globe offers fascinating fundamentals that will enable us develop and discover ourselves. Consequently, it is imperative to stop making justifications and hit the highway. One word: Wanderlust (n.) A strong desire or urge to wander or travel and explore the world.
Here are 15 quotes that will make to want to travel the world now!