Tag: Soviet

Euro Road Trip – Historic Berlin

We’ve both visited Berlin before, but I’ve always held strong positive feelings for this city. I was happy to finally be returning, and hoped that a decade later…

Euro Road Trip – Southern Lithuania

Before we could leave Vilnius, we had to dump/fill the water tanks in our van. Thankfully the local caravan park allows non-guests to use their facilities – though…

Euro Road Trip – Vilnius

We finally pulled into the metropolis of Vilnius just before 6PM. I was truly amazed at how large and modern the city was. It was also surprisingly clean,…

Chisinau Moldova

Chisinau, Moldova – Europe’s Least Travelled Country

That’s one of the first things we saw when we were searching for information about Moldova, that it was one of the world’s least visited countries (at least…

VDNKh

Moscow – Markets, Cosmonauts, and VDNKh Park

I’m not sure where Risa heard about the Izmailovsky Markets, but I’m glad that she did. Well, at least I am in retrospect writing this. In what can…

Moscow Red October

Moscow – Red October Chocolate Factory and Surrounds

Woke to cold drizzle, which wasn’t ideal weather for a free walking tour of the city that we’d booked. It was a relaxed start time of 10:45, however…

Kazan – A Multicultural Oasis

Tired from arriving at 6AM (which was 3AM in the time zone we woke yesterday), we stumbled like heavily laden zombies into the clear early morning air of…

Novosibirsk – Capital of Siberia

Our train from Irkutsk arrived a fraction before midnight. We were aware of this, so we intestinally booked a hotel within walking distance of the station, and with…

Irkutsk – Paris of the East

The marshrutka from Listvyanka wasn’t as comfortable as I thought it was going to be when we first sat down. Like most public transport, I end up with…

Wandering in Bishkek

We were flying to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan with Turkish Airlines. I’ve mentioned it before, but it bears repeating. We had originally planned to hop back on a train…