The Best Way to See Moscow is Underground

You might not believe me, but after a brief visit to the bustling, gigantic, and iconic Russian capital of Moscow, I have to say that the best way to get around and see another perspective of the city is by going underground.

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Taking a Bit of Russia Home: Five Souvenir Ideas

You know the drill. It's nearing the end of your trip and you keep getting this strong urge to purchase one of those knick knacks or trinkets that fill the shelves of those enticing souvenir shops. You ponder for days, ducking in and out of shops until finally the urgency of your impending flight home forces you to make a decision.

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We're Not in Russia Anymore: European St. Petersburg

It was within an hour of arriving in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia, when I found myself walking down the wide city street next to my hostel and across from a river. Ornate buildings with white moulding on yellow walls filled my view, and that's when my boyfriend asked if this city reminded me of another place.

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Where to Go for a Show: Four Theatres in Moscow

On a walking tour of Moscow, we asked our tour guide if the ballet was popular with the young people of the city. He himself had actually attended the ballet the weekend prior and estimated that around 40% of the attendees were of the younger generations. Observations like this one are a good sign for the over 90 theatres of Moscow needing support to survive.

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Five Quick and Easy Places to Grab a Bite in St. Petersburg

With St. Petersburg's European flair and size, there are cuisines from all around the world, from Japanese to Italian, and at all classes of service to choose from. However, on a backpacker's budget or with a packed itinerary full of walking tours and museums, sometimes you just need a place that's quick, easy and affordable to fit in the middle.

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