Russia

Moscow (Russia) in 4 days

While often overshadowed by St Petersburg as the cultural capital of Russia, Moscow is nonetheless a colourful and vibrant cosmopolitan city with much to offer. A guide to spending 4 fun-filled days in northernmost megacity on Earth

Palace Square. St Petersburg, Russia.

St Petersburg (Russia) – What to do in 4 days

St Petersburg, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. Here’s how to spend 4 amazing days in this stunning city without breaking the bank.

Church on the Blood, Yekaterinburg.

Yekaterinburg (Ekaterinburg) in 3 days

I made a stop midway of my Trans-Siberian adventure at Yekaterinburg, a vibrant yet unassuming city with a colourful past (probably a little dark). It was 3 days well spent immersing in the confluence of influences at the city straddling Asia and Europe.

Lake Baikal – Hiking in Siberia

Thought I’d take a self-guided visit to Lake Baikal since I had stopped by Irkutsk, and it turned out to be one of the best decisions on the trip.

1st Arsernalskaya Street (Ulitsa Uritskogo). One of Irkutsk's oldest business streets.

Irkutsk – Exploring a Siberian city

Made the first stop of my Trans-Siberian adventure at the Siberian city of Irkutsk, an unexpectedly interesting city with lots of stories to tell. Wouldn’t have thought a Siberian city would look like that …

Trans-Siberian train chugging across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

Trans-Siberian Railway adventure

Photographs from a Trans-Siberian Railway trip. Information regarding buying tickets, packing essentials, tips and more. Beijing to Moscow, with stops at Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, and St Petersburg.