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
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
My travels across China finally brought me to truly amazing megacity of Beijing, the last stop of my one month journey across China, before the Trans-Siberian Railway to Europe.
How I nearly died- and survived in the Tibetan town of Gyalthang, popularly romanticised as Shangri-la, 3,200m above sea level, surrounded by lush grasslands and soaring mountains.
Plunging gorges, soaring snowy peaks, alpine lakes, and an ancient old town. 5 days in Lijiang, where there is much to do, and as many tourists to match.
3 days in and around Dali, the ancient kingdom at the edge of Erhai Lake in Yunnan, China. Exploring traditional markets, historic towns, ancient temples, rice fields, hiking trails, and hipster cafes, no less.