Category Archives: Tourism

A look at the tourist side of things you expect from Europe

Confused by Saint Petersburg’s many railway museums

On my visit to Saint Petersburg a visit to the local railway museum was on my itinerary, but the city doesn’t make it easy – there are three separate museums, each catering to a difference facet of Russia’s railways. So how do you tell them apart?

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Sochi and the multidimensional theatres

Sochi is a popular resort town on the Black Sea coast of Russia, and like anywhere tourists flock to, so do the gimmicky tourist traps – however a game of one-upmanship is afoot.

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Where can I take photos at Chernobyl?

If you ever decide to travel to Chernobyl, you will probably want a few happy snaps to remember your trip by. Thankfully taking photos or shooting video won’t be an issue in most places – but a few restrictions do apply.

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Driving through the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

These days visiting the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is simple – just sign up to a guided tour, and you’ll get taken to within 300 metres of the entombed reactor core. So what else do you see on the way?

Famous ferris wheel at the abandoned Pripyat amusement park Continue reading

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