Sights And Tastes Of Moscow, Russia

Photo by Maria via

Photo by Maria via

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I’m hoping to talk Amy into a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia in the not-so-distant future (St. Petersburg, Russia: The Venice Of The North). A second place I’d like to visit during the same trip is Moscow. Similar to St. Petersburg, Moscow offers more than we will likely be able to take in during a single trip. I’m starting to put together a list of things I’d like to do while in Moscow, along with places I’m hearing and reading are worth trying. This is a starter list for our trip planning and hopefully something to whet your appetite a bit. [Read more…]

St. Petersburg, Russia: The Venice Of The North

The Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg

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For a long time now, I’ve wanted to visit Russia. Specifically, Moscow and St. Petersburg. My wife doesn’t really share my fascination with Russia, nor remotely share my wanting to visit the country, but that hasn’t deterred me from dreaming about walking the streets of these cities. I’m not really sure where this desire came from, maybe from reading some of the early Tom Clancy novels or classic 80s movies.

Typically, in a travel blog, you’d read about trips we’ve already taken. However, I’ve been thinking more and more about a trip to Russia, trying to come up with an angle to talk Amy into a stop there, so I thought I’d write about some pre-trip planning to St. Petersburg. This will give you a little info about one of the stops I’d like to make, as well as serve as a shell for a planning guide if I’m actually able to pull this off. [Read more…]