Nizhny Novgorod : historical yarmarka and sunset on the Volga

View of the Volga river from Nizhny Novgorod in Russia

Welcome to Nizhny Novgorod, Russia’s fifth largest city only 400 kilometers away from Moscow, a great stop on the Trans-siberian or just a side trip from the capital. Located at…

View of the Black Sea coast from the top of Mount Akhun near Sochi in the South of Russia

The 5 best day trips from Sochi

The first time you step in Sochi you wonder if you are truly in Russia or some postcard-like holiday destination in a subtropical country. Sochi, at the very south west…

A double room with a view of Saint Isaac's cathedrale at the SO Saint Petersburg Hotel in Saint Petersburg in Russia

Saint Petersburg : 18 great hotels & hostels bookable online

Travelling to Saint – Petersburg soon and looking for accomodation you can book and pay online ? I’ve got you covered ! From boutique hotels on Saint Petersburg’s most famous…

The radisson hotel during sunset in Moscow, Russia

15 great hotels & hostels bookable online in Moscow

Travelling to Moscow soon and looking for accomodation you can book and pay online ? I’ve got you covered ! Despite all the western sanctions on Russia right now, there…

The medieval necropolis of Dargavs in the foggy mountains of North Ossetia Alania in the North Caucasus of Russia

Your ultimate North Caucasus travel guide

Many people know about the South Caucasus and/or have visited Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan – But what about the North Caucasus ? If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for…

Grozny City microdistrict and the Akhmat Kadyrov mosque at night in Grozny, Chechnya

Visit Grozny, the Dubai of the North Caucasus

Explore the little known city of Grozny, Chechnya with my 2024 tourist guide. Learn about the unique Chechen culture, taste local cuisine, meet the hospitable locals …