The ultimate visa guide

A russian tourist visa sticked on a passport

To venture around the Altai mountains, the Siberian taiga or the forests of Adygea most of us need to get a Russian visa. Putin won’t open his great Russia to…

Lower body of an armed russian soldier at a military post in the mountains of Ingushetia in the North Caucasus

Border zone permit

After your challenging visa application, here’s the second round of pain in the neck Russian bureaucracy : the border zone permit ! I’m explaning you here all the details to…

The Orthodox Monastery of Novy Afon in Abkhazia, Georgia in the South Caucasus

Abkhazia : the ultimate travel guide

Abkhazia, a country that doesn’t exist but yet it is there. A small territory on the coast of the Black Sea, bordered by palm trees and Caucasus mountains at its…

Forêt, montagnes et rivière en Adyguée, anciennement la Circasie dans le Caucase du Nord

Adygea : the ultimate travel guide

The little known Republic of Adygea (“Республика Адыгея” in Russian) is landlocked in the Krasnordar Krai. Covered with 40% forest, with its lush nature, hiking trails and lots of tourist…

Mammoth horn in a river in Chukotka in the far east of Russia

6 places in Russia you may have never heard of

Russia is huge, stretching from Europe all the way east to the Pacific coast, and yet is it fairly unknown to most foreign tourists. Outside of Moscow, Saint Peterburg and…

Yellow Komsomolskaya metro station in Moscow in Russia

Moscow metro : a self guided tour (includes map)

The metro of Moscow is a monument in itself and the most beautiful in the world in my opinion – An underground museum you could explore for days and not…