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Happy King's Day: 5 facts about orange

Happy King’s Day: 5 facts about orange

On April 27 the Netherlands gets a little crazy and extremely (more than usual!) orange: it’s King’s Day (formally Queen’s Day). It is the birthday of Willem-Alexander – the King of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. To celebrate the Netherlands gets bathed in the national colour – orange (oranje). People paint their faces, hair is...
Top 10 facts about St George

Top 10 facts about St George

TODAY is St George’s Day, the feast day of England’s patron saint, so here are 10 things you might not have known about the saint. St George is thought to have been a third-century Roman soldier, who was born in the Roman province of Syria Palaestina to a Greek Christian noble family around AD280. Today...
A guide to the arts in Ekaterinburg

A guide to the arts in Ekaterinburg

The thriving Russian city of Ekaterinburg is like a piece of art in itself. Home to awe-inspiring feats of architecture and design, visitors to Ekaterinburg will uncover a wealth of Ural culture and history in some of the region’s finest art museums and sculptural installations. Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts The Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, with its iconic collection...
Chocolate Rabbits and Crucifixion: Easter Uncovered

Chocolate Rabbits and Crucifixion: Easter Uncovered

For millions of Christians around the world, Easter is a deeply religious, and most important holiday, symbolising the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. It has also become a highly commercial event, with shops everywhere packed with chocolate rabbits, colourful eggs and decorated Easter baskets. Further departing from...
April Fools’ 2015: Our Top Picks

April Fools’ 2015: Our Top Picks

You may have heard that we branched out into digital travel yesterday, with our E-scapes promotion – offering you a complete digital ‘holiday’ package that would make you the envy of all your friends – all from the comfort of your own home. It was, of course, an April Fools’ Day joke, and whilst even we...
St. Petersburg for the sweet tooth

St. Petersburg for the sweet tooth

Exploring the local cuisine is a big part of travelling somewhere new. If you are among those who always look at the dessert menu first, make sure you keep reading. Russian cuisine has plenty of tasty cakes and pastries to offer for every palate so for the ultimate sweet culinary experience in St. Petersburg. Take...
Savouring the best food and restaurants in Sochi

Savouring the best food and restaurants in Sochi

 Just a two-hour drive from our ski resort hotel Park Inn by Radisson Rosa Khutor, the city of Sochi is a top choice for evenings out thanks to its excellent food and buzzing nightlife. Go off piste and downtown to delight your palate, get down on the dancefloor, and dazzle the crowds with your daring performance.  If you’re looking to roam away from your...
Valentine’s Day Romance Getaway

Valentine’s Day Romance Getaway

Valentine’s Day Romance Getaway It is hard to avoid the day devoted to all things love. Love it or hate it, and cynicism aside, Valentine’s Day is a day devoted to love and showing that special someone you care. You may be a reluctant romantic, but one sure fire way to impress your partner is...
The Budget Survival Guide to Valentine’s Day

The Budget Survival Guide to Valentine’s Day

 The Budget Survival Guide to Valentine’s day One of the most divisive celebrations will be soon upon us. For decades men have dreaded February 14th, whilst for the converted (and there are many!), Valentine’s Day is about romance and l’amour, or at least the momentary idea of it. It is about showing your partner that...
A guide to spring and summer events in St. Petersburg

A guide to spring and summer events in St. Petersburg

With a wide range of happenings in St. Petersburg, it might be wise to plan your trip in good time. Take a look at this guide to the best events the city has to offer coming spring and summer.  The vibrant city of St. Petersburg has a lot going on when it comes to events...
Olympic splendour: How to enjoy the perfect day trip to Sochi

Olympic splendour: How to enjoy the perfect day trip to Sochi

Located in the southern region of Krasnodar Krai, the city of Sochi is one of Russia’s busiest destinations. Although the rest of the world knows it as the location for the 2012 Winter Olympics, its nickname at home is Russia’s Summer Capital, making it clear that the Black Sea City’s appeal lasts all year round. ...
An insider’s best St. Petersburg tips

An insider’s best St. Petersburg tips

Planning a trip to St.Petersburg? Have a look at these insider’s tips revealing the best places to go and what to see and do to make the most out of your trip. Enjoy! The insider Lindsay Comer is 32 years old, American, self-employed as a photographer and freelancer, and she’s in love with Russia. From...
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