Country: Russia

Looking Back On… Russia’s Two Capitals
Insights Jun 11, 2020

T.J. looks back on his experiences in Russia over the past decade, beginning with studying abroad in Saint Petersburg followed...

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Exploring Irkutsk & Lake Baikal
Insights Nov 18, 2018

As our last stop in Russia along the Trans-Siberian Railway, we spent a few days exploring the city of Irkutsk...

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Novosibirsk, the Heart of Siberia
Guides Nov 1, 2018

I spent two days in Siberia’s largest city, getting a taste of what day-to-day life looks like in this relatively...

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Review: Novosibirsk Marriott Hotel
Reviews Oct 27, 2018

The Marriott Novosibirsk is one of the best hotels in Siberia’s largest city, featuring stylish new rooms and excellent elite...

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Review: St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya
Reviews Oct 14, 2018

I was fortunate to be upgraded to the incredible St. Regis Suite at the St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya. Here’s the...

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Around the Clock in St. Petersburg
Guides Oct 7, 2018

Peter the Great’s unmistakeable Russian opulence, distinctive bridges across the Neva, and intoxicating “white nights”. St. Petersburg dazzled me with...

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Review: Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel
Reviews Sep 23, 2018

A review of the Renaissance property in St. Petersburg, Russia. Despite rather dated interiors, the location and elite member treatment...

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Seven Summer Nights in Moscow
Guides Sep 18, 2018

The skyline of Moscow glimmers with majestic cupolas and fearsome Soviet skyscrapers. Read about my week-long visit during the FIFA...

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Review: Moscow Marriott Tverskaya Hotel
Reviews Sep 11, 2018

Read about my stay at the Marriott Moscow Tverskaya, which hosted me for seven nights when I attended the FIFA...

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Reflections from the Trans-Siberian Railway
Jul 28, 2018

In this post, I share my immediate reflections from my 12-day journey from Moscow to Beijing along the Trans-Siberian Railway.

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