Category: International

Russia’s Reach for Space Seen at the Cosmonaut Museum

On our last day in Moscow when we had a completely free day, we went to explore some of the museums and exhibits. The first one we decided to see was the Cosmonaut Museum. We took the metro to VDNKh Metro station on the orange line 6. This was an easy ride and then cross…
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The Best Evening Moscow Walking Tour in Winter

I love doing tours because you get so much information that you would never get otherwise. I also like the interaction between the tour guide and tour participants and getting questions answered on the spot. We decided to do a night walking Moscow tour during a free evening, and when it started to snow, it…
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The 1980 Summer Olympics the U.S. Never Got to See

Being huge Olympic fans, we couldn’t pass up a chance to see the Olympic site in Moscow during our trip to Russia this last November. This site was of particular interest since the 1980 Summer Olympics was the one that the U.S. boycotted due to protesting the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by Russia. Traveling to…
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A Walk Along the Moskva River

I had a morning free, and while it was very cold, it wasn’t snowing so I thought it would be a good time to walk along the Moskva River and see those sites. Kremlin I started out near Red Square and walked south along the front of the Kremlin and saw the very pretty and…
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A Metro System in Moscow that is a Work of Art

The Moscow metro is a must see during your visit to Moscow. Not only did I use it to get around, but I would hop off at random stations as we stopped just to get photos. I would visit the metro at the beginning of your trip since it is necessary to understand and get…
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Red Square – So Much to Do and See

On my first full day in Moscow, I focused on the Red Square since it was near my hotel, and it had a lot of the sites that were on my list to see. It was a cold day and not a lot of people were around so it was a nice day to walk…
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The Awe Inspiring St. Basil’s Cathedral

The Red Square is a must see during a trip to Moscow. It is on every top ten list I could find and since our hotel was right near it, I chose to focus on it on the first full day. The list of things to see on the Red Square – Kremlin, GUM Shopping…
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Going to Rome? Think about Skipping these Popular Attractions

Rome has been a dream of mine since I was young so when I got the opportunity this year to go, I was beyond excited for it. My visions of Rome were always sitting at an outdoor cafe drinking wine by a beautiful fountain (if you read any of our other blog posts, you will…
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3 Fountain Plazas in Rome You Shouldn’t Miss

Fountains are a beautiful part of Rome. Their creation served several purposes. They were sources of clean drinking water before indoor plumbing was available and standard. In fact, residents still use these fountains to fill water bottles as they travel through the city. Another purpose was to be monuments to celebrate important people and gods.…
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Glance Back in the Past to the Rome Olympics

As a family, we aren’t just huge Olympic fans. We are Olympic obsessed. We, of course, watch it as it is going on, but another passion of our family is we LOVE to visit old Olympic sites. It is amazing to visit these sites and just imagine what the Olympics must have been like back…
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