All you need to know before visiting Russia

Moscow church

Budget Prices in Russia vary greatly by region. Moscow, for example, is very expensive, even by most European standards. Rural regions, on the other hand, are very cheap. • Prices for private rooms vary a lot. They start at 16 USD (13 EUR) in Moscow (20 USD (16 EUR) in the city center), and 10 USD (8 EUR) in Saint Petersburg and Kazan. • Food prices are relatively cheap as long as you focus on local restaurants, street food, and fast food. Tourist restaurants are usually overpriced. Prices for a budget dinner start at around 8 USD (6.5 EUR). • Transportation costs are low...

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Admiring the diversity of Moscow

Moscow red square

Moscow is a very popular tourist destination and indeed a stunning city. It is the capital of Russia - a country famous for its unique and very obvious cultural diversity, rich history and turbulent politics, outstanding architecture and superb art - therefore an undeniably special country. Moscow is known for its numerous architectural masterpieces, in particular, its churches and cathedrals with multiple golden or brightly colored domes (e.g. Saint Basil's Cathedral - wow!), prominent museums and neat gardens. The city underwent drastic political and cultural changes, which is clearly reflected in the architecture, the people, and the spirit of the city. It is...

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Paris – the city of love

Montmartre

Paris is the capital of France - a true fairy-tale land known for its picturesque landscapes, charming old cities, incredible castles, artistic culture, beautiful language and 'haute cuisine'. The city itself attracts people with its rich history, majestic architecture, vibrant bohemian atmosphere, famous museums, art, fashion, three Michelin star restaurants, and many notable monuments. The blend of all these elements is what makes the city so beautiful and unique. Paris was founded in the 3rd century BC and it has always been one of the most important cities in the world. It is still considered as one of Europe's major financial, cultural and scientific...

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Home sweet home ♥

Slovenia

Planet Earth is a breathtaking place. Every little bit of it is so very unique and special, every corner is to be cherished and loved. Life is short and we strongly believe that we should do our best to visit as many different countries and landscapes as possible. It’s only a matter of priorities, hard work and determination. But sometimes it really is impossible to just pack our bags and leave. Life comes in the way – our jobs, relatives, children, money issues etc. That is the time when we should value the tiny part of the world that we...

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All you need to know before visiting Jamaica

port antonio jamaica

 Budget Jamaica is a very popular tourist destination, the prices can, therefore, get pretty high. However, the prices are significantly lower in local shops and restaurants. • Prices for private rooms for two start at 45 USD (38.4 EUR) in Montego Bay, and 25 USD (21.4 EUR) in Ocho Rios, Negril, and Kingston. • Food prices in restaurants vary from budget to pretty expensive. A dinner should cost somewhere between 7 and 30 USD (6 and 26 EUR). Breakfasts and lunches are usually cheaper (3 to 15 USD/2.5 to 13 EUR). • The most comfortable way to get around Jamaica is...

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Jamaica travel itinerary

jamaica beach

After 55 unforgettable days in the United States and the Caribbean, it was time for us to explore new horizons. On the 5th of November, we flew from Miami to Montego Bay, Jamaica. We were super excited - after all, we have heard so many great things about this beautiful island. Jamaica is known (and for a good reason, as we soon found out) for its tropical weather, laid-back lifestyle, sandy beaches, beautiful waters, rich flora, the Rastafari movement, delicious coffee, Caribbean rum, great athletes, reggae music and of course the legendary Bob Marley. :) Our seven-day Jamaica honeymoon itinerary...

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10-day Southern Caribbean Norwegian cruise review

st john us virgin islands

On our first cruise, we visited the Bahamas, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Grand Turk, but we wanted to see more of the Caribbean. Online we found a 10-day Southern Caribbean cruise with the Norwegian cruise line. The itinerary sounded great, so we booked it right away. Norwegian's 10-day Southern Caribbean cruise itinerary To find out more about cruising in general, check out the How do cruises work part of our previous post. Norwegian cruise line, in particular, is known for its Freestyle Cruising concept, which gives their guests the opportunity to create their own itinerary. There are no set...

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7-day Eastern Caribbean Carnival cruise review

cruise ship caribbean

We wanted to visit as many Caribbean islands as possible. We googled the transportation options - flights, ships, ferries, we even contacted some local fishermen and asked if they would be willing to give us a ride from one island to another. But we soon realized, that taking a cruise ship is by far the most comfortable, fast and economic way to see the Caribbean. Online we found a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise with Carnival Cruise Line - one of the largest travel companies in the world. The itinerary sounded awesome, so we booked it. :) How do cruises work?...

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All you need to know before visiting Miami

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Budget In general, Miami is more expensive than most other US cities, but there are still lots of good options for budget travelers. • Prices for private rooms for two start at 55 USD (47 EUR) per night (both in Miami and Miami Beach). • Food prices are pretty reasonable. A budget dinner costs somewhere between 10 and 18 USD (8.5 and 15 EUR), even on the famous Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. Fast food and ethnic restaurants are usually the cheapest. • Both Metrobus and Metrorail tickets cost 2.25 USD (1.9 EUR). To save some more money, check out our Budget...

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