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An unforgettable experience in the Republic of Buryatia

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Untypical Russia: Buryatia Have you heard about the Republic of Buryatia region before? To locate it on the map, you need to turn your head right to the Eastern Siberia, find Lake Baikal and spot a dot with the name Ulan-Ude next to it. It’s to the southeast of Baikal. Found it? Ulan-Ude is the…

10 Best Russian cuisine restaurants in Moscow

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You can always find a tourist who would believe that a classic Russian lunch is a borscht with a glass of vodka. Believe it or not, but both are not even originally from Russia. All jokes aside, Russian cuisine restaurant is truly fascinating and has a lot to offer to any tourist. The best way…

Best Restaurants in Moscow with a view

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Moscow is not one of those places where you can easily find a good observation deck. And unlike many European cities where you often don’t have to pay a penny for a good view, in Moscow it can cost you 10 or 20 USD. In fact, if you are willing to pay it, we certainly…

Best 7 Places for Breakfast in Moscow

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Eating out for breakfast in Moscow becomes more and more popular. A lot of restaurants and cafes keep up with this trend and offer special menus to start your day on a positive note. We have personally picked the best 7 places for you to have breakfast in Moscow!   Metropol   Even if you…

Best St Petersburg restaurants and bars

It’s not a secret anymore that Saint Petersburg already became Russia’s gastronomic and hospitality capital. Many muscovites go there to take a delicious bite in St Petersburg restaurants and enjoy an outstanding cocktail in local bars.  So, let’s start our list with people who changed the Saint Petersburg’s foodies lives. They are now running 4…

Best places to eat cheap and fast food in Moscow. Part 2

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In Best places to eat fast and cheap in Moscow. Part 1 article we described fast food restaurants and markets with fashionable fast casual food stalls. As you already know they have quite a history behind them. Those places are great if you need to grab a bite while you are on the go. But…

Best places to eat fast and cheap food in Moscow. Part 1

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For many years Moscow has been included in the top 20 most expensive cities in the world. Forbes put Russia’s capital on the 3rd place in the world rating of the cities where billionaires live. According to the magazine 73 richest people of the world lived in Moscow in 2017. But even if you are…

Trans-Siberian Railroad Tour Food

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Russian pickled vegetables served with vodka during Trans-Siberian Do you want to feel what Russian cuisine is? Have you ever tried Russian food? Original Beef Stroganoff, Chak-Chak, Rye Bread, Pelmeni, Ukha, Pozy? The legendary Trans-Siberian Railroad Tour provides a great opportunity not only to see how big and diverse Russia…

Rencontrez une famille Bouriate lors de votre séjour à Oulan-Oudé!

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Chez ExploRussia, nous croyons que la façon la plus passionnante de prendre connaissance d’un pays est de rencontrer les habitants locaux: voir leur vie quotidienne, leurs habitudes et leur culture, apprendre leurs points de vue et juste vous amuser ensemble! C’est pourquoi nous avons décidé de publier une série d’articles sur nos guides dans de…

Family from Belgium is exploring a Russian village. Sustainable tourism in action.

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Once you made the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway tour, the question “What was your experience on the Trans-Siberian railroad?” will be the first one to be asked by your numerous friends and relatives. The Trans-Siberian Railway adventure is not only about trains, time-zones, nature, vibrant diverse cities, Lake Baikal and Russian food, but also about local…