Crossing out this bucket list item has been something we talked incessantly about for 2 years. So, good riddance! We mean good to have ridden all the way to Russia…on a flying aluminium tin can that is (you can see how much respect we have for aviation).
In all sense of the word, Moscow appears forbidding. Perhaps it has to do with the many Soviet era buildings. The architecture was probably designed to impress upon the proletariat the awesome power of the state. Hence, aside from the area around Red Square, we were not really inspired to explore more of the city. However if you are into raw power, then continue reading here.
St Petersburg on the other hand was simply fabulous! We cannot find another word.
Culturally, the city has some of the best museum in the country if not the world. And that the weather happened to be beautiful when we were there made it even more memorable. If you add in the beautiful palaces, canals,
women, gardens etc, then you have a really explosive mix of sights, sounds and wonder to energize your exploration here. Curious? Read all about it here (best viewed with a wider screen desktop)