Best Russia Tours For Solos

Russia was nothing like I had expected. Instead of grey monstrosities, there were palatial apartment blocks, libraries that looked as though they had been plucked out of a Greek classical movie, and pastel-coloured buildings. The grandeur continued inside the metro system with ornate decor within its stations and chandeliers resembling more of a palace lobby… Continue Reading…

September Update: Questioning Yourself When Solo Travelling

As I gazed around at the pastel coloured buildings in the early hours of the morning, I wondered if everything was just a mirage. Was I really here, in Russia? A country that had had one of the hardest visa forms I had ever completed. Rewind 20 hours and I was barely unsure if I… Continue Reading…

SOS Children’s Villages – Helping Vulnerable Children in Belarus

Children from Chernobyl Chernobyl was one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters but did you know that two thirds of the contamination fell on Belarussian territory, affecting nearly a quarter of the country’s land mass? The disaster is thought to have affected at least 7 million people. According to an article by the Independent, rates… Continue Reading…

August Update – Lesson: Listen To Your Body

As I write this it’s a Saturday night and I’m back in England, putting on platform boots and black eyeliner about to go to a 70’s birthday party. This time last week I was drinking horseradish vodka in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, the week before I was on an evening walking tour in… Continue Reading…