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11 Soviet Circus Buildings for USSR Architecture Lovers

Dnipro Circus soviet building in Ukraine

One of the most interesting pieces of architecture that I’ve come across in my travels are Soviet circus buildings. This post rounds up some of the circuses of the Soviet Union that I have visited throughout the years with a little bit of background on each. Foreword:  I don’t like circuses.  In fact, I can […]

The Ultimate One Day in Almaty Itinerary for First-Timers (Layover Guide)

Ascension Cathedral (Zenkov) during winter: Almaty Kazakhstan - One day in Almaty itinerary (layover guide)-11

In recent years, Almaty has become a hub between Europe and Asia and is often the starting point for one’s Central Asia trip. This is an Almaty itinerary specifically targeted at first-time visitors and ideally for those who are looking to plan activities and sightseeing for their one day in Almaty. One Day in Almaty […]

30 Useful Things to Know Before You Visit Baku, Azerbaijan

Visit Baku Travel guide: Flame Towers view in Baku Azerbaijan

Are you planning to visit Baku, Azerbaijan and have no idea what to expect? This Baku travel guide will offer tips and some practical information for planning your Baku trip.  I am also using my own experience visiting Baku to help with some of the opinions I have from my time there.  If you have […]

Slavutych, Ukraine: The Soviet City Built for Chernobyl Refugees

Housing block in Slavutych, Ukraine

I have witnessed the Chernobyl disaster go from being a globally-recognized mass tragedy to a clichéd source of trite tourism where travelers go in with their cameras hugging their hips, all ready to shoot the perfect photo (which has inevitably been taken 3,790 times already that same month) for bragging rights about how they visited such a creepy […]

The Perfect Two Days in Baku Itinerary for First-Timers

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Finding yourself in Baku, Azerbaijan without proper knowledge of the city or a semi-organized plan of what to do can actually lead to a huge missed opportunity to see the Azeri capital in all its glory. This guide will show you how to spend the perfect two days in Baku. If you feel anything is […]