Category Archives: Things to Do

Big Almaty Lake: A Complete Travel Guide to the Most Famous Lake in Kazakhstan

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I was recently writing an article for another outlet about Almaty and I said I would send over some photos to accompany the text.  I sent over a few and I almost immediately received a reply back asking if I had a photo of Big Almaty Lake.  Sheepishly, I said, “No… I’ve never been”.  At the […]

How to Take a Nuclear Missile Base Tour from Kyiv, Ukraine

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There are many amazing day trips from Kyiv that one can embark on and every trip offers something for various types of travelers.  If you’re into USSR history and the history of Ukraine, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this nuclear missile base tour from Kyiv.  This is a guide that details how […]

Ukraine Uncovered: The Kharkiv Metro System

The Metro Systems of the Soviet Union were elaborate and a source of pride for the now exanimate nation.  Coming from a nation whose public transportation networks are so undeniably terrible, I am always impressed with Soviet metro systems as they are fast, efficient, inexpensive, and have competently served numerous cities for decades.  The Kharkiv […]

26 Things to Do in Bergamo, Italy’s Best Kept Secret

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Charming towns and cities are a dime a dozen in Italy.  But, Bergamo is special and one of the most underrated cities in the country, in my opinion. This is a guide of things to do in Bergamo, Italy – the country’s best-kept secret. 26 Things to Do in Bergamo, Italy’s Best Kept Secret The […]

Visiting the Singing Dunes at Altyn Emel National Park in Kazakhstan

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I recently had a chance to visit the Singing Dunes at Altyn Emel National Park in Kazakhstan.  The experience of getting there was less than desirable but the Dunes were out of this world.  This post will detail how my day went, talk a bit about the Singing Dunes, and give you information about how […]

Burabay National Park: How to Travel to Borovoe in Kazakhstan

The nature of northern Kazakhstan is not as talked about as the nature in the south. Burabay National Park is situated a bit north of Astana and is often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Kazakhstan’. This is a travel guide to Borovoe, Shchuchie, and Chebache lakes in Burabay National Park, discussing how to visit […]