Monday, 30 November 2020
As large cities go Moscow is pretty safe. I would stay near the main tourist areas as most often there will be militia police men posted there. Most all areas of Moscow are safe to be in, but do carry your purse in front of you at all times.The city is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and is well known for its display of Russian architecture, particularly its historic Red Square, and buildings such as the Saint Basil's Cathedral and the Moscow Kremlin, of which the latter serves as the seat of power of the Government of Russia.Moscow is certainly one of the world's great cities from a historical standpoint, but for tourists it's still largely undiscovered.Another difficulty the city has is that Moscow is very expensive, even by most European standards. Hotels in the lower categories can be affordable, but standards tend to be equally low.Jeans, and denim in general, are very popular in Russia while the girls pictured with me are teenagers, they're wearing very typical outfits seen across the country. Throw on a pair of jeans with a t-shirt and you'll be good to go.
In 1920, after the Russian SFSR became a part of the Soviet Union, Kazan became the capital of the Tatar ASSR. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Kazan stayed as the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. Kazan is renowned for its vibrant mix of Tatar and Russian cultures.The city is situated about 60 km north of the confluence of the Volga and the Kama River. From Kazan it is a one-and-a-half-hour flight 720 km or 450 mi west to Moscow. Kazan is the capital and largest city of Tatarstan, the semi autonomous republic in European Russia.Kazan is easy to reach by train, as it is a major station stop for several west east trains. Depending on the train, travel from Moscow Kazan Station can be as short as 11 hours. A direct train from St. Petersburg's Moscow Station takes 25 hours.
In 1377 King Louis I of Hungary authorized the Transylvanian Saxons of the Brasov region to build a castle as a bulwark against northward expansion of the Ottoman Empire.The castle was completed by 1388 it also served as a customs house for Transylvania, then a voievodate province of Hungary.
Although first documented in 1066, Sibenik was probably founded earlier by Slav migrants. It was chartered in 1167 and until 1412 was fought over by Venice and Hungary Croatia.If you do one thing when you visit Split, you should explore Diocletian's Palace. Important sites within Diocletian's Palace include the Peristyle the center of the Palace, the Cardo one of the main streets through the Palace, and the cellar. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, the cellar is a filming site.