Whenever I go to a new country I try and learn a few phrases in the local language. I feel that a little bit of effort on my part goes a long way to showing that I want to learn more about the country I […]
Before visiting Russia, I was really unsure what to expect when it came to long distance train journeys. Would there be any English signs or would I have to quickly learn Cyrillic? Would it be easy for a foreigner to buy a ticket? Did you […]
Taking the Allegro train from Helsinki to St Petersburg takes just 3.5 hours and runs four times a day. It’s efficient, modern and very easy to use, so instead skip the airport queues and try the cheaper (and more fun) option of taking the train.