Sagadi Mois – an Estonian Gem

 

The beautiful Sagadi manor is called “the most manorial manor” in Estonia.

The manor consists of several buildings with white arcades surrounding a large square, a gorgeous 18th century manor house and a lovely pond.

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Estonia: Rakvere – The medieval Castle and open air Museum

When Krista took us to the Rakvere castle, she gave us an opportunity to visit the past, the mysterious middle Ages. The castle is located half a way between Tallinn and the Russian border. It takes about an hour and […]

Krista, our favorite Estonian Guide

Krista Suppi our Estonian Guide

Though Estonia is the country best adapted to the new rules and western values that appeared after the collapse of communism, it is still a very good idea to find a local guide to […]

Croatia and the Krka Waterfalls

…Or Hrvatska i Slapove Krke

Slapove Krka

Krka is a river in the Dalmatia region of Croatia,it is famous for the numerous waterfalls. The river is 73 km (45 mi) long running from the border between Croatia and Bosnia […]

Kiev/Ukraina – summing up.

The three days in Kiev were very well spent, the City is surely worth a visit. In many ways, of course, thanks to our eminent guide, Oksana. That we accidentally were there during VictoryDay we can only be grateful for.

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Day 3 – VictoryDay in Kiev

On the third day of our visit to Kiev, it was VictoryDay, a day of national celebration and fiest. The city was teeming with life from the early morniing ang all the way into the small hours. We started our […]

The Pirogovo Open-Air Museum

Typical Ukrainan farmhouses

One of the most popular museums in the Kiev area is “Pirogovo – the Museum of Ukrainian Folk Architecture, Rural Life, and Folk Art”. It is located southwest of Kiev in a picturesque setting.

With its […]

Day 2 – a trip to the Ukraina countryside

On the second day of our stay, Oksana took us on a drive through the countryside, south of Kiev.

We drove through miles upon miles of flat, fertile farmland. It was plain to see that Ukraina once had had, and […]

Three days in Kiev, Ukraine

 

This spring brought three very pleasant days in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, or Ukraina as the ukrainians themselves say. Purely by chance, it turned out that the third day of our visit was on the Ukrainian […]

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

 

Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Kiev Pechersk Lavra or Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery and has also given name to one of the city districts where […]

Going to Kiev, Ukraina

Day 1: A Kiev city walk

We arrived late last night, installed ourselves in the excellent apartment and went straight to bed.

The apartment is situated on the main street of Kiev, the Khreshchatyk street close to the main […]

Kiev and the Ukraine – a short history

Kiev is one of the oldest cities of Eastern Europe and is believed to have been founden in the lte 9th century

The origin of the city is obscured by legends, the most famous one is about a Slavic tribe […]

Your favorite Kiev / Ukraine Guide – Oksana Tsupko

Without a basic knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet, a visit to Kiev (Kyjiv) or the Ukraine can be quite a challenge. There is a definite need for a guide !

A quick Google-search will produce a number of […]

A Moscow Pictures Gallery

Prague; Eating at the Blue Duck

U Modré Kachnicky

  U Modré Kachnicky, Prague

U Modré Kachnicky (The Blue Duckling) offers an elegant setting for delicious food. Located at no.6 Nebovidská Street in the Malá Strana. The interior gives an air of times long forgotten. It’s like entering […]

Moscow with a Guide

There are quite a few difficulties facing anyone who comes to Moscow as a tourist. The major one is, to my experience, the language. Not only is it impossible to understand what they are saying, it is also […]

Kremlin, Changing of the guards

The Changing of the Guards

 

Inside the Kremlin

An event not to be missed when inside the Kremlin is the changing of the guards. It is quite a spectacular event, with horses and guards, guardsmen firing guns in the air and the only […]

The Kremlin

The Kremlin

The Kremlin is a city within the city. It is the mythical power center of Russian federation as it was in the Soviet era. Surrounded by big walls it has also got the characteristics of a fortress.

As […]

Wieliczka SaltMines, Cracow

Wieliczka SaltMines

The SaltMines of Crakow is surely a sight not to be missed. It may sound a bit strange to visit a mine but it is certainly worth the effort. Getting there can be a challenge but all of […]

Elena – The best Moscow-guide

Elena-our-Moscow-Guide

—-If you ever decide to go to Moscow you will probably need a guide. First of all; evrything is of course written in Cyrillic letters here and they are quite impossible to read. Second; you need to be […]