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Life in Russia

Life in Russia: Moscow

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Here's an introduction to life in Russia, focusing on the capital city of Moscow. Discover more about shopping in Russia, getting to know Russian people, entering into the world of expat dating and finding new hobbies.

best christmas markets in Europe

European Christmas markets: A guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe

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‘Tis the season for Christmas carols, Santa, mulled wine and European Christmas markets. Head to some of the best European markets at Christmas to discover on holiday.

Stay in a castle

Stay in a castle: 25 of the best castles to stay in Europe

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Staying in a castle gets you closer to royalty, celebrities, legends – and ghosts? Here are 25 of best castles to stay in Europe for a romantic, royal or spooky adventure.

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

Rick Steves: History behind Christmas trees and manger scenes in Europe

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Christmas trees and mangers are now in homes, squares, and streets all over Europe. But they are more than just decorations — there is a rich history behind them.

How to eat healthy in flights

10 tips on how to eat healthy on flights

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Helpful advice for frequent expat travellers who want to keep their healthy eating habits while travelling on an airplane and stay away from some less than appetising plane food.

A to Z guide of the world’s groups 'without borders'

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You can easily work abroad, volunteer, or meet new people in a diversity of interests – dogs, entrepreneurs, knitting, mothers, soccer, teachers, theatre, technology, translators and more.

Top 8 places to visit in Moscow

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Moscow is a lively city, full of things to see and places to visit, from the Kremlin to lots of spots for shopping and sightseeing.

Russian Holidays 101: the story of Babushka

Russian Holidays 101: the story of Babushka

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One of the most famous things about Christmas in Russia is the story of Babushka, however most people in Russia have never heard the tale. James Cooper assists.

Rick Steves: Exploring Europe’s natural wonders

Rick Steves: Exploring Europe’s natural wonders

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Travel writer Rick Steves urges you to get out of town -- and discover Europe's natural beauty.

Rick Steves: Thrill seeking in Europe

Rick Steves: Thrill seeking in Europe

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From mountain biking in Switzerland to surfing in Munich: Rick Steves shows that Europe has plenty of thrills and chills to satisfy the adventure traveler.

Groups and clubs in Moscow

Groups and clubs in Moscow

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Here’s a list of some of the groups and clubs that you can join while staying in Moscow.

Tips for expat women in Moscow

Tips for expat women in Moscow

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Andrea Martins encourages expat women to make the most out of their time in Russia. Here are her six top tips.

Rick Steves: Biking in Europe - a bridge over cultural barriers

Rick Steves: Biking in Europe - a bridge over cultural barriers

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Travel writer Rick Steves explains the benefits of getting in the saddle.

Rick Steves: How to bargain at Europe’s markets

Rick Steves: How to bargain at Europe’s markets

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Travel guru Rick Steves offers these tips on when and how to haggle in the markets and bazaars of Europe.

The Good Guest Guide

The Good Guest Guide

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Some expats refer to it as the fish phenomenon: after three days even the best guest, just like fish, goes off. Janet Rogers offers some tips on how to keep your house 'fish-free'.



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