Wildlife of Moscow city parks

Wildlife of Moscow Parks

Despite the rapid rate of urban development, Moscow is still quite a green city. It is surrounded by large parks and tracts of forest on the fringes of the city, … Read more

Paraty historic center, Brazil

Best things to do in Paraty, Brazil

Wedged between the jungle-covered mountains and the brilliant blue waters of an island-studded bay, Paraty is one of the most adorable and picturesque small towns in Brazil. Its spectacularly well-preserved … Read more

The Greatest Mosques of Istanbul - Suleymaniye Mosque

The Greatest Mosques of Istanbul

One of the most fascinating periods of life in Istanbul is the Ottoman Golden Century – the age of Sultan Suleiman. And perhaps the most interesting character in the Ottoman … Read more

Old Streets of Istanbul - Sultanahmet

Old streets of Istanbul

One of my favourite things to do in Istanbul was getting lost in a maze of its old streets. Riding a tram to the last stop just to end up … Read more

Topkapi Palace Harem hallway

Ottoman Istanbul – Topkapi Palace

Having explored Byzantine Constantinople I could now explore the power seat of the Ottoman Istanbul – Topkapi Palace. With its sprawling complex of buildings and thousands of residents, Topkapi Palace was considered … Read more

Birds of Istanbul - Yellow-legged gull

Istanbul Birds

While Istanbul trip was not aimed at finding wildlife, there were enough birds that were impossible to miss. The most obvious Istanbul birds are the seagulls. Hundreds if not thousands of them … Read more

Day trip from Moscow - Gorohovets

Historic day trip from Moscow

Having explored most of historic Moscow my friend and me decided to go on a historic day trip from Moscow and visit one of the small, out-of-the-way traditional old Russian … Read more