10 Ways to Enjoy Russia (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

(Published on October 19, 2013 in the Philippine Daily Inquirer)

10 Ways to Enjoy Russia by Niña Terol-Zialcita, in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Photo of the Moscow Kremlin courtesy of the Russian Embassy
10 Ways to Enjoy Russia by Niña Terol-Zialcita, in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Photo of the Moscow Kremlin courtesy of the Russian Embassy

To the intrepid traveler in search of exotic sites and adventures, Russia is the perfect starting point for the trip of a lifetime.

Aside from being the largest country in the world, spanning two continents and covering 1/7 of the earth’s total land area, Russia is also home to some of the most awe-inspiring natural and manmade wonders on the planet. (Some of the most widely televised events in the world will be held there, such as the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in November and the July 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.)

If the mere thought of navigating your way through this vast territory overwhelms you, fear not. Here are some must-sees and dos to get you started.

Winter Palace | Photo courtesy of the Russian Embassy
Winter Palace | Photo courtesy of the Russian Embassy
St. Basil's Cathedral (courtesy of the Russian Embassy)
St. Basil’s Cathedral | Photo courtesy of the Russian Embassy

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