Want to visit Moscow but want more information? My travel guide should give you some ideas.

Moscow, the capital and most popular city of Russia. It’s actually one of the largest cities in the world, and with that, comes a wide area to explore. I stayed in Moscow for a week and wanted to share the 3 things I think everyone must do or see when visiting Moscow.

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What Makes Moscow Special?

When I visited Moscow, I had low expecations. It was a stepping stone on my trip, and the first place I visited after leaving the UK. Boy, was I surprised. Moscow is packed full of rich, historic architecture. If you’re a history buff like me, you’ll be in your element in this Russian city. Around every corner, there’s some form of historic landmark, which are not only beautiful to look at, but have some interesting stories behind them.

What three things must you do?

1. Visit The Red Square and Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Quite possibly the heart of the city, The Red Square is host to a number of popular landmarks. The most prominent being Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Whilst here you can also visit GUM, a shopping centre packed full of luxury boutiques. From there, you can nip into a cafe for lunch, then walk across the square to Lenin’s Mausoleum. In between all the adventure, make sure you stop and take pictures. I spent so much time wandering around The Red Square and viewing it’s landmarks, and you should too.

Saint Basil's Cathedral

2. Laze Around In Gorky Park

You would never expect a park this beautiful to be hidden away inside a city. The park was designed by a world-famous, avant-garde architect, Konstantin Melnikov. From row boats, to roller skating, Gorky Park is packed full of activities. It was nice to actually take a moment to unwind in the park, and switch off from the outside world. Although, all the trees wreaked havoc on my hayfever, but that’s something you have to deal with.

Gorky park fountains

3. Explore The Moscow Kremlin

The Moscow Kremlin is a fortified complex that overlooks the Moskva River. Insdie the grounds you’ll stumble across five palaces and four cathedrals, along with the Kremlin walls and Kremlin towers. I generally have no idea how they’ve managed to get so many beautiful buildings in once place, but they have! The walls are over 500 years old, and perfectly house the architecutre inside. Ivan the Great Bell Tower and the Dormition Cathedral were two of my favourite buildings, but when you’re standing in between them all, it’s seriously difficult to choose.

inside the moscow kremlin

Moscow is packed with so much history and architecture, it’s difficult to take it all in. What I’ve mentioned above would be the essential things you have to do, but if you have more time, there’s definitely a lot more to explore.

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Want to visit Phuket but want more information? My travel guide should give you some ideas.

Phuket, possibly one of the most well-known islands in Thailand is a beautiful destination for anyone looking for a beach holiday. Whe you travel here, I know you’ll instinctively want to spend all your time lazing on white sands. While that’s a viable option, this island is worth exploring further. I ventured here after stopping off at Bangkok, in an attempt to have a relaxing beach break. To some extent, I got that. Read through to the end of this post to find out why.

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What Makes Phuket Special?

You’d honestly only have to google this to figure it out. Phuket is simply beautiful. The island is packed full of beaches, rainforest, and tropical wild life. Don’t be surprised if you drive past working elephants, or encounter a wild monkey that tries to steal your fruit. Can I also mention that it’s ridiculously cheap?

What three things must you do?

1. Relax On The Beaches

Believe me when I say, there’s plenty of them. Now I know the below beach doesn’t look relaxing, but that’s because it’s iconic. It’s actually Maya Bay, featured in the film The Beach. Tourists flock to see it, and when you see the clear blue sea, you’ll know why. If you explore Phuket at the right time, you’ll actually be able to find a secluded beach that’s perfect for relaxing on.

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2. Visit The Phuket Big Buddha

You’ve got to visit some local landmarks, right? The strange thing about The Phuket Big Buddha, is that it’s actually not finish. I’m not too sure if it will be when you’re reading this post, but yeah. A good thing about that though, is that you can actually donate money to complete the building. In return, you get to sign your name on the back of a tile that is used in the construction of the Buddha’s base!

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3. Feed The Locals Of Monkey Island

If you love monkeys as much as me, you definitely need to stop off here. Most of the day trips to Phi Phi actually stop of at Monkey Island. It’s a cute little mass of sand, with a bundle of palm trees. What’s better is that there are plenty of monkeys running around. From full adults, to little infants, it’s honestly the cutest thing ever. You can’t really feed them, however the tour guides normally bring nuts and bananas to encourage them to venture away from the trees.

his phuket travel guide monkey island

Phuket is honestly such a beautiful place. Unfortunately, when I was there I had a little accident including a road and a scooter. Yeah, I fell off. I didn’t let it ruin my adventure though, and I still managed to take in all the sights of Phuket. What’s the moral of the story? Hail a taxi to get around.

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Want to visit New York but want more information? My travel guide should give you some ideas.

 New York, also known as ‘The Big Apple’, is one of the most desirable locations for anyone looking at a trip across the pond. There’s so much to do, it’s difficult to know where to even begin. Thankfully, I’ve been and experienced it so I’ll pass on a little bit of advice based on my experience.

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What Makes New York Special?

Where do I even begin to explain this – the reasons are endless. New York is a bustling city, packed full of culture, history and landmarks. Alongside this, there’s plenty of restaurants, bars and coffee spots ready to be explored. I loved how busy, yet friendly New York was. It honestly is the city that never sleeps, and no matter what time of day you choose to explore, I’m sure you’ll find something to do.

What three things must you do?

1. Visit Central Park

Right in the heart of Manhattan, Central Park is an iconic destination. The fact that the urban park has over 40 million visitors a year should give you enough of a reason to visit. I could quite easily spend an entire day in the park, there’s honestly so much to do. Whether you’re rollerskating through the park, watching some dancers or having a bite to eat, you’ll definitely be entertained.

new york travel guide central park

2. View The Statue Of Liberty

Good old Lady Liberty. She truly is breathtaking, and you really have to see it to believe it. If you want to see her up close, I’d recommend booking your tickets before you go. Unfortunately, I didn’t do that so could only admire from a distance. However, don’t fret. There’s actually a ferry that goes from Manhattan to Staten Island and the view is just as good.

new york travel guide statue of liberty

3. Shop Until Your Heart Is Content

If you go to New York and don’t go shopping, you’ve done it wrong. There’s a shopping location in pretty much every district of New York. From big department stores, to smaller local concessions, there’s something here for everyone. I’ll still never forget this shirt I decided not to buy from Banana Republic, and to this day, I still can’t find anything that suits my style more. What’s the reason for me telling you that? If you’re in New York, go with your instincts. Buy what you want and deal with the aftermath another time.

new york travel guide shopping street

There is genuinely so much to do in New York, but this post would be too long! If you venture there, don’t forget to check out Times Square, One World Trade Centre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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