Travel to foreign countries means experiencing the unknown. How terrifying! Or, perhaps, how exhilarating! Educational, even. It's fun to challenge yourself, to experience something new and step outside your comfort zone.
Some places are more daunting or attractive than others. Russia, for example! Unfamiliar to most who have not been there, Russia can be challenging to define... This leads to travelers’ myths, many of which I encounter frequently as a travel professional. Here are nine I feel are worth debunking:
Rich travel experiences are grounded in common sense, well-informed guides and a healthy store of curiosity and adventure. If you are looking for a new and interesting destination, ignore the myths and consider Russia.
Do you have myths about travel to Russia you think are worth busting or proving right? Drop a comment below and let’s discuss it!
Slava Shirokov is a Russian native and a COO of Travel All Russia, a travel company specializing in tourism to Russia.
Russian Life is a 29-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.
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