The ultimate 780-page travel guide to Russia for independent travelers is now available as a PDF download.
Updated in 2016, it has all the most important information you need to plan, organize, and enjoy your trip to Russia, such as:
- Guide to getting a Russian visa with no hotel ties and free itinerary
- Guide to getting Russian train tickets for cheap (including Trans-Siberian)
- Best hotels in terms of price / quality and off-the-beaten track locations
- Detailed guides to Moscow, St. Petersburg and other major destinations
- Russian language alphabet and phrasebook
- Practical advice (safety, dealing with cops, packing, etc. etc.)
- Free updates!
Available now for limited time only for $19.95 as a PDF download, so you can take it with- your to Russia! You can then copy this book to your Kindle device, read it on your iPhone or iPad (through the free Apple iBooks app or any other PDF reader), Android device or a computer.
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Why Is This Book Special?
What Russia is known for? Putin? Matreshki? Trans-Siberian? Vodka? Yes, it's all these things, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. For decades Russia has been exporting two things: the Crudes and the Cosmos. We mean it in a general sense: the Crudes are the oil and gas and materials, but also the crude attitude. The Cosmos is anything from Sputnik and GLONASS satellite system to the utopian systems that attempt to describe a part of the universe in its totality, like Mendeleev's table of elements, Stanislavsky's method acting system, and Tarkovsky's films.
Our new 780-page full color book about Russia
describes the country from this very different perspective. It offers you a different point of view that goes way beyond the media's streotypes into the very core of what Russia is about.
This book is also a travel guide with all information that was completely updated as of September 2016 even before the online version of Way to Russia travel guide. You can find out how to get a Russian visa, how to save hundreds of euros and dollars on the Trans-Siberian train, where to find the best lesser known hotels, and where to meet great people.
Overall it's an alternative independent guide to Russia with a different perspective.
The book has the listings of the best hotels (in terms of price/quality), most interesting places and clubs to see in many Russian cities, a complete Russian visa application guide, trains and Trans-Siberian guides, as well as extended sections on Russian culture, language and food.
The Russia guide book has all the necessary travel information on Russian visa, train travel, Trans-Siberian, Russian culture, Russian language
(with a phrasebook and alphabet), and cultural context
It also has destination guides to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Nobosibirk, Barnaul, Altay Mountains, Ikurtsk, Baikal Lake (including Olkhon island and Buryatia), Ulan-Ude and Vladivostok including recommendations of the best hotels, hostels, clubs, restaurants, sights, and places to go out.
The guide book was updated in September 2016, which makes it the most up-to-date travel guide available on the market (the last Lonely Planet was published in 2012, Wallpaper guide – in Spring 2014).
All the addresses are written in both English and Russian, so you can easily show it to a taxi driver or ask for directions.
Many listings have direct links to their websites (a URL or a QR code), which makes it easy to learn more about a place, look it up on the map, or reserve a hotel room from your smartphone.
Many pages have links to other related pages within the book, so you can easily follow the associative flow, finding the information you're really interested in, helping you build your own narratives.
The book is available in PDF format and has lots of beautiful photos.
You can also buy a hard-copy of this book through Amazon.Com, Amazon.Co.Uk or Amazon.De.
Check out the snapshots of the book to see how beautiful it is!
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