Russia
Spending a Week in Moscow

Spending a Week in Moscow

How to Spend a Week in Moscow When on the phone with Delta booking our RTW (round the world) tickets, our only real snag came when booking Moscow. We had to stay for 8 days because we couldn't find seats to leave the city. Thus, we arrived for our week in Moscow...

Finding an Affordable Place to Stay in Moscow

Finding an Affordable Place to Stay in Moscow

Where Do You Want to Be Near in Moscow? In order to get our Russian Visas for our Round the World (RTW) trip, we must be able to tell the Kremlin where we are staying. That's a bit creepy to me, but I bet the US does the same thing to Visa requesters here. Regardless,...

Sorting out the Chinese and Russian Visas

Sorting out the Chinese and Russian Visas

Getting together our Visas for our Round the World trip is becoming a logistical challenge. I've already blogged about this a bit, so here's an update. We need Visas for China and Russia for our Round the World trip. For China, we can't get our Visa prior to 90 days,...

Hacking Chinese and Russian Letters of Introduction

Hacking Chinese and Russian Letters of Introduction

How to Hack the Chinese and Russian Letters of Introduction (note: this post was updated in 2019) After routing our Round the World Trip on Delta, we had to figure out what to do in the four cities we had booked. Where would stay on our RTW trip and what would we do?...

How to Get Chinese and Russian Visas Simultaneously

How to Get Chinese and Russian Visas Simultaneously

The Full Cost of Round the World Travel (Note: this post was updated in 2019) Did we really just commit to taking a month off from work, taking our daughter out of school, possibly renting out our house, and budgeting for this grand round-the-world trip? Yes. Thus,...