What to pack for Russia
With many Russian cities experiencing around 6-months of snowfall, the chance of encountering a chilly day is very high. Purchase the traditional fur hat known as ushanka as both a practicality and souvenir.
With a reputation for out-of-order cash machines and signs that read ‘credit card not accepted’, arriving prepared with cash is a sensible idea. US Dollars and Euros can be easily exchanged when you travel to Russia.
Small souvenirs from your home country
The etiquette of giving a small gift is much appreciated in Russia, particularly when someone has hosted you or offered particular assistance on your journey. Keep a few small souvenirs from your home country on hand in case the occasion calls.
A sense of calm
Busy cities, fast cars and unpredictable weather may interfere with your adventure. Travel through Russia armed with a sense of calm and the moments of joy will always prevail.
Loose fitting pants
With bilinis and pelmenis rarely served in other parts of the world, you may want to experience a sizable share when visiting Russia. Loose fitting pants will allow you to lose yourself in the tastes without losing any comfort.