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When I was travelling 20 years ago, I met another backpacker who had been chased by wolves in the Carpathian Mountains, confirming every preconceived notion I had about this region of the world. Transylvania, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Communism and gymnasts were the only other things I associated with Romania. I have to admit, […]

Moscow, Russia

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Heading south-east from Helsinki after our night of sky-watching, we arrived in Moscow faster than you can say borscht. In desperate need of caffeine, we asked a few English-speaking locals for their recommendations. Kafe Pushkin, open all day every day, was the obvious winner – although we did have a little trouble locating Тверской бул. […]