Moscow – Glitz and Glamour of GUM Mall

This tip was written by our San Francisco based Explorer: Luda Berdnyk Luxurious, cosmopolitan, and wealthy: these words wouldn’t be out of place when describing the atmosphere in Moscow. With its sprawling skylines and businessmen in exotic cars, its no wonder how the city got its name. But have you ever wondered where the rich and…

Trans-Siberian Express – SIM Card Saviour

Here’s a Tiplr Tip of the best kind. I’m not saying that our destination suggestions aren’t brilliant, but let’s just say there’s no use visiting one of those brilliant beaches or bars if you can’t brag about it with an Instagram post, right?! As much as I hate to say it, we’re in the 21st…

Trans-Siberian Express – Get Your Golden Ticket!

In Russia, those efficient machines that scan your card, take your booking reference and then spit-out your tickets in seconds are not a luxury you’ll benefit from. Jumping on a train and buying a last-minute ticket is just not possible and if you leave it until the last minute, you’ll end up on a very…

Moscow – Secret Celebrations at Lucky Noodles

Originating in the 1920’s Prohibition Era in the United States, the ‘Speak-Easy’ is quickly becoming the coolest new bar trend all around the world with secret establishments popping up in every major city: you just might not have heard about them yet, and that’s exactly the point of attraction! No need to spend your New Years…

Moscow – Bring in the New Year at Tverskaya Ulitsa

Any major city comes with a major street. As bizarre as it sounds to rate a road as a must-see tourist attraction, it’s safe to say that nobody visits Paris and doesn’t take a walk down the Champs Elysees or on a trip to London doesn’t hit Oxford Street for some shopping. These landmarks provide a perfect…

Moscow – A Bath with a View

Tall and triumphant, the Triumph Palace Hotel is quite literally a step above the rest, renowned as the highest hotel in Europe. For a modest $100 USD per night, you can bring in the New Year on the 60th floor of a Neo-Classical high-rise, and become part of Moscow’s skyline in one of Russia’s most…