This Week in Travel – Travel News Podcast. Regular hosts Gary Arndt, Jen Leo, and Chris Christensen are joined by this week’s guest:
Robert Reid from ReidOnTravel.com joins us for a discussion of his recent article Why U.S. Travel Media Won’t Tell People to Visit Russia. Robert has reported on travel to Russia for years (including Travel to the Russian Far East – Amateur Traveler #406) but sees a surprising dearth of stories about travel to Russia from major U.S. travel publishers.
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- Robert – and the southern hemisphere
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One Response to “A Case for Travel to Russia – This Week in Travel #234”
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March 6th, 2018 at 2:26 pm
Interesting article about Russia. I guess with Putin bristling for confrontation Russia may appear hostile to some. I travelled through Russia staying with families along the way some years ago. What lovely hospitable people. I even spent a couple of days sharing a train compartment with 3 Russian army officers, who plied me with vodka, dumplings and cards, on a journey from Moscow to Irkutsk.
They were so concerned about the Russian Mafia in Irkutsk and my safety that they offered me accommodation when we got there. I declined because I was travelling out to Lake Baikal to stay with a family.
I’ve included my website address which is not complete at present but I am writing a blog on my overland trip to Australia which included Russia so more will follow.
Love your site though.