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I think we can all agree that traveling around the former Soviet Union is among the most "off-the-beaten-path" travel destinations! Taking the road less traveled is as fascinating as it is exciting. Ditch the crowded, expensive tourist traps, and head to the former Eastern Bloc! Check out my posts below to help you get there and get as much as possible out of your trip!

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10 Best Things to Do in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Walking around the city of Bishkek, you’ll see an interesting blend of old Soviet-era apartment buildings and monuments, modern shopping malls, and lush green parks with wide prospects. Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan, and is a vibrant, yet not so well-known city in Central Asia. It’s a great destination for those interested in Soviet […]

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central Asia

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armenia

Moldova

Kazakhstan

EASTERN EUROPE

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Pssst - Where are the rest?

As of right now, I have not hit my goal of traveling to all 15 former Soviet republics - I'm a working girl, cut me some slack! In the meantime, however, I am doing a ton of research to plan these future trips. Interested in seeing what online resources I use to create an itinerary to ensure my travels are educational, thorough, and, most important of all, safe?

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