Russia Has Some Crazy Experiences for the Intrepid Traveler
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The best way to understand a culture is to live it through its culture, and Russia has some crazy cultural traditions, as Anastasia Krutikova points out in an article for Russia Beyond the Headlines.
Get to know the real Russia with a dip in an ice hole, she suggests.
“This tradition is attributed not only to the Russian Orthodox holiday of Epiphany, but also to pagan rites. Be it as it may, if you pay reasonable attention to safety precautions, it is a highly revitalizing experience beneficial both for those that want to boost their immune system and improve their endurance,” says Krutikova.
Visitors can also ride in a centrifuge.
“If you dreamed of becoming an astronaut as a child or enjoy extreme sensations, a centrifuge used for training future space explorers could be the perfect idea of fun for you,” writes Krutikova.
Visitors can head to Star City in Moscow to take advantage of this, which until recently was a classified aerospace training base whose whereabouts were unkown.
Russians are farmers just like many Americans and the interested can experience Russian farm life on the outskirts of major cities.
“Russian "tourist farms" are located in suburban villages near the metropolises of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The most promising experience offered by farmers, apart from riding in a tractor, hay-making and wood chopping is the opportunity to milk a cow,” says Krutikova.
Looking for more unique ideas for a trip to Russia? Read more here.
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