For centuries, tourism was a pursuit largely reserved for nobility. By the Middle Ages though, the rise of Christianity and success of the crusades saw a surge in pilgrimages across all classes, for religious salvation, to pray for relatives or simply to escape the misery of medieval life. This was the first time people were travelling en masse for reasons other than war, trade or industry – and was the beginning of tourism proper.
In this fifth installment of our registrars travel diary, Nickos talks pancakes, pot holes and pillows… Read the full post
In the fourth installment of Nickos’ travel blog the team make the tricky crossing from the Finnish border into Russian territory…
In the third part of Nickos’ travels to Russia, Nickos wonders why they didn’t take the obvious route of crossing the Baltic Sea. Read the full post
Here is the second installment in Nickos Gogolos journey to Russia. Read the full post
For the next seven weeks, we’ll be serialising our Registrar Nickos Gogolos’s recent travels to Russia. Here we go… Read the full post