Moscow and St Petersburg encompass the best elements of Russia's turbulent past and glittering present.
Known as uguisu no fun in Japanese, nightingale droppings help the skin retain moisture and fight sun damage.
A two-night weekday ($235) or weekend ($245) stay at the Red Agave Resort.
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A land of vertigo-inducing views
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A rugged route is changing the region
An Irish town ruled by a goat
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