Cultural Destinations to Expand your Mind

Taking a vacation does not need to be a time to shut your brain off. Learning about new cultures with fascinating history will expand your mind much more than the day to day monotony of working does. Learning will also leave you refreshed, relaxed, and ready to go back to work when the time comes.


St Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a fascinating city in Russia that is full of exciting cultural treasures that must be visited. The Hermitage is a lovely museum that is full of ancient artefacts and art. A visit to the Winter Palace is a must for people who are interested in learning more about the culture of this fascinating city. The stunning architecture of Church of Spilled Blood is something that must be seen to be believed. The Russian Ballet is world famous; if you have the opportunity catch a performance at the Mariinsky Theatre.


Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic and this beautiful city is steeped in history and it is a great walking city. The Old Town Square has existed since the 10th century and it a great place to start your visit. You can then wander across The Charles Bridge that is lined with beautiful statues and wind your way up the hill to St Vitus Cathedral. The cathedral is placed in a narrow space which means you have to crane your neck to see the top of this stunning building.


Bagan is located in Myanmar and it is an exciting city to visit for travellers. There are many beautiful Buddhist temples that you can visit. Make sure you visit Ananda Pahto which was completed in the 12th century. This remarkably preserved temple is a treat for visitors of all ages. You can take guided walking or cycling tours of the city. There are over 2000 Buddhist structures that give the skyline a magical feel. One great way to truly experience the beauty of this is to go for a ride in a hot air balloon.


Rome is a fascinating city to visit and there are many historical treasures to visit. The Colosseum is over 2,000 years old and this amphitheatre once hosted events that seated 50,000 to 80,000 spectators. Visiting the Vatican City is also a must. It is best to join through guided tours as this will allow you skip lines and allow you access to more buildings. Be sure to check out The Sistine chapel and see the beautiful work that Michelangelo painted here.


Budapest, Hungary is known as the “the city of baths” and because there are more than one hundred thermal springs that run underground there. Make sure you take the time to visit one of the public baths. Széchenyi Baths has 15 thermal baths for you to relax in. Try visiting the hookah lounges and immerse yourself in the culture. You can also take Hungarian cooking classes that allow for sampling at the end of class. You can also take a cruise along the Danube River and explore the city from the water.