The more you know about a destination, the more enriching your experience will be. MIR recommends reading up before you leave home. So settle back in your armchair with some of our favorite books about our favorite places.

 

Trans-Siberian Express

St. Basil's in Russia

Old Believers in Siberia Photo credit: Helge Pedersen

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Friendly faces in Arbanassi Village, near Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Photo credit: Michel Behar

Estonian folk singers

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Georgian Musicians

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