The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

6 November 2019

Whether it’s filling up on the delights of local cuisine, stretching out at elegant design hotels, hiking through jagged mountains, or swimming across crystalline lakes, travelling through the New East has, quite literally, something for everyone in every season. For the style-conscious traveller, this is your guide to where to travel — and the top places to eat, sleep, shop, and explore once you get there.

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The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

Explore Richter, a 5-star design hotel and creative space in a former Moscow mansion

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

Dine near the Dnipro at Mishi Blyahera, the restaurant reinventing Ukrainian gastronomy

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

Eat, drink, read, and party at the bookshop cafe at the heart of Pristina’s art scene

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

Sleeping high: stay at Batumi’s Kartuli Hotel on the 37th floor of a skyscraper by the Black Sea

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

Deep in the Siberian forest, this ancient rock formation has become free climbers’ best kept secret

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

Visit an eccentric underground museum in Timişoara modelled on a typical household in socialist Romania

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

Enjoy the bare, concrete beauty of Moss Hotel, where nature meets fine art

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

Stay at Tbilisi’s industrial chic hotel-cum-cultural hub set in a former printing house

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

Lose yourself in the healing waters of this Soviet-era sanatorium in remote Kyrgyzstan

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

A family-run guesthouse in Armenia’s stunning national park awaits food lovers and nature enthusiasts

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

Admire the eclectic Dungan mosque perched near the stunning Lake Issyk-Kul

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

In the outskirts of Budapest, explore the park stuffed full of Communist-era statues

​Top image: Stamba Hotel

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