- It's located 2 hours south of Moscow (So not too far of a drive after the long plane ride!)
- The city itself is older than Moscow (Means there should be some good architecture and sightseeing)
- Tula was known as the greatest ironworking center of Eastern Europe and has a large weapons museum (I don't think that will be on my sightseeing list...)
- The city is best known for making Samovars (it's a large metal container that boils water to make tea - sort of looks like a giant tea pot)
- Tula is the home and burial place for Leo Tolstoy (writer of War & Peace)
Hopefully I will get to visit soon!