Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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The magnificent Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The magnificent Hermitage

A travel blog entry by danly

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... which I hope you all enjoy! After wandering the Hermitage for hours we were hungry and stumbled on a Russian franchise we'd spotted all around Moscow and St Petersburg. It’s called Teremok which is a modern Russian food outlet. They mainly do greasy ...

A few days in St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

A few days in St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... pieces that you could literately touch them. Not that this would be wise to do, it would probably extend your visit to St Petersburg indefinitely, but anyways. We found it well worth the time visiting the Hermitage, yes it is a big tourist attraction, ...

Long, long, long train ride, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Long, long, long train ride

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... days? That was the very first thing I wrote in a diary some seven months and 30,000km back. So here's the grey, dandying around St Petersburg, the most beautiful city in the world, bar none, game over, hang the gloves up,  a city of angels, when ...

St. Petersburg for White Nights, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

St. Petersburg for White Nights

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... have to go back another time to see the Armory!  I get to to the airport, which is no easy task, and head to St. Petersburg a few hours late. Getting in very late, I find my hotel by around 10:30pm, but am confused because it is still so light ...

The Man Who Sold The World, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The Man Who Sold The World

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... out flowers and champagne to all visitors, especially those from the Middle East... We had a pretty shitty overnight bus ride from Tallin to St Petersburg, made worse by the fact that my seat didn't have a lock on the hinge, so if I leant back I ended ...

Sightseeing in St Petes, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Sightseeing in St Petes

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... the hope that we may return to some news of our luggage. We decided to have breakfast out...something we won't be doing again since St Petersburg is a very expensive city - 17 for one tea, one coffee, one orange juice and a croissant!!!! So, that will ...

St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by danly

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... overhead when we got out of the church so we decided to start heading home.  There is quite a distance between metro stations in St Petersburg and the heavens opened up almost as soon as we were out on the street.  We were hit by huge rain ...

Russian to St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Russian to St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... well as seeing the main sights and learning some basic russian phrases, much easier than a phrase book!) All the attractions in st petersburg are close together and within walking distance during our guiuded tour we had most of them pointed out to us ...

Our tour, Nevsky Prospect, Russia travel blog

Our tour

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... , I won't go into it all here but it too is splendid. The Russian people suffered greatly during the Second World War and St Petersburg alone lost 1.5 million people, mostly women and children. Bread was made up with sawdust and glue and many of the ...

We've arrived in Russia...our rucksacks haven't!!, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

We've arrived in Russia...our rucksacks haven't!!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... to thank everybody who came to the train station to see us on our way...what a send off!! Fantastic :-) Our journey to St Petersburg via Helsinki was pretty uneventful....even though I am convinced we got far too close to another plane that was travelling ...

Look its been snowing, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Look its been snowing

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... pressure tablets, the laptop, DVD player, portable footspa and the malaria tablets. All now considered a luxury. We will update on what St Petersburg is like sometime tomorrow when we are less tired. For tea tonight we have had 1 Litre of Yogurt, a bag ...

That is some Serious Art, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

That is some Serious Art

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... little bit lost, taking a wrong turn somewhere as we always seem to do. It was good though as we got to see a side of St Petersburg off the tourist strip. We also saw the statute of Nicholas I and once back on Nevsky Prospect, the statue of Catherine ...

To Russia with love, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

To Russia with love

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... every day of the year. It's a beautiful city and one can't help but be impressed with the generous roadways and footpaths, it seems very well laid out for traffic, and with a population of 4.6million people in St Petersburg traffic is a big ...

Culture Vultures, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Culture Vultures

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... for vodka tasting tonight.  Would like to go to a pub but cant afford a beer as they are almost 3 pound. Felt quite safe in St Petersburg and not as dodgy as we thought, quite a few people have had to bribe the police, we adopt the head down, no eye ...

Ice dodging, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Ice dodging

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... edit: Not all the left over pancakes (though some of you might believe it) only two! Went for a quick walk around St Petersburg and took in the following sights: Church of our Savior on spilled blood The Hermitage Eternal flame symbolising the siege of ...

From Russia With Love, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

From Russia With Love

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... , because I like being purposely vague and also because our new found friends will be reading, I'll leave with some "Quotes from St Petersburg"..... "Australians eat their young" "If that woman gets up and dances on the table I'm going to be sick" ...

The Benzodiapine haze, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The Benzodiapine haze

A travel blog entry by catters

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... time and hence tend to build up over a few days, especially if you are taking a couple too many. I remember bits of Saint Petersburg, a few nights out, a great walking tour, the amazing summer palace, I think I even went on a date with a Russian girl ...

It Begins!, St Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

It Begins!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... and sound last night and on time. Got picked up from the airport and taken to our homestay not far from the centre of St Petersburg. Are staying with a widow called Irina who is very nice and cooks great food for us. Any attempt that we may have to ...

Update from St Petersburg with photos!, St Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Update from St Petersburg with photos!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... ) - narrowly avoided a major international incident when my towel fell off on the way to the shower! It feels a lot more genuine Russian experience than staying in one of the 5* hotels (yes I have to keep telliing Emma that!) Today is a lot warmer ...

Ballet and all in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Ballet and all in St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... . We both loved it and I think Ryan is forever changed to enjoy ballet performances with live orchestra's going forward. Visiting St. Petersburg and seeing a classic ballet performed in the Hermitage Theatre is a dream come true and an absolute must for ...

St Petersburg and Moscow, St Petersburg and Moscow, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg and Moscow

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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An early morning start and we on our way by train from Helsinki to St Petersburg. Russian border control is as strict as ever and we eventually make it into St Petersburg 6 hours later. We are greeted by Marc's Russian friend, Dmitry, who he used to ...

Living in a Squat, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Living in a Squat

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... the train we wandered down Nevsky Prospect, past Admiralty Gardens and onto the famous Peter the Great, the Bronze Horseman statue. St Petersburg is definitely a beautiful city. We walked past St Isaac's Cathedral and along the frozen river. At this time ...

St. Petersburg, the Hermitage and Odd Breakfasts, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St. Petersburg, the Hermitage and Odd Breakfasts

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... combined losses of around 700,000 in the entire Second World War. Ellen had been hounding me to death when we arrived St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) about concealing the fact that we are tourists. "They'll take advantage of us. Even the police are ...

The Curse Of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The Curse Of St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... had been paid for in a rather final and un refundable way that we realised we had also bought tickets to Moscow from St Petersburg - which we already had..... But under the circumstances we were still happy with the result. It may have taken four ...

St Pete's - it's all a festive blur, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Pete's - it's all a festive blur

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... structures, so much so that the Germans used the spire of the fortress as a sighting target during the seige of Leningrad (as St Petersburg was named back then). Still, it's an attractive building glowing gold in the gloaming. We couldn't get in to the ...

In Soviet Russia.....  Vodka drink you!, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

In Soviet Russia..... Vodka drink you!

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... /etc. Oh and the Russian border guards are everything you imagine them to be, furry hats and all.... At about 7am we reached St Petersburg, we got the metro to the right station using our pro cyrillic writing skills, the metro station we got on at puts ...

White nights continue, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

White nights continue

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... spot and meet up with Veronika, another couch surfing contact, who takes me to a museum exploring the scary history of St. Petersburg's founding and development.  The coolest part of our brief time together was the hall of mirrors.  We ...

Ra Ra Rasputin, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Ra Ra Rasputin

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Well, Russia and more specifically St Petersburg. As I said in the previous entry, actually getting to Russia was something neither Kat nor I expected to achieve in our wildest dreams. To be honest until I crossed that border I didn't think we were going ...

Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Peter and Paul Fortress

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... in the middle. The St Peter's and St Paul's Cathedral was very ornate but we enjoyed the exhibition The History of St. Petersburg in the old Commandant's House After hours of wandering through the museum and being watched we walked across Troitsky ...

Russia, St Petersburg, Moscow, Russian Federation travel blog

Russia

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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... annd organised for a "Buddy" in each town to show us around. On the train from Helsinki to St Petersburg we had our first "Russian Experience"... Just before the border a foreign exchange trolley came along the train. Everybody was changing money, so ...

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