Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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More Russian than Russia itself, St Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

More Russian than Russia itself

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... 20th century must be counted as a kind of revival, a resurrection - Robert Kaiser, Russia: The People and the power (1984) · St Petersburg, Russia · Prague time +2hrs · Days to get to Prague - 8 A fustrated Henk. Now there's a first Taking ...

'anging at the Ermitazh, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

'anging at the Ermitazh

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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After a fast and furious Moscow visit, it was time to move onto a more cultured and sedate St Petersburg. In 1700, this area was still occupied by the Swedes, but Peter the Great had decided that a port and navy were essential to Russia's future, so by ...

Russia!...St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Russia!...St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by roadtrip

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... to turn when I came out of the metro! Just shows how friendly some Russians are really. When I was sitting having a beer that night a Russian guy asked to sit on the same table as me as there were no other tables available. He also spoke some English, and ...

Ending Our Long Train Journey In Style., St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Ending Our Long Train Journey In Style.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... our walking tour would meet us in the foyer at 10.00 am so we went out to find some breakfast and look around. St. Petersburg, by reputation is expensive, aligning itself more to Europe, but we didn't find it to be overly so. A cooked breakfast ...

st petersburg and Moscow, St petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

st petersburg and Moscow

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... guide and don't forget your passport. heike and i traveled in the same number 30 overnight kupe just in different carriages from st petersburg to Moscow bargain at 12 quid each. Almost forgot spent two night at the hostel all seasons next to a ...

St Petersburg- Pancakes and panic, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg- Pancakes and panic

A travel blog entry by siandcath

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... (and still is) the home to so many artists, musicians and poets. For me, with my arts background, being in St Petersburg was a big responsibility. There were so many theaters to visit, music performances to see, art galleries to wander through ...

Leningrad, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Leningrad

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... evening to my hostel, the back of my jacket will be full of dry spit! I had this effect in central America as well. St Petersburg, Leningrad, Peteograd, Piter, however you may know this city, I did not know it's the fourth biggest city in Europe! In ...

Off To A Flying Start, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Off To A Flying Start

A travel blog entry by irax

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... . In St Petersburg it's Nika, who is only 18, I'd have never thought she was that young. She knows everything about St Petersburg and is able to answer any question that we have (Although I've probably already forgotten almost everything that she told ...

From Russia With Love, Sankt Peterburg, Russia travel blog

From Russia With Love

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... ancient town of beautiful Suzdal in the Golden Ring we left the grandness of Moscow behind, it can be rivalled only by the elegance of St Petersburg. The city which was founded by Peter the Great as a "window to the west", on a swamp only 300 years ago, ...

St Petersburg, Russia: Venice of the North, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg, Russia: Venice of the North

A travel blog entry by samber

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... room smells like mould but for 30 quid a night I guess that was inevitable, at least we have a cracking view. The St Petersburg History Museum definitely had a certain kind of odour but whether that came from the building, exhibits or elderly ...

Nevskiy Prospekt and Beyond, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Nevskiy Prospekt and Beyond

A travel blog entry by hiwhthi

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... by the numerous canals, but I found them lacking the intimacy and charm of those found in European cities. Instead, canals in St. Petersburg were broad promenades where the boats seemed to be on parade and the buildings stood as a backdrop ...

The 101 bus to Kronstadt, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The 101 bus to Kronstadt

A travel blog entry by cemewa

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... built by Peter the Great to defend his Russian capital and later the home of the mighty Baltic fleet of the Russian navy. It is about 50 kilometres from St Petersburg. It is still an island but connected to both sides of the bay of Finland by a four lane ...

Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Peter and Paul Fortress

A travel blog entry by hiwhthi

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We had the second day in St. Petersburg to ourselves, so Kathie and I decided to see the Peter and Paul Fortress. We took the bus to the Hermitage and walked across two bridges over two branches of the Neva River to get to Hare's Island where the ...

Delightful Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Delightful Saint Petersburg

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... early in the morning and set off wandering the town for the next 12 hours. Moscow may have a cathedral that looks like a cake but St Petersburg is like the icing on the cake of our trip through Russia! The city is full of amazing old buildings, palaces, ...

A big Snowy Day out Being Cultural, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

A big Snowy Day out Being Cultural

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... 1153pm, I aim to get there for 11pm so it shouldn't be too busy for rucksack carriers.  We also went looking for Russian hats. I fancied getting myself a proper fur hat. After passing lots of poor quality ones we went into a real hat shop with real ...

An assortment of other pictures...non picturesque, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

An assortment of other pictures...non picturesque

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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A little ode to randomness for St Petersburg...   Some Pics of the Apple Hostel. My room, the sitting room (the door to the right is one of the showers! and the eccentric shower (please note how the shower is plugged into electricty just to the ...

The last leg of out asian journey., St. Petersberg, Russia travel blog

The last leg of out asian journey.

A travel blog entry by surgeongeneral

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... the city, and buying souvenirs for everyone, we commenced another night of drinking and dancing, because to not dance with the beautiful Russian women would be a terrible shame. On my way home to pack for the airport around 5 in the morning again, and ...

Pie Making and night walks, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Pie Making and night walks

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... my hands. I kid you not. Then we ambled back to the hostel and watched a film called Admiral which tells a true story of a Russian naval Officer who headed up the White Army against the Red Army when the revolution happened in the early 1900's. Irena very ...

The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The Hermitage

A travel blog entry by hiwhthi

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After we finished our lunch of meat-filled pastries, our tour guide Albina led us on to the second half of our day through the Hermitage.     The entrance to the Hermitage was at the Winter Palace building, from the side facing the ...

From Helsinki To Russia (or Monday part 2), St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

From Helsinki To Russia (or Monday part 2)

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... up my bed for me and gave mr a towel before ushering me into the kitchen to see if I wanted a drink. I met Irene who is a Russian doctor studying in a physcoatric hospital and living in the hostel in the same room with me. We chatted a while, I told her ...

Catherine's Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Catherine's Palace

A travel blog entry by hiwhthi

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... taking snapshots and videos.    We almost didn't come here.  By the third day we felt our experience in St. Petersburg was complete, so we decided to visit one of the royal palaces located in the outlying areas.  Our first choice ...

Beautiful = Freezing. A Paradox perhaps, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Beautiful = Freezing. A Paradox perhaps

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... so I think we shall have a chat a a drink and gossip about Neil! (only joking Neil!) Some final thoughts and notes on St Petersburg.  People: The people here are lovely and friendly, even the ones I've walked up to in the street thrusting a map into ...

St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by muratcan

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The gateway to Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The gateway to Russia

A travel blog entry by oliehuntersmart

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... . Most of the mosaique pictures would make an excellent caption competition...have a go!   There other are two other musts in St .Petersburg, the first being a trip to the ballet, which we were lucky enough to get a ticket each for £8 to see ...

Russia 1 Duncan 0, Saint-Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Russia 1 Duncan 0

A travel blog entry by rtwmurraystyle

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Wow, what a difference a day makes! I can only describe St Petersburg as a backpacker's nightmare. No one here speaks English, there are no information points anywhere and the signs are impossible to read. In stark contrast to the Finns the people here ...

Lovely luscious Leningrad, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Lovely luscious Leningrad

A travel blog entry by mr_awesome

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... my packing. We find some tourist info type boards and manage to locate an information office where we pick up the biggest diamond - St Petersburg in Your Pocket does not leave us for the duration of our stay here. It points us to an internet cafe (Quo ...

There is no love sincerer than the love of food., Saint-Petersburg, Russia travel blog

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... . I admit to pass the time, I spent part of my meal pretending I was a rich heiress involved in some shady scheme in high-society St Petersburg. She brought me the menu, and it was all I could do not to jump up and down with delight as she lit the candle ...

Sight seeing - Saint Petersburg!, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Sight seeing - Saint Petersburg!

A travel blog entry by john_kristine

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... ourselves in the middle of the Fast and Furious 5 premiere last night - lots of girlies wearing very little standing around ;o). I love St Petersburg. Oh one last thing. As we walked around the Neva River we came across a big old fashioned Pirate Ship - ...

Palaces of the Romanovs, Faberge Eggs and Sable!, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Palaces of the Romanovs, Faberge Eggs and Sable!

A travel blog entry by colerumbough

... to get a burger, fries, Nutella & banana crepe and some ice cream. Yum!   Today, I took it easy. I just explored St Petersburg with Claire, Chloe, Leanna, and a quiet girl named Elizabeth I just met today. First, we went to a quaint French café ...

St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by moleandplace

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... cruise ships docked next to us and there is a river cruise ship in. All adding to the crowds.   Didn’t realise that St Petersburg is a group of islands connected by rivers and canals. All very pretty heaps of palaces and churches all well-kept. ...

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