Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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Museums and a pushy guide, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Museums and a pushy guide

A travel blog entry by nutsjunior

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Robbery in the metro and more..., St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Robbery in the metro and more...

A travel blog entry by tilman

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St. Petersburg, a story itself...! After horrible 9 hours in bus without sleep we arrived St. Petersburg. Even though we went there in April it was quite cold. First we searched our hostel, that was not easy to find. Then we decided to make a ...

ITINERARY - PART III - ST.PETERSBURG, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

ITINERARY - PART III - ST.PETERSBURG

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

... day before . Meet fellow vodkatrain companions - Thomas Hardy and nurse Sophie from Leeds and Polina our lovely St. Petersburg guide . Rick and I visit Russian State Museum - amazing C19th Russian artists' work . Polina teaches us the etiquette of vodka ...

Mother Russia, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Mother Russia

A travel blog entry by dawieboy

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... us on our way to the hostel.  Very tasty, I know what it means to be a smoker....respect to you guys. Anyway St Petersburg is a lovely city with some spectacular buildings, to name a few the Hermitage, St Isaacs and the Church of the ...

Communist Era Train Travel, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Communist Era Train Travel

A travel blog entry by laurantim

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... a ticket out of Kazakhstan, and we couldn't get that ticket because you could not buy tickets for trains in Kazakhstan from Russian agents because, because, just because.  So for that reason we decided to fly.  And the reason we decided to ...

Heathrow - St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Heathrow - St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by alikat

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... before we left, Doug and I had brought half of Boots with us, so have been able to treat them. (No infections present!) St Petersburg was lovely, the Honcho, Marina was very informative and took us to lots of places that were 'very Russian'. The ...

Celebrating New Year in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Celebrating New Year in Saint Petersburg

A travel blog entry by carita

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... Russia. Everybody's celebrating. We as well a bit. Are now at a sushi restaurant eating some delicious sushi and dringing Russian champagne. Later there will be huge fireworks. Mysteriously all the clouds are away. Hmm.. maybe they sprayed some chemicals ...

Lovely weekend in Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Lovely weekend in Saint Petersburg

A travel blog entry by brookeandnick

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We arrived in Saint Petersburg after our last Russian train, overnight from Moscow. We traveled 3rd class, called 'platskartny', and it wasn't too bad if you don't mind sleeping in a coffin-sized box. It was actually fine for one night but we wouldn't ...

Nature abhors a vacuum...., St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Nature abhors a vacuum....

A travel blog entry by jcontheroad

... a gap in traffic...but I'll come back to that! Left Helsinki fairly early to allow me to get through the border and onto St Petersburg. The skies were very grey with low and heavy cloud cover, it kindly waited until about 10 miles before the border before ...

Leaving Moscow and on to St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Leaving Moscow and on to St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by helz_on_tour

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... to flag down what we think was a taxi! It was about 13 degrees at night so pretty nice. We booked our night train to St Petersburg and we arrived here about 11am this morning (Saturday) the train took about 9 hours. Already you can tell that it is ...

St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by follow_me

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... entry to Russia everyone must fill in a declaration form with passport details etc, only problem is its all in bloody Russian, which was fun! Later found out the authorities had only recently removed the English translation from the form, fortunately the ...

"Gee, it's good to be back home"

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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"I love you, Peter's Great Creation" I spent yesterday and today just wandering about St Petersburg, partly due to a desire to do nothing and a bit of bad planning on my part.  I had forgotten just how amazing this place was, and I questioned what I ...

Pretty Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Pretty Petersburg

A travel blog entry by paul_karen

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... teenagers that we managed to find the entrance....right by the telephone box of course!  We could immediately tell why they call St. Petersburg Russia's prettiest city. We walked all over the place as its the best way to see it. The architecture ...

Still working on this blogging tool, St. Petersburg, United States travel blog

Still working on this blogging tool

A travel blog entry by cynthia110

I really don't know which is more difficult trying to understand the world of blogs or trying to learn a few phrases in Chinese. I can't believe time is flying by so fast. Jay and I went trip shopping today, I am still pinching myself saying " are we ...

Old Leningrad, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Old Leningrad

A travel blog entry by skintsaint

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... We had a quick walk around the courtyard before heading over the bridge to see the Admiralty. There was a large navel history to St Petersburg and if you looked up and down the frozen river you could see various ships from various centuries tied up on ...

Spilled Blood, The Hermitage and Peters Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Spilled Blood, The Hermitage and Peters Palace

A travel blog entry by teambrazier

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... looking at (among other things) a mummified body in the Egyptian exhibition, paintings by Picasso and Van Gogh, and ancient Russian archaeological finds. Leaving the museum suitably “cultured up” for the day we proceeded on a nice stroll ...

That Which I Know Not, Teach Thou Me- A.Carmichael, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

That Which I Know Not, Teach Thou Me- A.Carmichael

A travel blog entry by pdxtrekker

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I wouldn't say I have culture shock just yet, just culture fascination. I'm told that we are in the "honeymoon phase" of the trip. The 4th or 5th week we will inevitably experience some sort of tension: homesickness, culture shock, etc. I know I will ...

And in the end....., St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

And in the end.....

A travel blog entry by david_sandra

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....after our final all day train journey, from Moscow, we arrived in St Petersburg - the last stop on our journey.   St Petersburg was besieged and in part was badly damaged by the Nazis, but was left largely untouched by the Soviets. As a ...

New Year's in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

New Year's in Saint Petersburg

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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We made it. Back to Russia. Celebrating the new year. It seems a bit strange to be here in winter with temperatures above zero and no snow... . Oh well, nevertheless, there's free champaigne at the sushi bar ;-). Photos and impressions may follow. Or ...

Collection of pics: People and parties, St.Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Collection of pics: People and parties

A travel blog entry by carita

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Here is a small collection of pictures from parties. Mostly of interest to those who were there of course. Yep, we had some good times ...

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

Lost in St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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... hour hopelessly lost before we finally found our hostel. We then proceeded to wander around the beautiful city of St Petersburg - glorious buildings, lovely canals and biting cold winds. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr......frikking cooollllddddddd!! We found a Viking Bar ...

Sunday Mass and Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Sunday Mass and Hermitage Museum

A travel blog entry by oski

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... Russian restaurant just around the block from the hotel that was ranked very highly on Tripadvisor. It was another incredible Russian meal- caviar and blini's, borscht, stroganoff, reindeer with juniper berry sauce, and Siberian black milk ...

St. Petersburg - Sheremetyev Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St. Petersburg - Sheremetyev Palace

A travel blog entry by chop49

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... the Museum. Fortunately for us, most of the museum staff spoke some English, which more than made up for our complete lack of Russian.  After paying our entrance fee (200 Rubles), and use of a camera fee (120 Rubles), we were soon greeted with a ...

White nights in St Pete, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

White nights in St Pete

A travel blog entry by cimbalnikova

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The White nights in St Petersburg only last a month.   So we went to check them out. St Pete is like going on holiday from busy, smoggy Moscow - so green, warm, little streets, bridges, canals, Neva river so big, sailing boats, the fortress. ...

Behind the Baroque Facades, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Behind the Baroque Facades

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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... during the same era. But in Russian, and located in a rundown courtyard.     Look behind the beautiful facades all over St Petersburg and many rundown, dilapidated squares lurk there.  It is like the city is a staging a huge fraud!  In ...

Moscow, to the End of the Line, Saint-Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Moscow, to the End of the Line

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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I have arrived in St. Petersburg successfully, although at times it seemed a little doubtful if I'd make it or not.  It's a pretty bittersweet moment for me - I've gone from Vancouver to Beijing and then across three countries.  I'm back where I used to ...

Hermitage Part 1 of 2..., Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Hermitage Part 1 of 2...

A travel blog entry by kenee

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Sometimes I find the "getting there" as fun as the final destination...as you will see from the photos...yes, my four hours of intense viewing in the Hermitage were awesome...and this evening's performance of Giselle in the Hermitage Theatre worth the ...

Lazy start, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Lazy start

A travel blog entry by pyres

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Had a nice lazy day today, slept until noon, went for a walk with grandma and her cousin, at whose place we are staying. The apartment is very interesting - it's located in an old building which was built before October Revolution of 1917. It was ...

St Petersburg 1, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg 1

A travel blog entry by jrgo

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... , tour bus, or by tour boat. I have never seen anything like it and again I am experiencing awe.. We arrived in St Petersburg yesterday evening. The apartment we are staying in is pretty centrally located and is big, with tall ceilings(they must be ...

Finally in Russia :D, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Finally in Russia :D

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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Mancano i pinguini pero' si sta' meglio che ad Helsinki...c'e' meno ...

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