Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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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 ...

The Hof, Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

The Hof, Peterhof

A travel blog entry by clurross

... ! - and they have stern ladies at the foot of the escaltors just looking...). We then got a marshrutka (minibus, named after the russian dolls) out to the palace - these seen on the borderline of legal, like matatus in Africa but not so crowded. The ...

Water, water everywhere... but hardly a bathroom!, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Water, water everywhere... but hardly a bathroom!

A travel blog entry by rhillaryj

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... , we met the group in a different area of the ship where it was much better organized to start our two days in St. Petersburg. Our group headed out, where first we had to go through immigration. There was an immigration official this morning that was ...

From St. Petersburg With Love, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

From St. Petersburg With Love

A travel blog entry by ktandash

... . The amount of police to, obviously hold the crowds of rivaling cities, was an experience in itself. The game was enjoyable with St. Petersburg winning 5-3, even though we both did not have a clue as to what was going on or what the rules were! After the ...

Last Day in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Last Day in St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by eugineanded

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Today is a Sunday and we haven't been able to go to mass for the last two weeks. So we found a Catholic church nearby our hotel where they hold masses in various languages including Korean. We attended the 9:30am mass in English. After mass, we headed ...

The kindness of strangers and a date with Boris, Sankt Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The kindness of strangers and a date with Boris

A travel blog entry by roberc02

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... the menu but eventually got some very nice local Belarussian food. Tatiana and her children Marina and Daniel were returning to St Petersburg and we had a lovely time made possible by her excellent English - she also teaches German at University ...

River Cruise and the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

River Cruise and the Hermitage

A travel blog entry by canandlids

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... are all brick with stucco'd exterior.  Every once in a while there is a church.  At one time, there were 150 churches in St. Petersburg.  After the revolution of 1917, the number was reduced to 35, with all the others being destroyed by the ...

St. Petersburg: Day 5, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

St. Petersburg: Day 5

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... did see. I am happy, nonetheless, it was neat to go outside of the city and see another part of St. Petersburg. I hated missing Tsarskoe Selo, but I hope that perhaps I will be lucky enough to be able to come again ...

Vodka anyone?  Bueller?, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Vodka anyone? Bueller?

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... a real pro at conversation and I am amazed at her progression. Anyway, it turns out that the guy "builds buildings" and goes to St.Petersburg from Kazan several times a month. He says that he not Tatar, though he looks like one and has a French ...

Russian Opera Boris Godonov..., Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Russian Opera Boris Godonov...

A travel blog entry by kenee

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... to cast and orchestra...all gave a cohesiveness to the evening...but I did notice a few yawns from the orchestra members (somehow obtained a seat in the first row!) before the last french horn note sounded at 10:45...a real full evening of ...

Still in St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Still in St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by helz_on_tour

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... our train to leave there is at 10pm so might have to run after the match!! should be fun tho. Hopefully out for a few drinks in St Petersburg tonight with Hannah so that should be fun. anyway, ill leave it there for now, will write again soon.... ...

Arrival in Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Arrival in Russia

A travel blog entry by robertandamy

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... Russia Experience (who we have booked the Trans-Siberian leg of our trip with), met us the day after arrival to show us around St. Petersburg and fill us in on the sights and history of the city. At only three hundred years old we liked the place; the ...

St Eyecandyburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Eyecandyburg

A travel blog entry by ivanandvlad

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... ventured into the grounds of the Peter and Paul Fortress. A walk along the walls offered a great view across the waters to central St Petersburg. On the way back it started to rain and Ivan and Vlad got saturated! Now Ivan and Vlad are about to venture ...

Pushkin Day, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Pushkin Day

A travel blog entry by pyres

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Visited the house on Mojka 12, the last residence of the best Russian poet of all times - Alexander Pushkin. He rented a modest 11 room appartment to house his family and servants. That is where he was brought after being fatally wounded by ...

"I have visions of hilly Pavlovsk"

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... mother, so I head out into the kitchen.  I'm just about falling asleep over my new editions of Ermitazh art magazine and Russian Reporter when I feel somebody pulling on my arm. It's the Kyrgystani doorman who had taken quite a shine to me.  ...

Last looks at St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Last looks at St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by chop49

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... 's a shame really). Anyway, after the church/museum, Ho-Ki and I did what any sensible guys would do on their last day in St Petersburg, we found a covered sidewalk cafe to watch the people to by, and THEN we had a couple of beers, and of course watch ...

St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by johnhart

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Got here at ...

St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by rora_8

... ago it would have been nearly impossible for me to get a visa to Russia, now it IS possible, but still somewhat difficult. St Petersburg is only about a 3 hour drive away from Helsinki (by bus) but with boarder customs youd better set aside a whole ...

Some Pictures from Petersburg, S Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Some Pictures from Petersburg

A travel blog entry by alexp02

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So this afternoon I went out to the airport to meet Benny and Tom, who arrived in St. Petersburg today.  We had a good time walking around the center of St Pete, stopping a few times at some outdoor cafes for food and beer.  They were quite ...

Commie Underpants, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Commie Underpants

A travel blog entry by boatubia

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... of the world.  And before we knew it the skies were dark purple and we were packed up and off saying good-bye to St. Petersburg.  We were on the overnight train to Moscow.  We had a 4 bunk berth and after boarding held out hope that we ...

Hop On, Don't Hop Off in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Hop On, Don't Hop Off in St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by stellarachaella

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... around $150 each, and you may or may not be approved, although hotel reservations are required prior to applying. Our cruise stopped in St. Petersburg for two days. Since we did not have a tourist visa, the only way we were allowed to get off the ship ...

Back in the USSR, St petersburg, Russia travel blog

Back in the USSR

A travel blog entry by annakins64

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Arrived in St. Petersburg yesterday ona bus from Tallinn. The bus left at midnight which meant that we crossed the border at about 3am. Bleary eyed we had our first encounter with the Russian 'no smiling' policy (apparently it is concidered to be ...

ST. PETERSBURG - Arrival!, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

ST. PETERSBURG - Arrival!

A travel blog entry by margaretfielder

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... did in the time of Peter the Great. Thus, this part of the city is spectacularly beautiful and considered a "living museum". And, since St. Petersburg was created on a swamp, the entire metro system had to be built 150+ meters underground, in a layer of ...

I'm on a boat, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

I'm on a boat

A travel blog entry by sazkebab

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... . I have learnt to read the letters they use so I will just have to learn the language that can't be too hard right :). In st Petersburg we have seen some amazing palaces and churches. And I can really picture my self as a Russian emporess, too bad they ...

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

The State Hermitage Museum

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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Labyrinth and gargantuan (elaborate and opulent from Doranne) are the descriptors that come to mind when I think about the Hermitage. It is one of the great galleries of the world. Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, it houses over 3 million objects ...

Hello again old friend, St petersberg, Russia travel blog

Hello again old friend

A travel blog entry by noj_ontour

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To the last bit of Russia we will see. St. P, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

To the last bit of Russia we will see. St. P

A travel blog entry by kalendradee

... climb over the seats to get the big bags out when he finally let us pay the 300 and opened up the back doors. I hate Russian taxi drivers. Elissa was going to go to the Dostoevsky Museum (absolute bore!) and I was gonna hit the internet, in shifts so ...

Amazing Hermitage!, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Amazing Hermitage!

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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Friday, June 11, St. Petersburg, Russia morning tour, the Hermitage This morning our tour started with a visit to the Hermitage and I was excited, another one of those things I've dreamed about doing.    I saw original paintings by Leonardo ...

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