Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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Valentine's with Sascha, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Valentine's with Sascha

A travel blog entry by nutsjunior

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Packing to go!, St. Petersburg, United States travel blog

Packing to go!

A travel blog entry by jfleece

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Cynthia and I are now packing for our trip of a lifetime. On Tuesday morning we fly to Chicago where we change planes and then fly for 15 hours to Hong Kong! After a week in Hong Kong we fly to Singapore for another week. I am going to try to chronicle ...

Zimski san, Petrograd, Russia travel blog

Zimski san

A travel blog entry by hanas

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Krećemo iz Zagreba u 6:55 letom za Frankfurt te u Frankfurtu nakon nekoliko sati vrludanja nastavljamo put za Petrograd. Iz Frankfurta kreŠemo u 13:35, a stizemo na nase odrediste u 18;40, ne zbog duljine puta nego zbog druge vremenske zone koja ...

Hangover Central, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Hangover Central

A travel blog entry by aaronnbeth

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... solid without stopping gains our full respect! Anyhow, time to hang around until our sleeper train leaves for Moscow at 12am. All in all St Petersburg has been good but we think the people we've met have made rather than the city itself. Next up - ...

The Orthodox Churches, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The Orthodox Churches

A travel blog entry by simon-rosie

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  Two of the most distinctive sights on the St Petersburg skyline! The great Golden Dome of St Issacs Church, it is the largest Russian Orthodox church and took 40 years to build, They had to build a railway and dock to transport its pillars! The ...

Prison Museum and night train, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Prison Museum and night train

A travel blog entry by simon-rosie

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... and royal family are buried, including Nicholas II and his family. Once out of the main prison part there is a river beach were hairy Russian men in thongs work on their tans! This evening we took the metro to the train station to take the night train to ...

St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by grom

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St Petersburg was the highlight of the cruise, where we spent two days visiting the Resurrection Church of the Spilled Blood, Peterhof palace and fountains, and the Hermitage. At the Hermitage it was "no dogs" - ...

Sunset by Neva, St.Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Sunset by Neva

A travel blog entry by carita

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I was coming from Diksi (a grocery store) in the evening around 9pm and saw the wonderful colours in the sky as the sun was going down. I ran upstairs, grabbed my camera and went to take the ...

Winter impressions, St.Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Winter impressions

A travel blog entry by carita

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Even though I'm from Finland and used to riding my bike to school with temperatures beyond -20 c as a child, I must say that winter in Russia is something else. As we lived by the river Neva, our way to the university was rather windy and cold. The ...

Last day in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Last day in Saint Petersburg

A travel blog entry by kenee

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... but why not leave some sights for a return trip? Had a hilarious time getting to the State Museum of the History of Saint Petersburg...including being completely mis-directed on the stop I needed from Bus #22, (more on that on an update)...then a woman ...

Sightseeing in St Pete, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Sightseeing in St Pete

A travel blog entry by clurross

... works, and i'm pretty sure i don't how how to use it, but it's lovely, and if i come by some patience, i'll use my russian dictionary to read the instructions! we booked our train to moscow, or rather scott did with a phrase book and a clever ...

St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by brad_and_mel

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... idea of what he's on about, here's some excerpts from an amusing and loosely relevant article we came across in a copy of St.Petersburg's english street press, interviewing the 'super kids' of St. Petersburg: Anton Ivanov, 11, of School No.590 has ...

Random St. Petersburg thoughts, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Random St. Petersburg thoughts

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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... (bathrooms) are often found in small souvenir shops and can be unisex, not only strange but also uncomfortable. To close, St. Petersburg was beyond anything I could have imagined.  It can only be appreciated if seen in person none of the pictures ...

Window to the West, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Window to the West

A travel blog entry by tenvols

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... an eight hour train ride.  We shared our cabin with a man named Igor who is a professor of international relations in St. Petersburg.  He has written books about international relations and has been published in the US.  We also shared it ...

Around Petersburg, St.Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Around Petersburg

A travel blog entry by carita

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... 000 000 items of art. THE ADMIRALTY The original Admiralty was created by Peter the Great. The Admiralty is one of St.Petersburg's oldest constructions, dating back to 1704, when it started its life as a fortified shipyard. The now existing Admiralty ...

Church on Spilled Blood..., Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Church on Spilled Blood...

A travel blog entry by kenee

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Yes, that's the name of this famous Church...and we're told potatoes were stored inside at one time...but now it has been restored to its former splendor...and can be seen by everyone from Nevsky Prospect as they cross the ...

From Russia With Love, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

From Russia With Love

A travel blog entry by mrsmac

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... see the medal ceremony in our room. After a nice dinner we went for an evening cruise on the Neva river, the main river here. St Petersburg is situated on 65 rivers and canals and is sometimes called the Venice of the north. We had a glass of champagne ...

Peterhoff, the Summer Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Peterhoff, the Summer Palace

A travel blog entry by canandlids

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... would say in her King’s English.  The traffic was moderately heavy at mid morning.  The traffic is wild in St. Petersburg.  Drivers have to be pretty aggressive to get anywhere.  Large trucks, busses and black Mercedes seem to ...

Back in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Back in St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by alexp02

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... 400 dollars) and I wasn't really sure how valid a payment of this much would be, but on the other hand, we had a flight to St. Petersburg leaving in less than two hours which we really didn't want to miss.  I talked to Benny and Tom, saw how much ...

Storming the Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Storming the Fortress

A travel blog entry by oski

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... also the sea. And he wanted Russia to have a major trading port along the Baltic sea. He chose the location of Saint Petersburg because of its strategic position in the gulf of Finland and his ability to build a powerful navy from its shores. Sidebar on ...

From Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

From Russia

A travel blog entry by simon-rosie

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... though and it does appear to be something of a national dish!    We did have to got to an 'English Pub' later on though, to see the Arsenal match, which they won (thankfully!). We did drink Russian beer there though, which was nasty. ...

St.Petersburg - Moscow, St.Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St.Petersburg - Moscow

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

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Russian Churches, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Russian Churches

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... up it was time to visit the Church of Spilled Blood. It must be the most decorated and outrageous building in Saint Petersburg. It was built over the location where Czar Alexander was murdered by terrorists who bombed his carriage. The inside is ...

First stop in Russia, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

First stop in Russia

A travel blog entry by jpischedda

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... should there be any difficulties at the border.  Fortunately we exited Finland and entered Russia hassle free. St. Petersburg is probably the most European of big Russian cities.  Often referred to as the Venice of the north for its many canals, ...

Arrival by Overnight Train in Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Arrival by Overnight Train in Saint Petersburg

A travel blog entry by kenee

Having the luxury of a private sleeping room on the Nicolai was a good choice, even though expensive. I don't know how the porter got the two large suitcases wedged up in the overhead; the two "smaller" suitcases went under the beds. After inspecting the ...

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The State Hermitage Museum

A travel blog entry by pyres

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Pretty much the same day as yesterday, only we visited a different museum :) Hermitage is as majestic and maze-like as I remember it from 10 years ago :) Visited Krestovsky island with 2 of my cousins, rode a couple of rides in the local amusement park. ...

Dragging Into St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Dragging Into St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by wareameye

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006 St. Petersburg, Russia (Completed after return to Chicago) Dear Readers: I find that I am totally unable to sleep in the lurching train compartment with someone I don't know. At some point I need to get up to go to the ...

First day in St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

First day in St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by jramsden271

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... not be lying but they're certainly stretching the truth. It was not a great time to find this out after having arrived in St Petersburg, having not eaten a proper meal in 3 days, water supplies long gone, dehydration looming, no way to pay for my hostel ...

Pусский, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Pусский

A travel blog entry by margaretfielder

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... to begin devouring Pushkin, Dostoevsky, and all of the various myths and legends surrounding the city. Apparently, St. Petersburg has a massive reputation in Russian literature as a city of doom, sorrow, and mystery. Since it is an “artificial ...

Teaching English, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Teaching English

A travel blog entry by bheidmann

... I have been picking up a little French and using what Spanish I remember.  I have a private lesson with a young Russian teenager named Albert.  I teach him advanced English grammar, much of it the average American doesn't properly ...

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