Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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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 ...

An eye-opener, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

An eye-opener

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron

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... in the group was overwhelmed and agreed it was far too long. The Church of the Spilled Blood was the place I most wanted to visit in St Petersburg. We had a five minute stop on the first day of our tour, but a bit longer on day two. By the time we got ...

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 ...

Church of Spilled Blood & St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Church of Spilled Blood & St. Isaac's Cathedral

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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... ; The church has never been re-sanctified and does not function as a full-time place of worship but it is now one of St. Petersburg's main tourist attractions.  Enough of its history on to the good stuff, the outside of the church is very colorful ...

Wrecked at Peterhof, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Wrecked at Peterhof

A travel blog entry by tenvols

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... in particular was intrigued.  We were even happier because we figured out how to catch it for our thirty minute drive back to St. Petersburg.  In fact, we were feeling so good that we had the ipods on and were rocking out.  I was listening ...

St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... better design with a better price.  Before we knew it our bus tour was loaded with Russian nesting dolls. We visited the St. Petersburg Hermitage museum which had an impressive display of cultural artifacts.  I can't say ...

St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... better design with a better price.  Before we knew it our bus tour was loaded with Russian nesting dolls. We visited the St. Petersburg Hermitage museum which had an impressive display of cultural artifacts.  I can't say ...

St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by tamararosey

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... them - There were men selling smeely eels on the street corner near our hotel - There are lots of parks in St Petersburg - The Catherine Palace and Church on Spilled Blood were both incredible.  Catherine's Palace had a fantastic Amber room with ...

Cruising the St.-Petersburg Waterways, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Cruising the St.-Petersburg Waterways

A travel blog entry by kenee

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The skies are perfect this afternoon, and as the boat is just a few steps from our apartment, why not go for a ...

2nd day in St. Petersburg and the Neva River Cruis, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

2nd day in St. Petersburg and the Neva River Cruis

A travel blog entry by sunniebgi

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... (but it had been raining a bit, sooo). Back on the bus we headed back to the port. Our ship departed at 7pm from the St. Petersburg port.   The breakwater seemed very close to the ship as we left.  I went up on deck and began taking more ...

Descent into the Darkness, St.Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Descent into the Darkness

A travel blog entry by nutsjunior

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Torrential rain - St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Torrential rain - St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron

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... icecream and cheese and grapes.  The lamb was delicious.  One of the really good things about the tours in St Petersburg was the communication system.  The tour guides went through the bus handing out head phones which looped over the ...

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 ...

SAINT PETERSBURG: CITY TOUR, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

SAINT PETERSBURG: CITY TOUR

A travel blog entry by jjndotr

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St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, June 10. 2014 Today our city tour is again at an early hour (7:30 am). That's an ouch for Nelly.  Though it was worthwhile.  The tour was very interesting, because the English tour guides was great and she had a ...

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 ...

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

Moscow and St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by siyaya

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... Palace itself …. in any case the grounds, with over 140 fountains, is the main attraction.   We returned to St Petersburg by hydrofoil – again a wonderful outing!   We have enjoyed the “white nights” here with ...

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 ...

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