Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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

St. Petersburg Russia

A travel blog entry by wdtraveltime

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... arrived, except...(cue the kids laughter) we figured out in exacting detail how to get from the airport to our hotel here in beautiful St. Petersburg using only public transport. For less than 2 bucks each we ended up a short walk from the hotel using a ...

Our Travels in St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Our Travels in St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by kevdeeworldtour

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... for their guests - so big groups of people exchanging flowers all over the place !   Romance is not yet dead in St Petersburg - boys buying flowers for their girlfriends and carrying their huge handbags for them when required.  We saw at least 2 ...

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 ...

Home Of The Tsars, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Home Of The Tsars

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... allowed to stand (notwithstanding current moves to change the name to Putinsplace).    The name change was entirely appropriate given that St Petersburg was, and always will be, a Tsar town. It was founded by the first Tsar, Peter the Great, and ...

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 ...

Day One, St. Petersburg, United States travel blog

Day One

A travel blog entry by jbru223

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... to Disney.  Dave picked me up, since he was the only one who lived in Orlando.  We ended up a little late in getting to St. Pete but it didn't matter too much as most of the others were running late too.  Because of the inability for people to park ...

Just a few more days........, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Just a few more days........

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

Hello again! This may be my last entry from St. Petersburg... It's been a trying few days....I've caught something and have been sick for the past few days. So the touring we've done over the past days has been a little difficult, but not too bad. ...

The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The Hermitage

A travel blog entry by trainsnotplanes

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People. Tour groups. Popping gum. Talking. Talking very loudly. In Spanish. Waving cameras over heads. Holding cameras, video cameras high above heads whilst walking around, over shoulders, capturing images. Capture Image. Don`t look, just capture. ...

DeGaulle - Thorsen - Boatman, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

DeGaulle - Thorsen - Boatman

A travel blog entry by boatubia

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... about the pre-planning and were stunned and impressed that it all fell into place so smoothly in the end. Apartments - especially in St. Petersburg offer a great budget option for groups and families - lucky for us we were both a group and a family so ...

On the 14th day - They Rested, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

On the 14th day - They Rested

A travel blog entry by madanaki

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... , today we rested!  Slept late, then a bit of upcoming trip planning. Friendly staff at Friends Hostel wrote out in Russian what we needed from the train ticket office. Queued forever, but eventually secured two tickets on the fast train to Moscow ...

SPB, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

SPB

A travel blog entry by johnheywood

St. Petersburg with ...

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

By the Peter and Paul Fortress

A travel blog entry by carita

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A relaxed day on the other side of Neva. A great lunch at a restaurant by the Peter and Paul Fortress. They didn't let us in the fortress, though. Not working, they said. The fortress or the people, who knows.. All the flags are because of the Victory ...

St Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by gustn

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A ...

Photos taken in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Photos taken in Moscow and St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by firetalon

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Here are the photos that we took in Moscow and St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg photos start on image 158. I decided to upload most of the photos for all of you to see since the journal entries will take a little more time to put together and I know some ...

State Russian Museum's Mikhailovsky Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

State Russian Museum's Mikhailovsky Palace

A travel blog entry by kenee

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Such a fantastic collection! Now I hope to see the other two locations in Saint Petersburg for the Museum's additional collections...and FYI, the Mikhailovsky Palace was ...

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

Second day in St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by eugineanded

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... whole thing!) The cathedral and the museums inside were quite interesting. The bistro café was quite nice, not to mention the Russian pancake stall. Then we strolled along the river to the St Isaac's Cathedral. Wow... the interior of the church ...

Jesus Christ Superstar!, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Jesus Christ Superstar!

A travel blog entry by kenee

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... Time Rice's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar at the Akimov on Nevsky Prospect...this after a viewing (on the last day) of Mikhail Lemkhim, 60 Portraits (black and white photography) at the Stroganov Palace...Saint Petersburg surely is non-stop ...

where i live, St Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

where i live

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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this is where i live. the place is much nicer than it looks on the pictures. people are friendly and quiet most of the time. unfortunately there are two music stores on the other side of the street. they seem to have a battle going on about who can play ...

Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Nevsky Prospekt

A travel blog entry by chop49

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... ) we headed there and turned left towards the Neva River about a mile and three quarters away. Everything I've read about St Petersburg (including the city guides in our hotel room) has said that Nevsky Prospekt is the city's seething main ...

The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The Hermitage

A travel blog entry by chop49

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Natasha, our tour guide, met us at the hotel in the early afternoon.  When I inquired how we were going to get to the Hermitage (nearly 2 miles away), she said we could either take a taxi, which was expensive, or we could take a mini-bus, which was ...

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