Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

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  - Victory Day, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

- Victory Day

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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- Victory Day (Russian: , Den' Pobedy) marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War commonly referred to in the Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War. This capitulation ...

First Class to St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

First Class to St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL RUSSIAN CITIES After four years of visiting Russia, I finally visited St Petersburg, saving the best for last! We took a very comfortable overnight train from Moscow to St. Pete and arrived excited to take in the sites. The days ...

Meeting my Aunt Brbel, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Meeting my Aunt Brbel

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

... . A German bus driver could have never repaired the engine. He wouldnt have had to, coz of the precautions that are taken. Love and hate Russia at the same time. What an interesting feeling. In Petersburg I met with Brbel, my favourite Aunt ...

integration is not so difficult, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

integration is not so difficult

A travel blog entry by herriejeroenski

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On our second day in St Petersburg we are fully integrated in Mother Russia! We eat Borsj and Russian pancakes for breakfast, we`ve learned the Russian language (how to order a beer and say thank you) and we walked on the sunny streets while sipping ...

City of Evil, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

City of Evil

A travel blog entry by am1

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... to keep an eye out for the ‘on the go’ sign. Quote from the tour booklet. After arriving in St Petersburg, clearing the not so friendly Russian customs, I had to keep my eye out for the transfer pick up. After 60 minutes, I had decided no one ...

Hello Mother Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Hello Mother Russia

A travel blog entry by oski

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... with the immigration officer at the airport, we got in the car to take us to the hotel. Our first impressions of Saint Petersburg (the Venice of the North) were the sites along the Nevsky Prospekt, a elegant and wide boulevard that cuts through the city. ...

Spring is arriving, St Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Spring is arriving

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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... I continue runnig here. it was such a bliss. sunshine and warmth everywhere. soft and warm air of spring is arriving in st petersburg. the ice is melting. water is dropping from the roofs. birds are singing songs while they are floating down the ...

Hermitage and by water in Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Hermitage and by water in Petersburg

A travel blog entry by carita

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We wanted to go to the Hermitage, but no luck - thanks to the Russian holidays a queue of many hours! ...

St. Isaac's Cathedral and Hermitage by night, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St. Isaac's Cathedral and Hermitage by night

A travel blog entry by carita

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Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Hermitage by night. ...

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

Summerly St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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photo impressions, text will follow or not, as I'm really much too busy to write ------------------------------------------------------- NEED HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS? ...

Going to a Russian Beach, Saint Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Going to a Russian Beach

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

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going to a russian beach ------------------------------------------------------- NEED HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS? ...

Project

Project "Sightsee Northern Venice in one day"

A travel blog entry by pyres

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... cannon shot signaled the beginning of the Revolution of 1917 (also visited the first building of St. Petersburg - the log cabin of Russian emperor Peter the Great) Peter and Paul Fortress Vasily's Island The Bronze Horseman (statue dedicated to ...

Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Russian Museum

A travel blog entry by pyres

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Visited the State Russian Museum, the largest depository of russian fine art in St. Petersburg. Found some of my favourite paintings by russian painters: The Ninth Wave by Ivan Aivazovsky, Ship Forest by Shishkin, etc. One of the museum's wings contained ...

St Petersburg - a day at the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg - a day at the Hermitage

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... and if it only takes a few minutes to smoke a cigarette, these people must go through several packets a day. Phenomenal. Walking around St Petersburg is like swallowing an ashtray and you can probably figure out that I'm not a smoker. With all the white ...

"Although this land is not my own..."

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... finally pulling out of Finlandsky Station (the same station that Lenin arrived April 3, 1917 in order to start the Revolution). St Petersburg in particular has really captivated me, and last night while walking along Griboevda Canal, I kept looking at ...

sunshine, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

sunshine

A travel blog entry by yellowdragon

... well either. It depends on the hospital he or she is working in. Most of them earn some money on the side. In St. Petersburg a university professor earns about 300 € monthly. Opposed to this, the driver of a regular marschutka (small bus) can ...

St Petersburg - Culture - Round One, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

St Petersburg - Culture - Round One

A travel blog entry by rorywitt

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... to get off at Novgorod (an Older capital of Russia and smaller town of 300,000) and decided instead to continue directly to St Petersburg. A couple quick thoughts, no exits are labeled in Roman / English / Pictures in Moscow. St Petersburg has almost all ...

An eye-opener, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

An eye-opener

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron

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... account having to come back through immigration and out again.  Very stern stuff.  We started our tour "The Best of St Petersburg" (with Svetlana as our guide).  She was very enthusiastic about the beauty of her city, and very proud of the ...

To friendship.........Just a small drink, St petersburg, Russia travel blog

To friendship.........Just a small drink

A travel blog entry by annakins64

... his 3 other mates. no sooner had names been exchanged, then a bottle of tomato juice appeared, swiftly followed by vodka. the russian fellow explained that anna would be happy because we were drinking bloody mary's "which is an english drink". the first ...

Welcome to Russia!, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Welcome to Russia!

A travel blog entry by vagabonderz

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... priceless. Decorated stretch limos (even Hummers!) cruised the streets and lined up curbside at all the picturesque spots. St. Petersburg is a grandiose city of enormous proportion. Beautiful big buildings inhabit entire blocks and walking around is a ...

Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Moscow

A travel blog entry by alexp02

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... , later that night, we took the train back to St. Pete (4 people in our cabin unfortunately) and spent Thursday walking around St. Petersburg a bit more, showing Mahbod some areas he hadn't seen yet.  One bar that we went to that night was actually ...

Hermitage & Hospitals, St. Petersberg, Russia travel blog

Hermitage & Hospitals

A travel blog entry by jenshaw

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... . When I finally got out we really enjoyed our visit. We visited the Fortress of Peter and Paul and walked all over St. Petersberg. I am currenly in Krakow and have been to Minsk and Warsaw. I'm on quite a strict diet and several medications and I'm ...

Perfect pre trip vacation, St. Petersburg, United States travel blog

Perfect pre trip vacation

A travel blog entry by bharris4

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As the title says, Florida was a great way to ease into our trip. The warmer weather was certainly nice. After the first day of about 14 degrees, we were in the mid 20s from then on. Steve and I played tennis every day except for one, which will help to ...

Culture + History Galore, St Petersburg, Russia travel blog

Culture + History Galore

A travel blog entry by ruth2006

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... in Poland to apply for a Belarus visa, but when we enquired whether there were still any berths left on that evening's night train to St Petersburg, we were told there weren't, so ended up taking a train back to Warsaw instead. We had time to go and find ...

Inabstinence, Power and Grandeur, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

Inabstinence, Power and Grandeur

A travel blog entry by martyt

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... (considering that I've just spent three months in Asia) but rough enough to remind you that you certainly were not. Baikal, St Petersburg and to a lesser extent Vladivostok were my highlights, as was the company of fellow travellers Amber, Jackie and also ...

10 days, St. Petersburg, United States travel blog

10 days

A travel blog entry by cynthia110

It is rather odd, even though I have been blessed to visit so many different countries I am experiencing a rush of emotions regarding this vacation. Maybe it is because I grew up watching movies with my Mother and sisters like the life of Susie Wong ...

The 2nd Week..., St. Petersburg, Russia travel blog

The 2nd Week...

A travel blog entry by hiraeth3

Hello again! It took me about four to five days to get over the jet lag, but I think I've FINALLY adjusted to Russian time. It stays lighter here later, the sun doesn't set until at least 10, probably later, so that's hard to get used to. Hm, ...

St. Petersburg: Day 2, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

St. Petersburg: Day 2

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... Kazan after she saw that, then I am sure she would have been fine. That is the reason she wanted to come to St. Petersburg. Anyhow, it was a small apartment, which really wasn't that much of a surprise but the stories that they told were really ...

St. Petersburg: Day 3, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

St. Petersburg: Day 3

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

... is kind of hard to find, but we managed. We went to buy tix. FREE and then went to the church and a museum of St. Petersburg from the 1700's to present day. It wasn't that good, but the church was again very beautiful. They certainly don't do ...

St. Petersburg: Day 4, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation travel blog

St. Petersburg: Day 4

A travel blog entry by jmauxier

We got up early(ish) and headed to our first jaunt out of the city to Peterhoff. It took forever to get there AND we were charged more than the posted prices on the bus but whatever, we got there and the grounds were very beautiful. The ...

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