Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... puts on their wedding dresses for photos. She said Fridays were the main day to get married (Evan counted 10 on a Wednesday) and she also joked that Mondays was the day for divorce, apparently Russia has one of the highest divorce rates. All of the men still expect women to fill the traditional women’s duties which doesn’t go down so well with the women.
One stop we made was at a souvenir place where they give out free vodka shots. ...
... The next day was my flight out of St Petersburg and I was sad to leave. It's a surprisingly European city with a Slavic twist and is definitely on my list to revisit. Thus began my epic journey to Colombia! I left St Petersburg on Tuesday but didn't arrive in Medellin until Thursday afternoon, nearly 48 hours after I left. I will never fly Iberia airlines again. The story began with a flight from St Petersburg to Heathrow, and then another flight from Heathrow ...
... and look around. St. Petersburg, by reputation is expensive, aligning itself more to Europe, but we didn't find it to be overly so. A cooked breakfast proved to be cheaper than could be had in a cafe in Australia.
Our guide arrived at 10.00 and introduced us to Neil from the UK who would be doing the walking tour with us. Our three hour tour turned into four, as we walked and walked admiring and learning about this amazing city, ...
... br> For example, the page from a child's diary, which read "Today we had cat for dinner. It was really delicious".
Or "What I Will Eat After The War" - a description of a dream meal which never came to be because the teenager who wrote it died of starvation.
Or the visual example of the daily bread ration. (75 grams)
Or the visual example of joiner's glue which people ate for lack of any other food.
... told us we were in the right area. Heading back down
the street we found the YHA only because there was a small decal on
the door and small sign in one grimy windows... signage strikes
We then set off walking to the Smolny Institute and Convent, a
fantastic huge Neo-Classical Building, although not open we walked
around the outside. It has been beautifully restored although one
section of the wall has not been ...