20 Apr, 2016 in Saint Petersburg
Krestovsky Island Saint Petersburg Russia (11)

On my second day in Saint Petersburg, I decided to head to the northern part of the city and explore the local island parks – Krestovsky Island  and Norway Park. Krestovsky Island was very quiet when I visited, and the amusement park wasn’t open, so I just had a stroll around and watched the locals row on the […]

12 Mar, 2016 in Saint Petersburg
Winter Palace State Hermitage Museum Saint Petersburg Russia-005

Saint Petersburg is a gorgeous city, and a good place to kick off a tour of the city is at the area around the Winter Palace with the State Hermitage Museum, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, dating back to the 18th century. The area features a huge square, many historical buildings with remarkable architecture, and several world-class […]

16 Dec, 2015 in Saint Petersburg
Peter and Paul Fortress Saint Petersburg Russia (11)

While roaming around Saint Petersburg on foot, exploring canals, and viewing gorgeous architecture I arrived at the Peter and Paul Fortress. Built by Peter the Great in the 18th century, this fort commands the water pathways of the Saint Petersburg area, and was later converted to an Alcatraz like prison. You can go up to […]

8 Nov, 2015 in Saint Petersburg
Saint Isaac

When I stopped over in Moscow for a few days I was contemplating whether I have enough time to go see Saint Petersburg, but everyone I asked recommended that I do without any hesitation. So, early morning I took the 4-hour fast train to Saint Petersburg without doing any homework and not knowing what to […]

29 Aug, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Visions
Visions of Saint Petersburg Russia (7)

Nothing prepared me for Russia. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, and the main reason I decided to go visit was because a flight I was taking with Aeroflot on the way to my destination offered a very cheap stop-over for a few days and I’ve never been. Somewhat brainwashed by western propaganda […]

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