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Friday, 5 May 2017

9 reasons why you need to go to Saint Petersburg right now

I'm currently in the most beautiful place, coming ever close to home time and I don't want to leave! I'm going to show you why you need to go too...

1) Saint Petersburg is beautiful in both the snow and sun.

2) Stunning architecture surrounded by yet more incredible buildings - it's endless. The city is so beautiful and is worth all the difficulty and expense of the visa application and more.

3) History at every turn. Museums are all over the city; I visited the Faberge museum and the winter palace, both of which I would recommend.

The queue was large at the Faberge museum so we got our tickets online and skipped the majority of it - definitely a good idea, especially with the wind chill outside!

4) Russians in Saint Petersburg are really friendly people. I was a little surprised at this as I thought Russians were really reserved and a bit scary haha. I could not have been more wrong. Such polite, friendly and beautiful people. We had a tour guide at one point who said it's the most European-like Russian city and it did feel like that to us.

5) A combination of architecture and nature. There is a park running right through the centre where you can warm yourself by the fire pit in the memorial.

6) It's very easy to get around. Completely flat and with the river running through the centre it makes navigation easy. I have a terrible sense of direction so that's really saying something haha. I didn't use the subway as I stayed centrally and prefer to walk.

7) So picturesque. The Narva river runs next to the saviour of the sacred blood and looks so pretty.

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8) Bridges. Okay, bear with me on this. Bridges are not my thing at all, but...they are really popular with tourists in summer. The river becomes flooded with people going to see them. Not my cup of tea but clearly someone's!

9) Somewhere completely different. I have never been to Russia before and was the first of my friends to go. I have been missing out and so have you. Go, you will not regret it.

Let me know if you end up going.

Until next time,



1 comment

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Russia has always been a dream since the movie Anastasia!!


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