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Saint-Petersburg: Making the Most of the City's Bridges

Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 | Views [111]

During my stay in St Petersburg I got to appreciate the number and variety of bridges that there are in this "Venice of the North". Given that St Petersburg is dissected by a series of islands and waterways, bridges are an integral part of the ... Read more >

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Photos: Kunoichi

Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Saint-Petersburg: Conspicuous Churches & an ill-fated Tsar's Palace

Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | Views [253]

After we returned from Pushkin we decided to catch up on a few of the recommended places that we hadn't got to on the walking tour. The Saviour on Blood Church (AKA 'Church of the Spilled Blood') is on most 'unmissable' lists for St Petersburg. The ... Read more >

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Photos: Samurai

Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Saint-Petersburg Mega-Palaces: Whatever Versailles can do ...

Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | Views [298]

Having seen the Hermitage/Winter Palace briefly at night I was keen to return during the day and take it in more thoroughly. The facade as viewed from the Alexander Monument is one huge green and gold panorama of a palace, the Hermitage is in fact ... Read more >

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Saint-Petersburg: Night Owls & Harley-Davidson Devotees

Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | Views [361]

Not too long after arriving in St Petersburg I found myself taking a stroll down the street in the central part of the city that everyone gravitates towards, Nevsky Prospekt. It was late in the evening and for a while I was under the impression that ... Read more >

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Photos: EagerNinja

Saturday, 19 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Saint-Petersburg: Nevsky by Foot, Neva by Boat

Saturday, 19 Sep 2015 | Views [382]

You can't really experience all that St Petersburg has to offer without spending time on Nevsky Prospekt ... its essential - and unavoidable! Dissecting the city from east to west for some 4.5km, Nevsky Pr is home to St Petersburg's shopping precinct, ... Read more >

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Moscow: Manezh Square, Alek Gardens, Old Arbat, Lenin & his two Stalins

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | Views [149]

After you've had your fill of cathedrals, museums and grey ministerial buildings in the Kremlin, a good place to wind down is Aleksandrovskiy Sad immediately to the west of the wall. The tempo in the gardens is low-key, no hustle or bustle. You can ... Read more >

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Photos: Shintaro

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Moscow: Inside the Kremlin Walls & a Taste of GUM

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | Views [378]

To the immediate west of St Basil’s is the once impenetrable Kremlin, now somewhat demystified by the influx of modern, post-Soviet tourism. If you walk around the entire perimeter of the Kremlin walls you get a sense of how the structure of ... Read more >

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Moscow: Riding the Sapsan, Marvelling at Metro Art & In & around Krasnaya Ploshchad

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | Views [372]

Moskovsky Station, a large waiting hall, quite a stylish interior with a vast network map of St Petersburg stations embossed on one wall. It was however bereft of seating, most people waited inside the fast food outlets down one side of the hall. It ... Read more >

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Photos: ExoNinja

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | Photo Gallery


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