Posts By: Amy Volz

24 Jul
2015
My inspiring experience in St. Petersburg After an inspiring experience I had in St. Petersburg, it’s hard to believe how fast eight weeks can fly by. But, here I am, writing my goodbye post! My time here in St. Petersburg has been more gratifying, exciting and intense than I could have imagined. When I was planning ...
22 Jul
2015
One of the more interesting things to do while studying in St. Petersburg is to check out some of the city’s “creative spaces”. This offers a different view of the local culture and it may also be something you can’t find very easily in your home country. My colleague Ana wrote a great article about ...
18 Jul
2015
This week I tried out a great new place in St. Petersburg which I would love to recommend to you! It’s called I’m Thankful For Today and is located just off the Griboyedov Canal (Канал Грибоедова), south of Nevsky Prospekt and not far from school. I’m Thankful For Today is open from 10:00am until the ...
15 Jul
2015
I spent the past weekend exploring Moscow — a great experience which I’m glad I had during my time in Russia! Of course it’s impossible to see very much of this enormous city in just a few days, but one sight we definitely wanted to check out was Arbat Street (Улица Арват). The Arbat is ...
11 Jul
2015
You can do some great Sightseeing on Vasilievsky Island. Here in St. Petersburg I live on Vasilievsky Island (Васильевский остров). Aside from the occasional issues getting home before the bridges open for the night, it is a pretty amazing place to live. I thought I would highlight a few of the sights on the island ...
08 Jul
2015
A Journey Through Time With the House of Fabergé I recently had the chance to visit the incredible Fabergé Museum in central St. Petersburg, just a few minutes away from Liden & Denz in the city center. The Fabergé Museum’s impressive collection gives the visitor a unique glimpse into the history of imperial Russia, particularly ...
05 Jul
2015
Worth While: Photography Exhibitions in Moscow! The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography (Центр Фотографий Имени Братев Люмьер) opened in Moscow in 2010 and contains three exhibition halls, a gallery of photography for collection, a bookstore and a cafe. The center is specifically dedicated to Russian, Soviet and foreign photography of the twentieth century. In addition ...
01 Jul
2015
Now there is Uber in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Upon arriving in St. Petersburg or Moscow, many students depend on the metro to get around the city. It’s the easiest system to figure out, since metro maps are readily available and stops are clearly marked. But what are your options if you need to get ...
27 Jun
2015
It’s a great idea to have a day trip to Peterhof. If you’ve met some locals in St. Petersburg, you’ll notice that they tend to flee the city on the weekends come summertime. And who can blame them! After a long week, it’s great to escape the crowds in the city center and get some fresh ...
24 Jun
2015
Yesterday we were lucky enough to pilot the new Liden & Denz free interactive tours! These tours will take place every other Tuesday and are a great chance to get to know a new side of St. Petersburg while improving your Russian. Along with our knowledgeable guide and teacher, Antonina, we went on an interactive ...