Bridges in Saint Petersburg: history and quirks

Saint Petersburg bridges

Today we’re having a closer look at history and quirks of Saint Petersburg’s most beautiful bridges. I mean, this city has an astounding 342 bridges connecting its 42 islands. I feel obliged to mention them. And, on top of that, I find bridges in Saint Petersburg absolutely fascinating, not only because of all the key… Continue reading

More

Life in St. Petersburg, cheaper than you think

Saint Petersburg

Living in the Venice of North, as people use to call Saint Petersburg, may seem a paper dream. With a population of 5M inhabitants, give or take, and an appearance similar to metropolis such as London, Paris and other very expensive European capitals, the city can fool you into thinking that life here is extremely… Continue reading

More

Russian food: unique experiences in Saint Petersburg

russian traditional food

With no doubt, tasting traditional food of the city you are visiting is one of the most exciting experience to make. Hence, if you are now in Saint Petersburg, you would better not miss the chance to “eat like a Russian”, enjoying different type of meat, fish and fresh seasonal vegetables. Lucky for you, you… Continue reading

More

On the move – From Italianskaya Ulitsa to Zhukovsogo Ulitsa

Moving an entire school, including all the staff and the current students, within one month is tough enough on its own, but the fact that the new location for the school is still under construction makes it an even greater challenge. We had the opportunity to visit the renovation site and see for ourselves. So I grabbed my camera… Continue reading

More

St Petersburg’s most beautiful “доходный дом”

What do Rasputin and Raskolnikov have in common? Apart from the alliteration of their names, they both lived in a particular type of apartment building. Both the infamous and mysterious characters of St Petersburg’s history and literature alike lived in these buildings known as “доходный дом” – where flats all grouped together were rented out.… Continue reading

More

Uncovering the legend: Can St. Petersburg drive you mad?

legend of St. Petersburg

“This is a city of half-crazy people… there are few places where you’ll find so many gloomy, harsh and strange influences on the soul of a man as in St Petersburg.” ( Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment) They say St. Petersburg can drive people crazy. But is the rumour true? And if so, why? Today,… Continue reading

More

Did you say Fabergé?

Fabergé - Coronation egg

A very Russian institution The St. Petersburg metro is often praised for its beauty but it is also a place full of little stores, nooks and crannies which I found myself looking at yesterday. About everything and anything can be found there from a kitten calendar and the newest Russian romance novels to pens, newspapers… Continue reading

More

St Petersburg Metro – Why are you so beautiful?

Metro station Avtovo

It’s certainly one of the first things you read about while searching the internet to get an overview before you travel to St Petersburg. And as I had already heard from so many people about the astonishing and wonderful metro stations, I wanted to write about the history and the characteristics of the Saint Petersburg… Continue reading

More