Best free activities in SPB

Saint Petersburg isn’t always a cheap destination, but there are some places that you can visit for free –so take note! Normally entertainment comes with a price tag so make use of the many parks, art galleries and stunning cathedrals. Make use of free admission Some museums have free entrance days. The Hermitage has one… Continue reading

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Top 5 restaurants in SPB

The city of St Petersburg has a lot to offer. Not only are the sights amazing, but so is the food. In Europe restaurants aren’t normally open 24/7, yet here in Питер you’re able to eat in many of them round the clock. In the city centre there are a lot of good restaurants and… Continue reading

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We Need to Talk About Erarta

I should probably start this article by saying that I really know nothing about art. Of course, it’s fun to pretend – wandering aimlessly around galleries and regurgitating snippets you’ve read online or on the painting description to those around you to try and sound clever. However, Erarta (29th line, Vasilievsky island, 2) is a… Continue reading

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Going Green: Eating Vegan in St. Petersburg

After over four months of living in Russia in total, I have to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to be a vegetarian here. My host family in Yaroslavl were not even taken aback by it, and I’ve only had one incident where I’ve had to argue that no it’s not… Continue reading

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Soundtrack to St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg and northern Russia’s infamous White Nights season is drawing to a close, but the city’s inhabitants are still flocking to watch the bridges being raised and strolling the streets in the early hours. However, if ambling isn’t for you, but live music is, there are plenty of events going on to catch your fancy… Continue reading

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