6 Phrases to Help You Survive on the Marshrutka

Okay, I’ll admit it: I love marshrutkas. What could be finer than being smushed into a minivan with a gaggle of Russians while you zoom through St. Petersburg at breakneck speeds? The first time I lived in St. Petersburg, the best way to get from the metro to my apartment was by marshrutka, and I… Continue reading

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Tramway over the ice of the Neva river

Tramway

Tramway over the ice of the Neva river The first tram system ran through the streets of Saint-Petersburg in 1865. A ticket for a ride with this horsecar cost 5 kopeks. When you decided to travel on the roof it only cost 3 kopeks. From 1895 till 1910, a very unusual way of crossing the… Continue reading

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Time to say goodbye to Saint-Petersburg!

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Almost three months passed by, since the moment when my little adventure started in Saint Petersburg. As I stayed during a 3 weeks intensive language course at Liden & Denz one year ago, I have already got an impression of Russia and Saint Petersburg. Convinced by the teaching methods of the language school, I decided… Continue reading

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Towards the East – The Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway

Towards the East – The Trans-Siberian Railway For quite some time I have the wish to travel across Russia with the by Tsar Nicholas II built railway. I would like to learn more about the Russian landscape, and about the daily life in different Russian cities. Therefore, traveling by Trans-Siberian Express all the way to Vladivostok… Continue reading

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CKA Ice Hockey Club Saint Petersburg

Ever heard something about the Ice Hockey Club of Saint Petersburg? To be honest, I did not even know that Saint Petersburg has its own Ice Hockey Club. I heard about it for the first time, when a friend asked me if I can get some souvenir from CKA shop on Nevsky Prospekt. So therefore,… Continue reading

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Student Story: Saying Goodbye to Saint Petersburg!

Saying Goodbye

Student Story: Saying Goodbye to Saint Petersburg! I still cannot believe it, saying goodbye is harder than I thought! My 3-month-stay here in Saint Petersburg is already over! It was such a great experience and I am very thankful for this awesome time here. I would really recommend it to everyone, to work or study… Continue reading

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Impressions of the Autumn Festival of Lights 2016

My impressions about the Autumn Festival of Lights! As announced, one of the most spectacular festivals of the year took place in Saint Petersburg during this weekend and our expectations were more than excelled. I visited the Autumn Festival of Lights 2016 with two friends of mine on Friday, 5th November and Saturday, 6th at… Continue reading

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Fries Heaven – Amsterdam Chips Company

Are you a Fries Lover? Last week I made an awesome discovery – a shop that sells nothing but fries! Sounds like heaven to you? Well, it is. Uniqueness It is situated on Nevsky Prospekt and I passed by many times before I actually visited it. I was always in a hurry and I thought… Continue reading

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