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Saint Petersburg – A Most Ungraceful Exit

We had an early breakfast and made our way down the cool and empty Saint Petersburg streets and walked to the Metro station for our journey to the…

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg – Imperial Porcelain and Hermitage Museum

Today was our final usable day in Saint Petersburg, and also the last in Russia. We’d walked down the main street towards the Hermitage many times, and every…

Saint Petersburg Hermitage Museum

Saint Petersburg – Hermitage Museum and Mikhailovsky Theatre

If you look at any guidebook, or tourist information pamphlet about Saint Petersburg, there will be one attraction that will always be at the top of the list…

Peterhof Palace

Saint Petersburg – Peterhof Palace

As the Hermitage Museum is shut on Mondays, we decided to head just a little out of town to the Peterhof Palace, which was described as the Versailles…

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg – Walking around Saint Petersburg

We arrived early on a Sunday morning, after taking the overnight train from Moscow. It was quiet and comfortable, so while we were a little tired, we were…

Moscow to Saint Petersburg

Moscow to Saint Petersburg on Trans Siberia Express

OK, so this leg is not technically part of the ‘Trans Siberia Express’, but I believe that most tourists interested in the journey will also add in Saint…

VDNKh

Moscow – Markets, Cosmonauts, and VDNKh Park

I’m not sure where Risa heard about the Izmailovsky Markets, but I’m glad that she did. Well, at least I am in retrospect writing this. In what can…

Saint Basil's Cathedral

Moscow – Saint Basil’s Cathedral, The Kremlin, Moscow Metro, and Café Pushkin

As with most mornings, we woke (long after sunrise) to beautiful clear skies and comfortable temperatures. By the time we’d gotten organised and out of the hostel, temperatures…

Moscow Red October

Moscow – Red October Chocolate Factory and Surrounds

Woke to cold drizzle, which wasn’t ideal weather for a free walking tour of the city that we’d booked. It was a relaxed start time of 10:45, however…

Moscow – Red Square and GUM

This is it! The end of the Trans Siberia Express, at least it is if you’re travelling from the east like we did. We were still quite groggy…