Top 5 Things To Do In St. Petersburg.

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Hey ya loves! ūüôā

To wrap up the posts on my trip to St. Petersburg, I thought it would be great to let you in on what I consider to be the top 5 things you need to do while visiting the city.

Enjoy! ūüôā

1. Check out the Hermitage Museum.

Read more about this here.

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2. Go for a Sunset Cruise.

Read more about this here.

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3. Visit The Peterhof Palace.

Read more about this here.

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4. Admire the Ancient Architecture.

Read more about this here.

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5. Enjoy the Evening like a Local.

Read more about this here.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

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St. Petersburg, Russia. 4

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Remember that time I took a trip to St. Petersburg? Well, there’s one more day that I haven’t shared with you yet. The last day.

I decided to save the best for last and visit the Peterhof Palace just before I left. Peterhof is an immensely luxurious royal estate that lies on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Founded by Peter the Great, the entire place is filled with beautiful fountains, statues, palaces and gardens.

I got there in the evening because it’s always scorching hot at midday¬†during summer. No one told me though, that the fountains only work up to¬†5pm. So with only 10 minutes left, I hurriedly paid for my ticket (I think it cost¬†about 5 USD), walked through security and found my way to the grand fountains. Oh, it was magnificent! Even with the¬†few minutes that I had left, I still managed to admire the amazing show from a very strategic place.

After 5, I strolled down to the Baltic Sea, which starts at the foot of the Lower Gardens. It was all so serene. They say you could spot Finland on the other side. I did see a landmass, but I’m not quite sure if that¬†was indeed Finland.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

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St. Petersburg, Russia. 1

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First day in St. Petersburg was amazingly relaxing. I checked into Cuba Hostel at 7 in the morning. Despite its central location, the place was average and so was the staff in terms of hospitality. After freshening up, I went out for breakfast at a cafe nearby then I took a walk around the neighbourhood.

I spotted a number of popular tourist locations in Petersburg within a¬†short span of time. Perks of living at the city center. ūüôā

It’s hard not to fall in love with the vibes in this city. The architecture, the people, the atmosphere. Everything! ‚̧

I also met some pretty friendly people right from the first day. My favourite was this cute guy who jumped into my frame and held up a peace sign ready for a picture as I was trying to get a shot of some building. He had a really gorgeous smile. ūüôā

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That’s St. Issac’s Cathedral at the background.

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The Kazan Cathedral.

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The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.

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Matryoshka dolls, most popular Russian souvenirs.

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St. Petersburg has some pretty cool metro stations.

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I’m a sucker for yummy, pretty looking smoothies. ūüôā

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Always be kind.

Dee.

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Moscow, Russia. 4

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I was pretty fatigued last night so I decided not to do much today. I woke up mid-morning, freshened up and headed out to buy my ticket to St. Petersburg. After that, I made my way to the Red Square to get a few¬†more shots. The first time I was there it¬†was so crowded and half of it was barricaded in preparation for¬†some event that was to happen the next day. This time there was a book festival going on but it didn’t take up much of the square.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

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Moscow, Russia. 1

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After postponing this trip for ages I finally made it to Moscow!! Yay! As a “tourist” that is, and not just to get a connecting flight to Volgograd! ūüôā

May I just add that this is my first official solo trip and it’s been nothing short of AMAZING!

I actually woke up yesterday and decided to book today’s¬†ticket to Moscow, hoping that I would be able to sort out my accommodation, packing and itinerary within that¬†short window of time.

The latter wasn’t quite sorted out since it took me literally the whole of yesterday and most of today to finally secure my¬†accommodation. I had initially planned to use Airbnb (first time) until it got so frustrating that I almost cancelled my ticket. Apparently, as part of their new requirements, they need you to scan your passport and send it to them without any solid assurance of safety or privacy. Umm, no, thank you. :/

So, I took to the web and within an hour I had reserved a spot at Bear Hostels,¬†right at the centre of the city! The place is¬†way cooler than I’d expected and I’d definitely come back here some other time.

Since I’d already checked in by noon, I thought I’d stroll down to the Red Square, about 10 minutes away from the hostel.

I gotta say though, St. Basil’s Cathedral is much¬†more stunning in person. I literally gasped and slowed way¬†down¬†as¬†it came into view. It has all these little intricate details on it that make it so beautiful to look at.

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Always be kind.

Dee.

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