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Last year, we were all forced to alter our plans for the summer, as well as our trusted routines. This year, as the world is gradually reawakening, we’ll have to learn what summer feels like once again. We have gathered the most romantic summer activities we could think of into the handy checklist below so that you can experience your best three months of sun and carelessness – and stay safe doing it. Enjoy!
The finals are in full swing, the sun is making a comeback, and the forecast calls for twenty-something all week – it seems like summer is officially in town. Whether you want to soak up the sun at the city’s beaches, celebrate warm days with authentic live music, or reflect on electric and diverse contemporary art – here are our best picks that will lure you off the couch this weekend.
A huge 21st century trend, veganism has now reached Russia. In big cities like St. Petersburg, one by one cafes are becoming more vegan-friendly and more stores are providing plant-based options. Although small positive changes towards meatless and dairy-free lifestyles can be seen more often, vegans still need a guide on how to survive in St. Petersburg.
Let’s say goodbye to spring by making the most of the last weekend before summer 2021: welcome the most exciting and beautiful season at a floral festival, thrift-shop like a boss at the city’s bazaars and flea markets, and even pick up a new book at the largest book salon in St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg – the Northern Capital – is beautiful from any angle, but, without a doubt, the most spectacular views are available from the water. Thanks to the extensive network of rivers and canals that binds the city’s many islands together, St. Petersburg got the nickname “the Venice of the North.” From that perspective, acquaintance with the city wouldn’t be complete without a boat tour. Here’s our guide to help you navigate the ocean of options and choose the perfect ride.
Summer is just around the corner – and the White Nights are in full swing – which means it’s high time to venture out and explore the international side of St. Petersburg, plunging deeper into European culture. So grab a bike, put your favorite sneakers on, and let’s spend this day in a German way!
With another long weekend knocking on our door, now is the perfect time to start looking ahead to the coming three days of massive celebrations, long-awaited getaways, and exciting events. And as per usual our team will be your ultimate guide to what’s on in St. Petersburg this weekend – and especially on the special date, May 9.
Feeling like a treasure hunter, an environmental activist, and a fan of vintage all rolled into one? Rest assured, visiting a flea market will definitely make for a memorable adventure. In this article, we’ll not just reveal the best venues for this thrifty brand of shopping in the Northern Capital, but also share our tips on how to get the most out of it.
If you already know St. Petersburg like the back of your hand, it’s high time to get onto the next level – Leningrad Oblast. So, stock up on food and water, put your backpack on, and get on a high-speed train (and don’t forget about student discounts) to your soon-to-be beloved destinations: exquisite park and palace ensembles, sandy coasts of the Gulf of Finland, mesmerizing caves, and stony lake-forest lands – all within your reach and wallet.
Right in the center of Nevsky Prospect, there is a stately Art Nouveau building that stands out from its more classical surroundings – the mysterious Eliseevsky Emporium, an icon of opulence and exotic fare, as well as a symbol of entrepreneurial success achieved through wit and ingenuity. Let’s delve into history and try to unravel the secret to its continuing popularity.