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  • Places to Visit in St. Petersburg for Free This Summer

    St. Petersburg, often referred to as the Venice of the North or the cultural capital of Russia, is a magnificent city located on the Baltic Sea. It was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and served as the capital of the Russian Empire for two centuries. The city is renowned for its stunning architecture, cultural significance, and historical importance.


  • Weather in St. Petersburg

    When traveling to a foreign country far away from home, it’s expected to be very new and different. Apart from the culture and food, the weather can be quite a contrast from what you are used to. Russia is famous for being cold and snowy, which can be intimidating to someone from a warm tropical country. But is St. Petersburg really that bad?


  • A Peek Into St. Petersburg’s Metro System

    One can hardly overlook the metro when examining a city’s transportation network. It is an indispensable public service, its economic and environmental benefits considerable: its carbon emissions and energy consumption are low, it reduces traffic congestion, increases the employment pool by making distant commutes more accessible, and positively impacts property values.


  • St. Petersburg’s Electric Transport: Trams

    The environmental and financial advantages of employing electrically powered vehicles are undisputed, and these benefits are greater still in the case of public transportation, which, though perhaps not in comfort, in efficiency far surpasses personal vehicles. In this field St. Petersburg has long been at the vanguard.


  • Miniature St. Petersburg and Russia

    For the architecturally-minded, miniatures are an excellent medium through which to peruse and dissect edifices from a global perspective. As such, here I’ve compiled a catalog of the 4 that can be found in Saint Petersburg and which I think are worth visiting.


  • Holiday Markets in St. Petersburg

    The holiday season is at hand, and what better way is there to celebrate than to visit a New Year market — where one can find all of the confectionaries, gift shops, food stalls and ice rinks one’s heart desires? These festivities are eagerly awaited by all and sundry, but none more so than the denizens of our beautiful city, which positively radiates gaiety in these wondrous wintry months.


  • All I Want for Christmas Costs a Fortune

    Buying New Year and Christmas gifts for your family and friends is often quite expensive. Here are some tips on how to do it within your budget in 2022. The title is a reference to Mariah Carey’s single "All I Want for Christmas Is You"


  • My Visit to the Andy Warhol Exhibition in St. Petersburg

    The other day, I went to the Andy Warhol exhibition in St. Petersburg. Andy Warhol is a pop art master who was active in the 1960s, and I have been waiting for the opportunity to see his works in person. It is very rare to see an Andy Warhol exhibition in Japan, and even when there is one, I have never been able to go.


  • Checklist: What to Visit in St. Petersburg in 2 Days

    When you live in the most popular tourist destination in Russia, all your friends ask you one simple question: what do you recommend seeing? In my three years of living here, I developed a checklist which I will be happy to share with everyone.


  • Specialty Coffee Culture in St. Petersburg

    Drinking coffee has become an everyday habit for many of us. Choosing a coffee house or a package of coffee beans in a shop can be a problem for a non-professional. As well as other products, coffee can be of different quality and that influences the taste. So where can we find the perfect cup?