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My Very Russian River Cruise: St. Petersburg Russia (Part II)

Russian River Cruise: Arriving in St Petersburg Read Part I of My Very Russian River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg here. The Zosima Shashkov slipped into her berth at St. Petersburg, the northern Russian capital, during the night. The St Petersburg cruise port lies a few miles outside the city center but on the …

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St. Petersburg, Russia – the Enchantress

  “If Moscow and St Petersburg were sisters, Moscow would be serious and businesslike, compared to this relaxed, light-hearted sibling,” I say with a flourish to my husband Rick. The main street, Nevsky Prospekt, bustles with chattering people strolling arm-in-arm relishing the day. The historic area side-streets with imperial classical architecture in pastels of coral, opal, …

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Where to Stay in St Petersburg-Editor’s Picks

Wondering where to stay in St. Petersburg, Russia? Elegant St. Petersburg has many luxury hotels, but finding good mid-range and budget hotels is sometimes a challenge. We have scoped out these hotels for every budget in St. Petersburg. Luxury hotels in St. Petersburg Grand Hotel Europe 5-star Uber-expensive and grand indeed, the Grand Hotel Europe …

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Exploring the Churches of St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is like an old photograph: mysterious, alluring, strangely nostalgic. Its palaces, with their shuttered windows and paint peeling in pastel strips, invite fantasies of more elegant times. Flat-bottomed boats swoop through the canals, ducking past the remnants of Russia’s imperial past. While it has transformed into a bustling, modern city, St. Petersburg retains its historical allure. …

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