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Flower Shops in Saint Petersburg

Presenting flowers is a common tradition in Russia. People usually use bouquets as a gift for different holidays, such as International Women’s Day and birthdays, or just for dates or when going to guests. It is much more common to present flowers to women rather than to men, unless they are some famous actors or […]

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Coronavirus: Updates from Saint Petersburg

COVID-19 ruined many plans of millions of people all over the world. And although I prefer not focusing on negativity, this pandemic is unfortunately our current reality that people try to overcome. For instance, earlier I shared some virtual tours of Saint Petersburg museums that are a great substitute nowadays. Today you will get to […]

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Virtual Tours of Saint Petersburg Museums

Staying inside without being able to travel? Quite a common case considering the fact that the world is going a bit unsocial, but still friendly during the times of COVID-19. I will not focus on this topic, as there are many discussions, worries and updates out there. But there is one thing that I definitely […]

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Accessible Attractions of Saint Petersburg

Generally, Russia is not among the most wheelchair accessible countries. However, such large cities as Saint Petersburg and Moscow have necessary ramps and elevators in some of their sights and locations. Speaking of Petersburg, its main reason for having just some limited equipment arrangements relates to the fact that most of the cathedrals and museums […]

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Taste Desserts on Nevsky Prospekt of Petersburg

Sweet tooth, this article is for you. Although, or probably luckily it is so, Saint Petersburg is a huge city and there you can find everything, there is no real need to travel much from one place to another. Lots of cool entertaining and dining spots are situated right in the city centre. For instance, […]

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International Women’s Day Celebration in Russia

Although nowadays many people in Russia associate March 8 with an extra day-off, the holiday has very serious roots. So apart from getting to know a Russian way of celebrating International Women’s Day, below you can read about the historical origins of this spring holiday. Origins Initially, the date was created by a social movement. […]

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Public Restrooms in Saint Petersburg

As a private guide, I am sharing a lot of interesting information about different sights and tourist attractions of Saint Petersburg, including the Hermitage, magical white nights, city suburbs like Peterhof and Tsarskoe Selo. For this type of information, please visit WHAT TO SEE section. But today’s article will be about public restrooms in Saint […]

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Lion Statues in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is a very beautiful city, there is no doubt about that. But did you know, for instance, that apart from a variety of architectural styles the city streets are full of lions and sphinx. Those are sculptures, of course. Lions in Saint Petersburg vary: they are made of marble and gypsum, copper and […]

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Medical Services in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, Russia has a great healthcare system. There are both public and private clinics, as well as a range of pharmacies and ambulance services. The aid principle depends on the health problem and its complicity and urgency, as well as the availability of travel insurance. Below you can get familiar with the most common […]

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Celebrating Maslenitsa in 2020

Maslenitsa is considered the ancient Slavic holiday. In fact, it is a festive farewell to winter and a holiday welcoming of spring. There is no actual date of celebration in the calendar, but it’s easy to calculate it yourself. Just subtract 56 days from the Orthodox Easter, you will get 48th day of the Great […]

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