Surprising Russian superstitions that still exist today

Surprising Russian superstitions that still exist today

It might be the 21st century, but we are not even close to understanding human nature. Sure, we are all rational beings, but don’t be surprised if you see Russians knocking a wooden table during a conversation, or calling to know you’re home safely so that they can finally clean...

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The essentials of drinking vodka in Russia

The essentials of drinking vodka in Russia

We’ll bet most visitors associate Russia with vodka. And while there is definitely a connection between the liquor and our country, it’s not as simple as you may think. Firstly, where did vodka come from? There are several stories about the origin of this high-alcohol beverage. We’ll omit the jokes...

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24 hours in: St. Petersburg

24 hours in: St. Petersburg

The only problem with being in St. Petersburg for a quick visit is the fact that you’ll very likely want to come back, thanks to the sheer number of awe-inspiring sights. But a satisfying visit is still very much possible on a short visit. Our local city tour guides know...

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Things to do in: St. Petersburg

Things to do in: St. Petersburg

If there was ever a city to devote a large portion of travel time to, it’s St. Petersburg. The stunning architecture alone could potentially keep you (and your camera) busy for days, but the city is also home to numerous world-class museums, cultural venues and restaurants to impress even the...

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The complete guide to: St. Petersburg travel

The complete guide to: St. Petersburg travel

Between the awe-inspiring architecture, rich history, elaborate cathedrals and multitude of art galleries and museums bursting at the seams with works by some of the world’s most important artists, it’s safe to say St. Petersburg is a must-visit. If you’re not sure where to start, our local St. Petersburg tour...

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5 cafés that inspired the literary world

5 cafés that inspired the literary world

There’s something undeniably romantic at the thought of a writer sitting in a smokey coffeehouse, hunched over a notebook — or more recently a laptop — sipping from an espresso and penning the next great novel. Some of the most famous books of all time were written not in isolated...

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Our Local Expert: Marina in St Petersburg

Our Local Expert: Marina in St Petersburg

For International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re talking travel to some of our female guides around the world. Today, we’re having a chat with Marina in St Petersburg!  What is your best travel memory? My best travel memory is the most recent one – a family cruise for the...

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