Russia (Part 5 – Vyborg Russia).

Our Europe Trip – #Russia #Part5 #Vyborg

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Let us take a little over two hours’ train🚆🚆🚆 ride from Saint Petersburg, Russia, to this picturesque port town – Vyborg, a more unique town with a bright blue glimpse of the sea beyond, characterized by the beautiful colors of the facades and this is dominated by well-preserved medieval architectural of various histories that links with Sweden and Finland combine with oodles of Russia cultural😍😍😍. This appealing Gulf of Finland, Vyborg is situated 174 km northwest of St Petersburg and just 30km from the Finnish border. This is an important port that possesses a rich and turbulent history passing from the hands of one country to another that make this medieval town, offer unparalleled views with a beguiling mix of architectural from typical Sweden to art-nouveau Finnish.

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Finlyandskiy Railway Station🚆🚉🚆:
In Saint Petersburg Russia, we go to Finlyandskiy railway station a cleanly, brightly and provide a lot of modern convenient facility, although, that have selling various different breakfast. AhAh, in this wonderful morning let us buy and drink a cup of fragrant strong lukewarm coffee for make our mind refreshing and have a happy sentiment ride the train to the Vyborg. Just Reminder: In the train station, they provide different type of coffee vending machine, if you want to buy the cheaper price of coffee for our suggestion buy in front of Burger King, a cup of Latté and Cappuccino per cup just 30RUB (0.37€)😄😄😄, but if you buy at waiting area the price is 60RUB (0.74€) even if the cup size is same. It just has a disadvantage that is without English subtitle.

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Medieval Town🏛🏘🏙🏚🏨:
After get out of the Vyborg railway station, we directly walk to the Progonnaya Street and all roads lead to this charming town central, its fortified historic center is replete with medieval treasures. Wandering through the narrow, arcaded cobbled streets to appreciate the captivating charm of this town and rimmed by architectural in pretty pastels, standing side by side with wonderful old dry-stone buildings with vaulted passages contribute to the time-warp feeling, let us stepping back in time of after 12-century. Here, to be one of the most interesting cities in Russia, eclectic mix of cultures that has also preserved its unique identity, with the first built as a fortress by the Kingdom of Sweden give us Swedish atmospheric, meanwhile due to its location and past is within autonomous Finland that also the remains of a medieval Finnish architectural and culture. During that time, Russia has captured it several times in history, Vyborg thenceforth remained under Russian rule and has remained be of the important part of Russia that let us can feel of the true essence of the Russia Culture. As its name as suggests, the street due to whitewashed typical-Swedish colourful buildings and lots of stately characterful old-stone buildings, quintessential terracotta rooftops, impressive monuments as well as ramparts and bell tower of the Vyborg Old Cathedral encircling its core. Every building has its own tiled plaque explaining its history which is let us sense this town as an Artistic Historic Site.

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Not a fan of the arts? Wander along its cobblestone streets which are line with local shop🛍🛍🛍 that full of local artisan goods and enchanting boutiques selling everything from ancient antiques to locally craft product to locally made goods. Not only that, here host to some delicious eateries where you can enjoy regional stylish fine-dining eateries in the squat Round Tower as a part of the medieval town wall converted into restaurant 🥩🍰🍩🍵/ bar🍺🍷🍸🍹 at the market square of Vyborg or enjoy the peace and serenity atmospheric in these gourmet eateries and café with in outstanding views of the beautiful scenery and the sea.

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High Tea and Indoor Market Square🍩🎂🧁🍮🧃🧉🍇🥒🛒🛍:
We enjoy a local high tea in a bakery situated in a medieval building with a cozy and modern interior, bakery counter loaded with local homemade pastries, cakes and breads with all kinds of treats to choose. Let us sample some local Russia desserts, we choose as a sweet and a savoury bread, although both are different taste, the bread bake into fluffy and itself fully of stuffing – a lot of ham and blueberry with different taste of cream and it’s so fresh, yummy and both is a delectable desserts. Of course must be with a cup of fragrant and hot coffee, the total price is 338RUB (4.18 €). Walk into indoor market square, come across a lively market that a mix of vendors with selling all sorts of different handicrafts, local product, fresh agriculture and etc which makes it a distinguish place full of life and local character. No need to worry about buying unpalatable food. Free for taste and reasonable price let us be at ease was well as some wonderful shopping opportunities. Shock that😱😱, here the honey not only mellow and pure, the price is very cheaper just only 400RUB (4.95€) per 600ml box. HaHa, must buy a few box bring back to our country, here let us cheerful for buy different local goods that including a big pack of mix snack only 200RUB (2.48€) and 100gm pack of spices is 100RUB (1.24€).

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On The Bay🚤🛳:
Another of Vyborg´s peculiarities is the unevenness cobblestoned alleys that end in the port that is at the foot of the town, each step leads to a beautiful sight, from where mesmerizing vistas of the coast unfold in all directions. Here, you can enjoy this charming town at your own pace and we follow the wide broad asphalt road bridge lead to the serene park where outdoor terraces to sit and unwind between promenades perfect views of color boats place on the bay. Let us view of the medieval building facing the sea are a symphony of colours that contrast with the tones of the sea, especially in the winter season, you can capture the true winter essence when the sea become ice snow.

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Vyborg Castle🏰🌆:
One of a highlight of visit to this town is undoubtedly the Vyborg Castle, we continue walk along Ulitsa Krepostnaya to the castle and in front of our eye is the gorgeous scenery to take in views of imposing white colour castle rising stoutly from an islet in Vyborg Bay. Parts of the castle are from in 1290s, although much of the building comes from the 16th century is a masterpiece of quintessential Swedes art. The tower of the castle as the last remaining part of the original Vyborg castle, this tower itself has been transformed into museums, where you can learn more about the local history. At the top of the castle is a great height commanding views most parts of the town and with beautiful views of the sea. At here, let us enjoy a peaceful😎😎😎 atmospheric for finish our Russia trip with take in outstanding views of Vyborg`s pastel-hued medieval architectural are arranged in a kind of half-moon shape around the bay or a bright blue glimpse of the sea beyond.

Let us continue next Latvia Trip…..

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How To Go Vyborg👈👉:
At Saint Petersburg, there have the public transport of bus and minivans that complete the route to Vyborg. For our suggestion it’s more convenient to travel by train and from Saint Petersburg Russia is directly connected via a railway line to Vyborg. Leave every day from the Finlyandskiy railway station and the train journey take about 2 hours to get to Vyborg. We directly buy the round trip ticket on the Finlyandskiy railway station and the price is 694RUB (8.54€) per round trip ticket.

Warm reminder: When you go to Vyborg, remember to bring your passport and the printed E-Visa with yourself. Because of the law enforcement officers will always check at any time. Especially E-Visa is very very important.

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Russia (Part 4 Veliky Novgorod Russia )

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Follow us, you will discover🕵️‍♀️🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♂️ richness of the life Russia’s soul in an absolutely authentic exquisite ancient town. The Russia first settled here their life loving, the living antiquity remains, Veliky Novgorod as the birthplace of Russia. Rich with history is the home to the origin story of Russia which back through time, step back to ten centuries comes alive in this stunning town, Veliky Novgorod which related to the creation of this great nation, Russia’s architectural gems and touch the living history more ancient than Russia itself.

The stunning of Veliky Novgorod lies along the Volkhov River just downstream from its outflow from Lake Ilmen. It’s nestled between Moscow and Saint Petersburg so for somebody who drive🚗🚗🚗 from St. Petersburg to Moscow, maybe can stay in Veliky Novgorod overnight for enjoy two-day and one night trip. Or you can same as us making day trips a breeze. That as one of the oldest and most important historic town in Russia, first mentioned in chronicles of 859 C.E.😮😮😮 and will keep go back to the mysteries of Russian history: the Birthplace of Russian Statehood, a Hanseatic City, fortress, towers, Orthodox and the ancient settlement was a major centre for trade. When the car drive into town, first on our looking is a row of factories🏭🏭 🏭and the rows upon rows of high-rise building packed together, may be on your first impression is universality. But after that welcome us is different atmosphere, the amazing scenery that take us back over a century ago, this stunning, unique, absolutely authentic and authentically town. Before stroll around the town, let us enjoy a delicious breakfast in the McDonald’s fast food restaurant, a set of egg plus ham burger🍔🍔🍔 with a cup of hot and fragrant coffee, the price is 204 RUB (2.61 €).

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Stroll around the Town🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️🏙🏪🏬:
Before Russia times for now, Veliky Novgorod was an important settlement which originally built with the sole purpose of trading. So here one of the best preserved many varied architecture, gorgeous historical buildings and as well as traditional beamed buildings as the town has roots stretching all the way back to the 10th century. As the years have progressed, this town also built some new modern building, its present mix of the classic and more contemporary. Since our end point is next to McDonald’s, but it is not clear that there have two McDonald’s, one accidentally went to the wrong station, so we must walk a certain distance to the tourist attractions. Haha😜😜😜, although with the wrong station but allows us more understand and see the side of life in the neighborhood of this town. Although this is an ancient town, it also has international flag official shops and chain store. We simply were strolling through the town, an eclectic mix of shopping and historical charms. Taking into the numerous shops and shopping mall, choose from an enticing selection of restaurants and hotels or stop at food store that line on streets with selling everything from local snacks to cheeses. So make sure to bag yourself some tasty local produce.

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Inside of the Kremlin Walls🏚🗿🏛:
Walk to end of the main street that takes us to some of the “original fortifying red walls” surrounded by a park. Here, the famous medieval perhaps one of the exemplified for 10th century of Russia with the treasures of Russian architecture and as a representation for the heart of town. Once we set foot in here, we can feel in the air😶😶😶 that the pulse of time at the wrist of history so ancient and peaceful. Within the kremlin walls with ancient and Darker Magenta Red colorful turrets and towers look out over a series of moats, bridges and overlooking the magnificent views. Walk in inner doors wall itself is roominess with beautiful scenery, numerous historic for the variety buildings its truly stunning and age of its medieval monuments let us more comprehend of the Birthplace of Russian.

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It was here, in 862 C.E., that Prince Rurik proclaimed the modern Russian state – the Rurik dynasty went on to rule Russia for more than 750 years. So as one of the oldest palace in Russia ( Novgorod Kremlin) which before served as the main meeting hall of the archbishops, meanwhile having the oldest Russian bell tower and a bronze monument to the Millennium of Russia, representing the most important figures from the country’s history. Veliky Novgorod one of the biggest draw is the most ancient Russian stone church, St Sophia Cathedral was erected in Novgorod as early as in the 10th century. The walls of Novgorod churches, imbued with prayers, breathe the wisdom of the past centuries, and the domes with its golden dome positively glows were perhaps be the first example for the most Russian of architectural details.

 

After strolling around the ancient architecture and variety church, relaxing😎😎😎 whilst walk on the quaint Yaroslav’s Court along the picturesque river is a must. Yaroslav’s Court once is the princely compound and renovated with heavily modified in the sixteenth centuries to be as trade mart, beautiful scenery be a photographer’s delight, there are endless photo opportunities. View of the layer of layer ice waves with the colours of blue calm river perfectly compliment the elegant and exquisite medieval architecture almost having one of the atmosphere for the ancient age time. You can spend some time for visit the museum house to comprehend about the history of Veliky Novgorod. An extensive collection of early wood and metal works as well as a chronology of over 250 Russian icons, allowing you to appreciate the progression of skills and techniques through the centuries.

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A Quaint Town🏘🏡🏨🍕🌮🍗🍰🍩:
In the Kremlin Red Walls, there century-old historical building in Russia, but the other side of the Kremlin Red Walls is another atmosphere and charm: a quaint town. Walk along the street to admire the local and ancient scenery, many houses have been preserved and you can be a lunch and dinner in one of these restaurant. We do with a little exploration, spot the colourful timbered houses and the stone houses that have stood the test of time, Renaissance-style windows and the church is so beautiful, they’re the legacy of the town. No matter whether the rows upon rows of colorful or single color building and respective standing there, as if telling their own stories about 100 years ago. Ancient and magnificent Russia classic architecture are unusual, but above all, we can feel the history through the walls and outward appearance, it remains intact which further ads to its charm.

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How to go🚙🚌🚗🚆:
You can use the public transport of Train, Bus and a company called Marshrutka Taksi to the Veliky Novgorod Russia. We choose take the Marshrutka Taksi: a privately owned minivan that follows a fixed route, let passengers get on and off along the way and because of this transport is the best with convenient, save time and cheaper way getting to Veliky Novgorod Russia. You can same as us early buy the ticket on their transport company website: http://www.novgorod-avto.ru or directly buy from the driver and the ticket price is 425RUB (5.43 €) one way / per person. The starting ride point can be easily arrive which in St.Petersburg, it’s near Moskovskaya subway station🚇🚇🚇, at the junction of the Aviatsionnaya street in and the Moskovsky avenue. NOTE: before coming to Aviatsionnaya, the minivan goes to Pulkovo airport where it picks up passengers, so you also can get to Novgorod directly from the airport.

From Moskovskaya subway station how to find the minivan location stop🚇🚇🚇:
One of the Marshrutka Taksi disadvantage is the location stop not clearly such as haven’t any Indicator board so make sure the waiting place is correct. Moskovskaya station has two exits: Upon leaving a subway’s carriage (before ascending the elevator), find this sign on the wall: one leads to the bus bound to the Pulkovo airport and the other doesn’t it. You need walk to the second, which mean walk toward “doesn’t” it. Upon leaving the subway station, go straight you see the park with monument to Vladimir Lenin. You must look up your head and see the sign of VTB Bank🏦🏦🏦 (it reads ВТБ in Russian) on the Moskovsky avenue and make sure walk toward to this building. The location bus stop is opposite of the VTB Bank building, with on the corner of the Aviatsionnaya street and the Moskovsky avenue. You will see a minivan with the sign inside of main mirror and reading «Новгород-Авто» (Novgorod-Avto). NOTE: Because the passenger seat is limit up to 20 persons so suggestion pre-ordered the tickets and the best time is 2-3 days before the trip or even earlier.

The shuttle minivan runs daily – from 7.00 to 02.00 almost every hour. From Saint Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod Russia the route is 2 and half – 3 hours. Its better ask the driver let you ride off the car on the square of the railway station which situated same as the bus station and a McDonald’s restaurant. Here the square is nearby to the town and the Novgorod Kremlin, just only a 20 minute walk. Meanwhile, when you want go back to the Saint Petersburg, Russia you also can wait on this square for ride to the minivan. 😁😁😁Reminder: If you want to print out the ticket, please make sure it is Russian language. This is convenient for the driver to confirm and when you want to ask for directions with somebody is easier.

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Russia (Part 3 – Stroll on St. Petersburg Russia Islands ).

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Beautiful channels and islands probably aren’t the first mind🤔🤔🤔 you would associate with St. Petersburg Russia, but they should be, although Russia’s second largest city was founded on swampland. To help drain the swamp land around St. Petersburg Russia, the city has an enviable system of canals which flow throughout the city and of the Neva River that stretch to the Baltic coast. Meanwhile, miles of undeniably charming waterways and charming canals, are very much part of the city’s allure. While elegant and charms are so much more than its 190 miles of navigable waterways, the city’s varied architectural styles are true spotlight with sites stretch along the river.

Waterways that ring the city center, St. Petersburg Russia is built upon 42 islands and holds over 342 bridges😮😮😮. Although they aren’t the cleanest waters, there’s still nothing prettier than standing perched upon a bridge and admiring the way of buildings appear to merge right of the water. Many of them are, of course, only nominally islands, when you cross from one intriguing neighbourhood to another, actually passing over navigable waterways and bridge that connect the city from one island to other island while offering dramatic scenes capes and visual treats. Simultaneously, some are clearly separate from the rest of St. Petersburg, with a distinctive character or unique historic function that make you interest and learn about their fascinating origins. Float down the canal to the different type picturesque of worthy distinctions St. Petersburg Russia: from marvel at impressive old-fashioned features built and18th-century mansions aristocracy along the banks to jump into new style and younger interest amusement park. You can visit several medieval palace and museums in town, or you can ignore culture in favour of the natural unique perspective on this city of islands.

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Vasilyevsky Island🏟🏛🏙🏢🏨:
We across its pretty alleyways and broadly beautiful canals, Vasilyevsky Island – A largest of St. Petersburg’s islands, with harmonious mix of many western European and Russian beautiful architectural. Island not only is constitutes a large portion of the city’s historic center is also several of St. Petersburg’s greatest institutions. Here, centuries-old merchants’, neoclassical buildings, university, museum, exhibition center, the Passenger Sea Port and historic cathedral line elegant and wide boulevards, seeming to round over with each other to get a view of the river. It’s also has plenty of affordable dining options – café; Market Place eatery; local bakery and etc.

In fact, the whole Vasilyevsky island seems focused on the river, with its grand bridges – one of the city’s most iconic sights. We walk toward the landmark: two large columns depicting Russia’s four great rivers, meanwhile we can find our full guide to one of this fascinating city here. Here, for a breathtaking view of the imperial-era St. Petersburg because its situated just across the river from the “Winter Palace” and “Peter and Paul Fortress”. On the Neva river, during the warmer months, you can enjoy daytime boat trips along the numerous historical rivers and canals. The river is always busy with dozens of river cruises on large ferries or hydrofoils from launch spots along the city’s river banks, or who take the trip into smaller canals you can experience them with in favour of the smaller vessels—sailboats, motorboats. Although we visit on the winter season so would not view these scenery but quilted in ice snow, the city’s big sights really don’t have a bad angle. River are inseparable from St. Petersburg’s panorama, continuous ice sheets being carried through the city on miles of waterways, ornate and brightly coloured of historical architecture, pigeons joyful flying and playing on the water, there all ample evidence why the winter of “St. Petersburg Russia” get another uniquely beautiful.

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Bridge🌉🚤🛳:
Bridge, one of the great St. Petersburg Russia symbolism, these classic and broad bridges becomes a main attraction, covered in hundreds of beautiful fairy lights, that meet natural canals of the river and connect it with the island to another of the island. Most people stroll along the river bank during the warmer months period for waiting, cheer as illuminated bridges rise to let commercial ships through and have a jolly time with its majestic sight view, the surrounding fountains dance to classical music. During the winter season, water activities would not carry on. On our front of the eye panorama is when sunlight shining under bridge, the magnificent and exquisite bridge appear to be most frostily and dignity view, let it’s quietly balanced at there wait for the warmer month coming up.

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Zayachy Island🏰🛕🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️🍔🍟🥤:
We stroll on a very small island which is one of the oldest-fashion Russia style in Saint Petersburg, Zayachy Island boasts another historic city filled with an undeniable charm of the past. Rich in sights of striking architecture from that have stood here since the earliest years of St. Petersburg meanwhile many different eras that give the canals an enchanting pastel hue. With broad expanses and deep enough of the river, here is the first port of St. Petersburg was built . A pleasant island to explore on foot, numerous interest museum, galleries, spectacular river side view and enough restaurant, coffee, beer, cafe around every corner to satisfy of the foodies. We relaxing stroll on island, delightful for snap some pics, unconsciously is time for a lunch .Ok, think to want be a budget price, great tasting and filling our stomach so we decide enjoy our lunch in Burger King, hamburger fast food restaurants chain. In Saint Petersburg Russia, you can easy look for multinational chain of food restaurants around every corner to satisfy even the most insatiable stomach. Burger King’s menu has expanded of many different kind of taste set meal for option and we choose “THE WHOPPER” set meal with the price is 400RUB (5.13 €) per set.

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Peter and Paul Fortress one of the notable landmarks will take us back to the days of the city’s founder, which during the founding time of it served as the city’s first stronghold. First, as you step into this fortress, same as other forts, you will see the brick wall first after that welcome us is a huge of Iconic Peter and Paul Cathedral, an Impressive building look is elegant with brightly golden yellow coloured and renaissance art. A few line of a centuries-old tradition with simple, coloured and exquisite facades, architecture itself premature rich with hugely varied, and sometimes sinister history. Early as a military base, a home of government departments, the burial ground of the Russian Imperial family, the site of ground-breaking scientific experiments, and a forbidding jail. Today, the museum has gradually become virtually the sole owner of the fortress building. It is intimately linked to both the history of the city and to the Romanov dynasty, as it is home to the graves of nearly all the rulers of Russia since Peter the Great. Simultaneously, on the top of its walls you can be able for admire beautiful panoramic views the part of this city, enjoy for overlooking the Vasilyevsky Island and the Petrograd Side.

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Russia Part 2 – Saint Petersburg Russia Neighborhoods

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A compact, bright and charmingly beautiful city, Saint Petersburg Russia where the city’s focal is almost indecently full of iconic buildings with well-maintained historic buildings, whether ancient Medieval, Renaissance buildings and even protruding buildings dotted throughout the city but at the same time don`t forget the restaurant🍕🥐🥩🍰 ,bar🍻🍷🍹, art galleries, hotels, boutiques🛍🛒 and traditional market culture . Uniquely beautiful of the city, although make as bustling setting but pleasant street whose myriad neighbourhoods each have the charm and draw unique of more intimate cities. Saint Petersburg Russia, remarkable of city islands, from its broadly beautiful canals views to criss-crossed Main Street and narrow winding streets is full of color and beauty.

How to discovery this city? One of the best approaches is same as us to allow a day and get happily lost😄🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️, wandering down whichever picturesque street takes your fancy. Historically, its message has been: Keep the flame of tradition alive, but traditions can become stultifying. Historical facades and beautifully interior detailed with modern twists on the classics, each district of the Saint Petersburg Russia has something new and different to show off. We can easy view of that’s feature from that mixture of culture and burgeoning creative; Elegant, grand hotels for more modern design; refined avenues where spill with trendily item of clothing, window display, souvenir boutiques and 24hour shop. St Petersburg Russia is also packed full of interesting and diverse restaurants. Some will like to the proliferation of vibrancy and chic bars, world-class vodka to whereas others still will like get hang out Café. From traditional restaurants recreating with Russia atmosphere to modern, trendy different establishments and multinational chain of fast food restaurants.

 

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Street:🏛🏙👠🥾👔👗🧣🛍
Though the city is full of charming spots, it’s hard to argue with the fact that the Nevsky Prospekt, as the heart of the city is St. Petersburg’s geographical anchor. With well preserved medieval charm for that gorgeous buildings and monuments that spring up on every corner, let us relaxing and enjoyable for stroll through on the Nevsky Prospekt. That are mix of both European architectural style as well as Russia traditional architecture, with its Art Nouveau and colorful buildings, simple and European streetlights, Neoclassical Churches alternate as well as the National Russian Library and Kazan Cathedral let us feel ourselves landed in an age bygone or a gorgeous world. Here perhaps for enjoy shopping experience you can enter into one of the Russia first shopping malls – Gostiny Dvor which also is the largest department store in Saint Petersburg, Russia taking up an entire city block. Or you will come across plenty of flagship store, boutique and souvenir shop where are modern, artistic creativity and an intrinsic charm. Simultaneously, we buy layer warmest coat with preferably features of wind and waterproof in a flagship store – Turkey multinational clothing-retail “Colin’s” as a brand. Well, the coat have good discount so the price is just 1995RUB (24.68€).

Food Scene: 🍕🍔🍗🍰
St. Petersburg’s food scene effortlessly blends the city’s historic past with more modern re-interpretations of classic dishes. So Nevsky Prospekt with an elegant avenue have numerous of restaurants and cafes where you can choose different taste of lunch and dinner or where you can stop and sip a cup of rich coffee with your favourite delicious dessert. After surrounding hanging out, our stomach is protesting. Okay, now it ’s time to fill up our stomach. We take our lunch in an Italian restaurant that resembles a cosy dining room with a simple interior design and classy décor to create a stylish atmosphere that appeals to a young crowd. A simple design of menu with English version let us easy for take the a la carte of the starters are soup of today and tomato cheese soup, our main course is a regular and be a public flavor of pizza. In winter, hot soup will make our body warm. This is the classic tomato soup, which is contains rich, fresh and sweet tomatoes, absolutely full of flavor, and add thick cheese to enhance its flavor. Okay, pretty darn tasty. Lastly, taste a cup of superb coffee that is perfect in our lunch. The total price for the lunch is 1260RUB (15.90€).

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Food Court:🍚🍜🌭🥨🥣
As home of the culture, food court is one of the important part for the local culture, follow us to the shopping mall food court which nearly of the Bus Station. An indoor brightly, simple and cleanly plaza which is contiguous with the counters of multiple foods stalls that including classic, locally sourced and foreign dishes. We choose for taste local and low-priced set meal with 240RUB (3.03€) per set: a plate of rice with fish dishes plus a bowl of soup, salad, bread and drinks. Even in the winter days, the quantity of the fish would be seldom, but this fish dishes is very fresh and haven’t any fish smell although with a simple cooking, the taste also delicious. For the rice, we live in the South East Asia Country, rice food as our necessary and we have claim for its so we inappropriate comment.

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Night Life:🌃🍻🍸🍷🍽🥢
St Petersburg Russia as a buzzing and energetic city, you’ll fall even more in love with the city of night – full of culture, art and a literary history through its many restaurants, bars and cafes. What is lost weight?Let`s us temporary forget about lost weight, numerous restaurants and cafes that an array of places to choose of your dinner, meanwhile don’t forget enjoy a discount of “suppertime”. Well, after 09:00 pm a lot of the restaurants and cafes have 30% discount so we can love our bank account. Walk in the Rubinshteyna street, its most charming in the evenings and the gorgeous street focus for nightlife in the city, the whole street is basically a lineup of restaurants and bars with light dances across the highly ornamented old buildings. Same as local, you can start the electrifying nightlife for a perfectly dinner drinking stylish cocktails and continuous to the charming pubs for drinking different type of wine, or you can drink other taste of the ice-cold beer. In Russia, they are many selection of different flavour and brand of beer. One of the exciting urban locations that are you can keep on going for continuous a drink and party till late in Rubinsteina Street.

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Farmers` Market:🐮🐷🐔🐐🥩🧀🍓🍐🥦🥔

It should be no surprise that most of the traveller👩👨🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️ same as us love visiting farmers’ markets! We want being fully immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of the local community. So during our travelling in St Petersburg Russia, we taking the metro to Torzhkovsky Market located just a short distance from the city, a market that are far more authentic neighbourhood market with only well-known in the residents. There are quieter charms here, a distinguishing feature building with beside is a line of street food stall meanwhile around with row by row of shops lot. One of most attract us are here can easy view a small stall that selling hundreds of different taste of snack, including different type of dry fruit, nuts, raisin, small dessert and etc.

Walk into Torzhkovsky Market, a simple and clean traditional market, neat of the vendors shop with smoked foods mongers, greengrocers, cheesemongers, butchers, fragrant herbs, tableware and bakers, all with an appropriately Russia vibe. A wide variety of different type and flavour of traditional Russian smoked foods including fish, meat and pickles vegetables. Giant different part fresh meat hang on thick iron pillar, browsing stands piled high with colorful produce, many people busy for buy farm-fresh cheese. The cheeses at here are more cheaper compared to our country, of cause, as cheese lover we must buy some blue cheese. At the same time, we like to cook different flavors of food at home, so best for us, this is a stall with a variety of colors and flavors, which can sell more than dozens of various specific spices and dried herbs. More spices have their exquisite aroma, texture, taste and just only 100RUB (1.25€) for the small packets of 100g +- let us delight and easy to buy a few different type of spices.

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Russia-Europe Trip Winter 2020 Part 1 ( Winter Palace, Savior on Blood Church, St. Isaac’s Cathedral

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Saint Petersburg Russia, the city is strewn with architecture that bespeaks of ancient and classical religion, of culture and a civilization that defied the ravages of time. Much of the city’s vibe is attributed to its stunning architecture, that is not just Baroque-style buildings but exhibits outstanding examples of the Soviet architecture and Neoclassical structures, alternate with Baroque Palaces, Art Nouveau buildings and literary cafes. Yet, arguably the most picturesque area in Saint Petersburg Russia can be found wandering through the streets of the city.

Palace Square, Winter Palace:🏛🏛🏛

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St. Petersburg Russia, as a dignified of carrying an honorary title of an “open-air museum”, the unique atmosphere of the city with hundreds of museums, palaces, theatres, monuments, gardens, fountains, and permanent and temporary exhibitions. For those looking to capture the best examples of awe-inspiring architecture on the pomp and grandness of the Russian Empire, look no further than the Palace square (Dvortsovaya ploschchad in Russian). We were leisurely stroll in pedestrians crossing and walk past historic classical architecture with the arches, the dome and the walls were painted in a bevy of bright colors. Stunning historical building for a 580-meter semicircular facade facing Palace Square, it has at its centre a magnificent triumphal arch surmounted by the Chariot of Glory with six rearing horses.

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For somebody be keen on of these museum during their travelling for learn of localization and see ancient arts and artifacts from different cultures and civilizations, you must walking through the triumphal arch from Bolshaya Morskaya Street brings you to the Winter Palace of Peter the Great (now, the Hermitage Museum). State Hermitage Museum on physically dominates Palace Square, as a fascinating Baroque-style building is one of the most iconic. The buildings themselves have held an important place in Russia history, once the home of the Tsars, this gloriously baroque, white and blue-green structure was built in the mid-18th century. It might have started its journey with a single building, but five other structures were later added to host the museum’s fascinating collection .The richly decorated facades feature two levels of richly decorated ionic columns, and the parapets of the building are decorated with statues and vases. The 215 metre-long facade is a white and blue-green triumph of columns, windows and statues intended to reflect grand and opulent of structure.

The crowd that this museum attracts can be intimidating. You’re view to a breathtaking collection of treasures and masterpieces from all over the world, the State Hermitage Museum feature all sorts of treasures, right from the Stone Age to the early 20th century. The grounds themselves rich with the symbolism of Imperial, have held an important place in Russia history. The interior design with the majestic structure that including featuring white walls, neoclassical columns, rampant gilt decoration, and beautifully varied parquet floors. The collection features more than 3 million artifacts and it actually boasts of having the largest collection of artworks in the world. Range from prehistoric tombs to chunks from the Western European art in fame, from exquisite gold jewels and manufacts to an entire Tsars palace room. The museum’s focal point is Western European art—120 rooms in four buildings ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. Rembrandt, Rubens, Tiepolo, Titian, da Vinci, Picasso, Gauguin, Cézanne, van Gogh, and Goya are all represented here.

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Church of the “Savior on Spilled Blood”:🛕🛕🛕

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Have a gander around the Palace Square and Winter Palace. But it doesn’t stop there: we were short walks to the Church of the “Savior on Spilled Blood”. Although the Church as it marks the spot where Emperor Alexander II was severely wounded and died in 1881. But architecturally, the cathedral differs from Saint Petersburg’s other structures and moreover to have this church built in “traditional Russian” style. It intentionally resembles the 17th-century Yaroslavl churches and the celebrated St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. On the one hand, there is the five onion-domes exuberantly decorated and covered with jeweller enamel and on the other is peculiar multicolored exterior makes the church stand out from St. Petersburg’s other typically strict architectural proportions and color combinations. Inside of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood stands for monumental beauty for artistic creativity and an intrinsic charm. As one of the largest mosaic collections in Europe, the walls and ceilings are completely covered in intricately detailed mosaics and more being focus on biblical scenes or figures, with fine patterned borders.

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St. Isaac’s Cathedral :

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St. Petersburg Russia, the city’s architecture reflects the best of specimens of each culture, through its buildings. Let us continues walk and exploring the Cathedral stands for monumental beauty. St. Isaac’s Cathedral one of the largest cathedral in Russia which is one of the finest examples of the neoclassical structures. It seems magnificent and fine architecture, which Cathedral as the building blends Neoclassical, Byzantine and Greek style. The front colonnade is composed of 22 m tall columns, although round colonnade made up look as simple geometric forms, feature a peristyle and each weighting about 80 tons, let its look in more enormous. The cathedral’s facades are decorated with boasts impressive fades and featuring relief sculptures of Biblical figure of a colossal double door sculpture portraying a narrative. The interior is adorned with incredibly detailed mosaic icons, paintings and columns made of malachite and lapis lazuli. You can enjoy a 360° panoramic view under the gilded dome of St. Isaac’s that dominates the skyline of St. Petersburg.

Around these attractions, they are many chic stores have moved in making this one of St. Petersburg’s most charming neighborhoods.

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Our Europe Trip – #Russia #SaintPetersburg #IntroductionPart2

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Saint Petersburg Russia, the city sits for handful of astonishing edifices, broad public squares and granite-lined embankments. You can enjoy arty and historic streets where museum and galleries and boutiques shops share the sidewalks with cozy cafes, pubs and restaurants tucked among the palatial and renowned emporiums.

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Grocery:🛒🛒🛒
Russia is one of the country offers a lot of budget goods compare with some certain Europe country. It’s a great thing that Saint Petersburg has countless grocery market from very low-cost local stores to huge suburban complexes, which cover every budget and favorite. You can easy look for chain of budget Russian supermarkets which name as “Dixy” nearby or in every corner of street. “Dixy” is the typical grocery style with more focus on local products and the prices are lower meanwhile variety, choice and availability may be limited in comparison to the larger stores. Saint Petersburg has some impressive all-hours commerce, fitting for a city that sometimes stays light all night. Signboard with the “number of 24” that has on the street of whole of the city and the Night owl would love it that are the local mini-market which operations 24 hour. Variety competitors of 24 hour mini markets are sell the essentials goods, a number of exclusively imported products and a wide range of quality wines and liquors. Simultaneously, prices are comparatively high.

While, you are same as us like to shopping in the Large ‘Big Box’ Grocery Stores, just follow me to the Multinational grocery chain “Auchan”. Greater variety of imported and local goods, making it a good place for us whose like for many choices of goods and like to consume different items. The French supermarket chain “Auchan”, prices for imported goods will be slightly cheaper such as inexpensive wine and Auchan’s own-brand French groceries. It let our eye bling and delight of purchase for those goods especially those have make the larger discount, the photo would show what we were buying and total price is 2296.72 RUB ( 28.27€ ). One major disadvantage is that the stores have a tendency to be located on the outskirts of the city centre.

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Things to buy:🛍🛍🛍
It’s true that many things are inexpensive in Russia, compare the shopping trip in some certain Europe country, the goods Russia pay for less. We’ve compiled a little listing that only are our opinions and maybe savvy shoppers will enjoy them. You might be surprised and the interesting fact is that it’s cheaper😍😍😍.

Vodka🍸🍸🍸 as one of the national Russian symbols, Russia spread the vodka culture to other countries by producing some spectacular kinds of vodka. So you will definitely choose one or more of bottles as a very special gift or direct buy at there and drinking with family and friends. Simultaneously, the Beer-drinking🍻🍻 culture are popular in Russia which direct increase and rising the sales of beer market, with become it’s have more than hundreds of breweries operating including their own brand beer, that including more of ten large producers. Don’t be surprised😮😮😮 when you go for shop, store rack would place more and many selection of different flavour and brand of beer. We’ve compiled a list of Russian beers maybe are the present-day Russia popular maybe not depend what you agreed. They are: Klinskoye Svetloe, Nevskoe Imperial, Zhigulevskoye, Ochakovo, Baltika, Permskoye Gubernskoye, Rifey, Yarpivo, Stary Melnik, Tolstiak, Sibirskaya Korona and etc.

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At Russia, you can find without pay much of the money, we can purchased over many various of the nuts, raisin and mouthwatering dry fruit which let us indignant🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ why didn’t brings us the empty of travel bag. During travelling in Saint Petersburg, we’re discover that various unique types and flavours of dry fruit, nuts and raisin can be one of the best goods which you can bring home with cheaper prices. Those nuts🌰🥜🌰 are including almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, Brazil nuts, Sunflower seeds and etc. Maybe you can buy from grocery market with having company name and vacuum of packaged in exquisite packets. For our opinion, you can go to the traditional market or hit on the streets and buy from the specially selling dry fruits of stall, because the price is more cheaper such as a pack of almonds just 200RUB (2.49 €), a pack of dry fruit just 100RUB (1.25€). Meanwhile, if you lucky, you also can buy them cheaper the more such as a big pack of mix dry fruits only 200RUB (2.49 €), a pack of sunflower seed only 30RUB(0.37€), a big pack of raisin only 150RUB (1.87€) just outside of the Saint Petersburg city from rows of vendors line the sides of the street😄😄😄.

Among its many delightful attractions, walk into Saint Petersburg traditional and wet market, you’ll find a few of stall rich with many colours and flavours, watch clearly these were the spices, that might be surprise for some foreign visitor . Over more than tens of various kinds specific spices and herbs can be found, most spices given their exquisite aroma, texture, taste which using for carrying exceptional ingredients in cooking. You can buy some of the spices go home for your cooking adding different flavour tempting culinary art and they stock spices in small packets of 100g +- just only 100RUB (1.25€).

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Saint Petersburg Russia gets cold in winter, even though the temperature drops well below 0 degrees🥶🥶🥶 the city is still bustling with many people. There are plenty of winter coat brands that are moderately warm and can be found at stores with the reasonable price. So whether you’re same as us that come from one of those tropical countries, or you’ve arrived from a country without yearly deep freeze, you can buy one or more of the warm clothing. Walk into Turkey multinational clothing-retail “Colin’s” as a brand which reflects a dynamic lifestyle with focus on prefers casual wear and seeks after a special style. Buy layer warmest coat from “Colin’s” store, coats are usually warm enough up with preferably features of wind and waterproof, so even in strong wind or rain would not feel very cold during our following travelling. OK, we go for late winter it is a good season to buy warmest coat with good discount and the price is just 1995RUB (24.68€).

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Accommodation: 🏨🏨🏨
Saint Petersburg Russia, Its wealth of cultural, historical, gastronomic and architecture have all the ingredients for a well-heeled traveller’s destination, so have earned as a range of accommodation types and that there are a number of options to choose from! From cosy boutique hotels to guesthouses, top class hotels that belong to well-known international hotel chains. Although the accommodation in Saint Petersburg are reasonable price and a lot of cheaper compare to the surrounding Europe Countries. No matter how cheaper for the price of accommodation or which of the season we’re traveling during, we always making a reservation in advance. We usually do some research online; comparing facilities and rates, for our opinion one of the cheapest and easy way to make reservations is usually through a book online.

After comparing we make booking our accommodation through the “Booking.com” website and choose stay a budget Boutique Condo. In the city’s got impressive architecture, historical and art environment, the space is at a premium and if you expect of budget, don’t be surprised if the accommodation room size is smaller. A range of hotel rooms that are aiming to bring the chic design flair and combine with every modern convenience with a fully equipped kitchen🍳🍽, a dining table and chairs, two single bed🛏🛏 and separate of shower🚿🚿 and toilet🚽🚽. A clean, comfortable and simple stylish design elements room that with practical and superb facilities. They including simple electrical appliances such as washing machine, microwave, hair dryer, electronic kettle and fridge (In the photo of accommodation, the rice cooker, beverage and cooking ingredients which are bringing by ourselves).

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Transport:🚌🚎🚖🚇
St. Petersburg Russia as a rapidly developing metropolis, now being a largest transportation hub in the North-West of Russia with extensive and efficient of public-transit systems. Over ground transport is be varied that including metro, bus, trolleybus, tram, minibuses called Marshrutkas, as well as taxis but that are not difficult to ride those transport with using the navigating smartly. If you embrace these forms of transportation you can shrink and visit big city by mastering the subway and bus systems, hopping into the taxi.

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One of a good way, easy and save cost to begin a city tour is by taking the metro, it as the world’s deepest subway and covers nearly all of the city. Although St. Petersburg’s metro is perhaps not quite as majestic as Moscow’s, but as Russia’s deepest you can be a cultural experience for vertiginous views of the ornate decoration and keep an eye for the mosaics featuring illustrious naval officers and columns adorned with intricate bas-reliefs. Consider your ticket options and normally as traveller they are using single ticket, Metro Travel Card, day all-transport travel pass and monthly transport pass. The St. Petersburg metro still uses the token system (coins) for single ticket and the ticket price is 55RUB (0.68€), a single journey to anywhere no matter how nearly or far in the city which have the metro lineFor our suggestion is better buy the Metro Travel Card and it will cut your per-ride costs and save you time (because you won’t have to stand in a ticket window or machine every time you ride): They have several type of Metro Travel Card🎫🎫🎫 which including 7 days, 15 days, 30 days and 90 days, we buy for a period of 7 days which can pass for 10 Journeys and the price is 430RUB (5.35€). You can buy tokens, passes, and cards at subway ticket machines or from the cashier windows operating in every station vestibule. NOTE: If you carry the larger baggage🧳🧳🧳 you need to buy another single ticket token. Same as many Europe Countries, day all-transport travel pass and monthly transport pass are valid within the administrative boundaries of St. Petersburg for all metro, bus, trolleybus and tram services. The price is depending on how many day you choose. Simultaneously, you can direct pay the cash to a conductor when take the bus, trolleybus and tram services and the price of ticket normally is 50RUB (0.62€).

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If you want a comfortable with ride as convenient transport during your travel, you can ride taxi🚖🚖🚖. In St. Petersburg taxis can be relatively cheap, if you phone to reputable cab company or It is possible to make an order on their website. Most companies will be able to get a car service to you with anywhere in the centre just 15-20 minutes and these company including TaxovichkoF, Troika Cars Taxi, Gett Taxi, Taxi Pulkovo, Yandex.Taxi and etc. We choose and download Yandex Taxi apps, which has emerged as a service similar to ride-sharing apps Uber within Russia. Yandex is Russia’s Google: a search engine and internet portal with email services and its own map software. Download Yandex Taxi app, they have similarly good user experiences same with ride-share apps Uber, no calls required, more advantage on calculates and try to escape a traffic on your route and the app would shown price of the Taxi fees for your destination. Meantime, we ride the Yandex Taxi from St.Petersburg Coach Station (Obvodnyy kanal Station) around 4km to our staying hotel and the transport fees is 135RUB (1.68€)🙂🙂🙂.

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Road across:
Think twice before jaywalking. It’s not difficult and always can view a lot of the vehicle on the road across the city are driving very fast so because of avoid for accident, you must not be jaywalk and try walk into sidewalk. Always carefulness when across the street or avenue especially the crossroad and use for the Pedestrian lights or crosswalk which can be always found it and nearby for your and make sure you cross the road without a car.

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Aware pickpockets:
Although take a delightful and relaxing mood on the St. Petersburg Russia journey are very good but as savvy traveller must always constantly on guard for aware of pickpockets. There are more pickpockets that can be anywhere and they congregate wherever there are crowds. Not only keep your money hidden and separate your funds, you also must always look out your bag especially backpack🎒🎒🎒. Happened to us, maybe you think that would happening in subway trains and buses, but its happening in the bustle street of St. Petersburg. While we walk in the busy road of city even we have zip up our backpack but the pickpocket keep to follow us and open out our backpack. Lucky, we conscious early, at once we shout “Thief” and the pickpocket immediately run into the crowd. So we put a small lock🔒🔒🔒 on our backpack and its following us during our Europe Trip (Including our next of the three countries Europe Trip). Be on the lookout, wear your money belt, lock your bag and you’ll do fine.

While, continuous follow us start our Russia – Saint Petersburg, Leningrad Region Journey “A Journey for Multicolored, Friendly and Prosperous of Russia”

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Our Europe 2020 Trip (#Introduction Part 1 )

Our Europe Trip – #Russia #SaintPetersburg #IntroductionPart1

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As the world’s largest country in total area, Russia is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia and covers more than 11% of the Earth’s landmass. Due to its size, Russia is borders as 14 countries, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, and Ukraine. It also shares maritime borders with Japan, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States. Covering an area of 17,125,200 km, the country is incorporating a great range of environments and landforms from clad sequentially in tundra, coniferous forest (taiga), mixed and broadleaf forests, grassland (steppe), and semi-desert (fringing the Caspian Sea) and as the changes in vegetation reflect the changes in climate.

Russia is known all over the world for its megacities like Moscow and St. Petersburg with many remarkable that create the unforgettable architectural🏰, as cultural and historical sites, incredible architecture in design new era, galleries, museums and restaurants🍽🥢. Situated on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of Western Russia, Moscow, as Russia’s capital city, is the northernmost and coldest megacity on Earth. Moscow attracted world attention as a centre of international business and has one of the world’s largest urban economies, being ranked as an alpha global city. Today Moscow is not only the political centre of Russia but also the country’s most populous city and its industrial, cultural, scientific, and educational.

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E-Visa:
Most foreign passport holders to enter the Russian Federation are required to apply for a visa, which is a permit to travel to, enter, and remain in the country. Good News!!😀😀 For now have been conformed FREE electronic visa (or E-Visa) to visit Russia for a short-term stay, with provide for that citizens of the listed 53 countries which including our living Country, Malaysia. FREE e-visa is more practical way to apply with only for enters to https://evisa.kdmid.ru/ is it convenient? By the way the E-Visa is only valid for a maximum of 8 travel day. With valid E-Visa you can ride any transport such as Airplane, Bus🚌🚌, Car🚗🚗, Train🚆🚆 and etc to entry the designated area. It is easy step for apply, no need go to Russian embassy or consulate, just sit in front your laptop💻💻 or computer and simply click, click and entirely online in minutes for complete your application.

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How to apply:🤔🤔
Firstly, you must prepared standard visa size photo, enter https://evisa.kdmid.ru/ and fill out the application form. You must fill in some simple personal detail, Russia accommodation detail and date of entry WITHOUT invitation hotel booking confirmations or any other documents that confirm the purpose of your journey to the Russian Federation .The most IMPORTANT is email address must be correct. Processing would take few days on business hour and the Official Website would send the E-Visa to your email. NOTE: You must print out confirmation E-Visa and Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended .Customs officer must direct check your confirmation E-Visa, simultaneously you must always bring the confirmation E-Visa with foreign passport during the period of travelling in Russia because officer would check for anytime. Application must be made no later than four days and no earlier than 20 days before expected date of entry. Currently, E-Visas are available for specific Russian regions, while our country (Malaysia) in order to enter for 3 of the regions. During our Europe Trip 2020, we choose for the region of St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region as our travelling Journey.

From our country Malaysia, we take our backpack and baggage, ride the Turkish Airlines and upon arrival in the Helsinki Finland Airport. Although as freedom traveller, well-researched itinerary and planning is one of the important parts for our Europe Trip but observed and on-site response also is significant on this adventures trip. Well, now we were start share our experience for what we are view, learning, discover and difficulty during our Europe Journey. On our planning, Russia as our first destination, before fly to the Europe we have already plan for take long-distance bus as our best route from Finland to Russia and directly book on the website.

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Transport departure to Saint Petersburg:
Choose Lux Express🚌🚌 which has connect multiple journeys to neighbouring countries and the bus have departure from the Helsinki Finland Airport. Well, it good for us save the cost and time. Lux Express, the look of long-distance buses exteriors are sleek black with gold colour logo and the interior same as long-distance bus that we ride on the last year of Europe Trip, offering comfortable and style at a premium. Thank🙏🙏 for the Lux driver patient for waiting us during the custom checking and help us carry our luggage after checking, well we admit it take a few time for checking because our big and heavy luggage are difficult to carry. Sit back with relaxing, the distance take about 8 hour to Saint Petersburg, Russia and the bus ticket price is 18.00€ per adult.

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Saint Petersburg:
Saint Petersburg, as Russia’s second-largest city and get the local of the proud of their city with its strategically located on the north-western bank of the Neva River and reborn as a centre of culture, art, science and architecture. Because it lies on a series of islands separated by canals and tributaries of the Neva River delta, Saint Petersburg also is an important Russia port on the Baltic Sea. Gone are the days of drab Cold War Russia and a city divided by the Wall. Energetic Saint Petersburg has grabbed the us attention with its exuberant urban life and vibrant arts scene. It’s central is large and spread over several islands that made the city’s with have canals and bridges criss-cross on the waterways, art-filled🗿 public spaces and rich on cultural traditions that were create the unique atmosphere of the city. In these bustle and infinite variety of streets with a lot of restaurants🍕🍟, cafés🥞🍰, and nightlife🍷🍸🍺 there’s always something to see, hear, taste, or feel. Simultaneously, hundreds of the museum🏛🏛, palaces, basilica, and monuments provide a window into Saint Petersburg’s rich art history, offering the best view of the scene across centuries and styles.

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Language and Money Changers💲💲/ATM🏧🏧:
Although, Russian is the only official language and Saint Petersburg also using Russian as their socialize but they also can speaking the simple English and it’s well for foreigners especially for us (freedom traveller). Meanwhile, the city is called “the cultural capital” not only for its sightseeing due to the manners sported by its inhabitants. Because of its residents are friendly😊😊 and if you need for any help such as ask directions, even though they would not smile for you but they were tried to help for you. The Russian Ruble is used in Russia, If you same as us want to exchange money prior to your trip, most likely, the bank or money changers in your home country doesn’t carry Russian Ruble. So the best money bring is dollars or euros, Saint Petersburg city got a lot of money changers convenient for you to exchange. Withdrawing money from ATM🏧🏧🏧 is the easiest and best way to get Ruble currency. You can find ATM everywhere and most ATM in Russia don’t charge you for withdrawing. Meanwhile, the overwhelming majority of establishments in Russia will accept debit or credit card💳💳💳 with any financial company such as VISA, MASTER and etc. Sometimes you might get charged a small fee for card transactions, so you should check with your local bank before departure.

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Internet Data Sim Card🌍🌍
Connect to Internet is very important way on our journey when you travel abroad especially for those same as us (freedom traveller). We know international roaming fees are very expensive. Before departure, we already purchased an Internet data card (Sim Card ) on internet and our country sellers inform us the Sim card of internet can use in Schengen countries and Russia. But we never expected, when we arrived Euro the Sim Card cannot be connection and we direct message to the Sim card telecommunications company which the name as CM Link but they didn’t reply to us😡😡😡. Fortunately, our country sellers direct refunded money to us. While during our Europe Trip, CM Link as Irresponsibility Company not only haven’t reply us and always message to us for top up the money. So when buy the Sim Card from your home country maybe must take of this risk.

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A telecommunications company we buy the Sim Card at Saint Petersburg from them…….

 

 

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Don’t worry😏😏, buying a Russian prepaid SIM card for connect to Internet or make calls in or from Russia is very economical. It’s easy, only going to mobile stores, by the way in Saint Petersburg mobile stores are easily look on the street which including in shopping streets or shopping centers, near metro stations and etc. Just take out your passport, there is no fee especially aimed at tourists and you only pay the amount for your consume. They offer several prepaid plans with data, text messages and minutes for calls. The shop assistant recommended us take the unlimited data with Credit Validity: 30 days and the price is 415 RUB ( 5.06€ ).

To be continued………………

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