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From St. Petersburg to Helsinki, by bus

From St. Petersburg to Helsinki, by bus

The new high-speed rail service linking Helsinki with St. Petersburg, just launched last December, has been an immediate success, with passenger numbers in the first four months of 2011 up over a third on the same period in 2010. With the journey time slashed to 3 hours 36 minutes, it is no surprise that cross-border » Read more

St. Petersburg: Photos album of the city at night

St. Petersburg: Photos album of the city at night

I’ve been back from St. Petersburg for nearly six weeks, but I’m still combing through my photographs, trying to make sense of it all. It was a wintry thrill to visit this northern city in the colder darker months.  It also, however, provided some stunning views of the city during the long, winter night. Today I » Read more

St. Petersburg: Holy Mosaics! The “Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood”

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the most famous sights in St. Petersburg, Russia. Although the Cathedral touts an old romantic style, it is, in fact quite young, constructed between 1883-1907. Officially named the “Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ,” the church was built as a memorial to the slain Tsar Alexander II of Russia, » Read more

St. Petersburg Cheap Eat: Fried pirozhki!

Afternoon delight About ten days ago, during my last day in St. Petersburg, Russia, I experienced an afternoon snack attack. I had spent the day visiting churches, climbing to the top of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and doing last-minute shopping. I wanted to stop for a coffee and treat, but I needed to get home to pack » Read more

St. Petersburg Journal: Daily surprises

Note: EuroCheapo editor Tom Meyers is traveling in St. Petersburg, Russia and blogging about his journey. St. Petersburg, like most big cities, strikes me as a place of small surprises. For every grandiose palace visit, there’s an insightful trip to the grocery store. For every grand view, there’s a real-world view right behind you. Today I thought I’d post some » Read more

St. Petersburg Journal: Impressions, photos, and a smile

St. Petersburg Journal: Impressions, photos, and a smile

Note: EuroCheapo editor Tom Meyers is traveling this week in St. Petersburg, Russia. Greetings from St. Petersburg! The city is snowy, slushy, and slippery, and every step outside requires attention. I flew in from Paris on Saturday afternoon and my friend Carl, who lives in St. Petersburg, picked me up at the airport and whisked me » Read more

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