Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cell Phone in Russia

by Natalia Rogachyova on May 29, 2012
Cell Phone in Russia

For many people, taking a mobile abroad is a reliable way of staying in touch with family and friends at home. Even if you do not intend to make much use of your cell phone in Russia, it can be very comforting to know that loved ones can easily get in touch with you, no matter where you are.

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St Petersburg in October: Trip Expectations

by Natalia Rogachyova on May 24, 2012
Visit Petersburg in October

October is a fascinating month to visit St Petersburg. The summer festivals and White Nights are over. But many of the tourists are gone, too, meaning that museums and attractions are less crowded. The days may be shorter and autumn is in the air, yet many of the season attractions are still operating. You can enjoy a visit that’s more relaxed and, perhaps, see more of the ‘real’ St Petersburg than if you visited during the height of the tourist season.

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St Petersburg in September: Travellers’ Choice

by Natalia Rogachyova on May 20, 2012
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In September, the average temperature in St Petersburg is around 10C. If you visit early in the month, then you may find that it is still relatively warm. In late September, however, St Petersburg has a distinctly autumnal feel, with trees in the parks losing their leaves and the temperature much cooler than the summertime highs.

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Canal Cruise in St. Petersburg

by Natalia Rogachyova on May 4, 2012

St Petersburg is often called the ‘Venice of the North’ and ‘New Amsterdam’, because of the network of rivers and canals that the city was either designed around, or were man-made during the construction of the city. Peter the Great built St. Petersburg as Russia’s naval capital and the biggest port city; the waterway system is used for trade and by military vessels to this day. The canals and rivers also act as a valve to prevent the disastrous floods that the city was prone to in November. Less successfully, the waterways were intended to form a commuter system for citizens.

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