All posts by Polina Polyakova
St. Petersburg and Siberia: Two Very Different Regions
Russia is a huge country with a total of 11 time zones, spanning from Kaliningrad to the eastern most part of Chukotka. Russia’s population exceeds over 140 million people with a myriad of different cultures and traditions....
- Posted April 18, 2017
Moskovsky Department Store in St. Petersburg
Conveniently located on the way to/from Pulkovo airport, 20 minutes driving to the city center and only 3 minutes’ walk from “Moskovskaya” metro station, next to the hotels Park Inn Pulkovskaya, Russia and Crowne Plaza, Moskovsky Department...
- Posted July 10, 2016
St. Petersburg visitor’s Guide
Dear friends it’s been a pleasure to share more details on when, where anhow you can have great time in the most beautiful city of Russia – St. Petersburg. for the last several years we’be been getting...
- Posted April 5, 2016
St.Petersburg’s best and worst hotels and hostels 2015
By the onset of 2016, we decided to prepare rankings of the best and worst hotels and hostels in St. Petersburg. The rankings are based on verified reviews from real travelers left on world’s leading hotel reservation...
- Posted December 30, 2015
300th Anniversary Park in St. Petersburg
The 300th anniversary park in St. Petersburg is located uptown near the Gulf of Finland and was opened in honor of St Petersburg’s 300th anniversary. The park is situated in the northwest area near Primorsky Prospect in...
- Posted May 9, 2014
Traditional Items to Buy as Souvenirs of Your Time in Saint Petersburg
At my work in a hotel, on forums and tourist portals, I was frequently asked what one can bring from St. Petersburg as a gift, or which local foods and products to buy. Many travelers want to...
- Posted October 13, 2013
Flea Market at Udelnaya
Are you feeling like buying something unique or authentic, something other than mass produced consumer goods made in China? Learn about the informal history of St. Petersburg through shopping at the Flea Market at Udelnaya (or “the...
- Posted August 27, 2013
Nevsky prospekt is the heart and the major artery of St. Petersburg. This 4.5 km-long thoroughfare stretching from the Admiralty building to the Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra was laid by Peter I in 1710. Nevsky prospekt is famous not...
- Posted August 4, 2013
Cafe “Mesto” is an interesting place on the Petrogradskaya side of old St. Petersburg. It is hard to define exactly whether it is a restaurant, a salon or a cafe… “Mesto” is decorated in a mystical style,...
- Posted May 30, 2013
Bistro on Malaya Morskaya 13
This place is really a godsend for a traveler tired of cultural program. It lies in the heart of St. Petersburg, 3 minutes away from St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Admiralty and 10 minutes away from Hermitage. Even...
- Posted May 6, 2013