Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hermitage, Russian Museum, Marinsky Theater, Banya, Days 30-36

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Phew these were quite a few busy days…museum hopping, street hopping (if such a thing exists), my first opera, and my first banya experience. Days 30-31 mostly consisted of the usual–school, lounging around parks, etc. However day 31 did consist … Continue reading

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Night Boat, Hermitage, Days 28-29

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Yikes! I am quite behind with these posts, I apologize friends! My exhaustion has finally caught up with me, and I lost internet for a bit there. So this post will be quick…Here I have two back to back excursion … Continue reading

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Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petes Mosque, Ligovskiy, Kartashikhina, Days 24-27

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Hello all! So this is another mishmash of photos ranging from a huge tourist spot–Peter and Paul Fortress–to the mundane–the urban life around my apartment. I’ve actually added some captions this time, so hopefully that helps clear up any confusion … Continue reading

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Valaam, Smolenskoye Cemetery, Days 18-23

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Valaam lies on Lake Ladoga–the largest lake in Europe–and is one of the holiest places in all of the Russian Federation. The island itself has a rich history, and many of its churches were completely destroyed in the last century. … Continue reading

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Wanderings, Мороженое, Peterhof, Days 14-17

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Known as the Russian Versailles, Peterhof is one of the most popular tourist spots in Petersburg. The Grand Cascade with it’s golden statues and magnificent waterworks is so iconic that it felt utterly surreal to see it in person. And … Continue reading

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