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До Свидания Питер!

I come home today!!! Very excited! Last night we went out for dinner and drinks, it was very sad. It was Summer Solstice last night so it hardly got dark at all. Walking along Nevskii for the las time was … Continue reading

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Алые Парусa

…means “Scarlet Sails”. Yesterday was the Алые Парусa festival for graduates. The centre of the city is closed to cars and all transport is shut down so people can wander around freely. The graduates can go to a concert in … Continue reading

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Novgorod

Novgorod means “new town”, ironically seeing as it is the oldest town in Russia (and, incidentally, twinned with Watford). On Monday we went there for the day, getting the 8am train (ugh). We got to the train station and it … Continue reading

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Павловск и Царское Цело

This Sunday was “Day of Russia”. What is this you ask? Nothing. It used to be “Independence Day” but then the government cottoned on to the fact the need to have become independent from something so they had to change … Continue reading

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Alexander Nevskii Lavra

This week we went to Alexander Nevskii Lavra (which is the highest form of monastry in the Russian Orthodox Church). Considering how important the monastry is it isn’t that impessive, the best bit was the “monks bread” which the monks … Continue reading

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A Cultural Weekend

This weekend has been packed with touristy type things as we have just realised we only have two weeks left to see everything! Sunday we went to the museum of the blockade of Leningrad. During WW2 the whole city was … Continue reading

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Петергоф/Peterhof

This is Peter’s Palace, it’s about an hour from the city centre, on the gulf of Finland. The palace had hundreds of fountains, enormous gardens and many gold statues of naked men. This river goes all the way from the … Continue reading

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