New Year’s Eve in Saint Petersburg

Trip planning At the very end of 2011, we decided to meet the coming 2012 in a different and quite unusual atmosphere. Guess, how and where would you get more impressions and emotions as usual? And - it should not be too far away from your home. As we lived in Latvia that time, almost the only option we figured out was visiting Saint Petersburg in Russia. Saint Petersburg, some call it also the Venice of the North, was chosen as our destination because it is often described as the most Western city of Russia. Perhaps, it is most western…

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Pskov, Pushkin, Tsarskoye Selo and Saint Petersburg

Travel to Russia by car One of the most challenging tasks before visiting Saint Petersburg was planning of our first day in Russia because you never know how much time you may have to spend to cross Russian border - it may take from two up to 6 or even more hours. We planned our route in a way to arrive at Estonian - Russian border crossing checkpoint Luhamaa very early in the morning (around 5 AM). This was right decision because we spent four hours to fully cross border and started our trip in Russia around 11 AM Moscow…

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