805, 2014

Scenes from St Petersburg, Russia

By |May 8th, 2014|Russia|6 Comments

As a travel blogger and writer one of the questions I’m always asked by people is “what is your favourite place that you’ve visited?” and each time I can’t answer it. Asking me to pick one favourite place in the 35 countries and countless cities I’ve visited is like asking a parent to pick which of their children is their favourite.

Usually when I’m asked the question I offer up a handful of places that I’ve visited and loved but one which always passes my lips is St Petersburg in Russia.
It’s a place I’ve only visited once but absolutely fell head over heels in love with. I’d return in a heartbeat to explore more of the city and learn more about the fascinating history that exists here. […]

1802, 2013

My Favourite Places

By |February 18th, 2013|France, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Travel Tales|10 Comments

Any traveller will know that when you’ve been lucky enough to have visited many different places often people love to ask where has been your favourite. I know some people absolutely hate when people ask this question, but I don’t have a problem with it. It’s kind of a natural question I’d say.

Anyway, I always answer it that I could never pick just one place, so here are a few of my favourite places I’ve visited so far…
St. Petersburg, Russia
I was absolutely blown away by the time I spent in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Russian history is utterly fascinating, and there’s something I find so intriguing about the country, culture and Russian people. I was also taken aback by the opulent and exciting architecture of some of the buildings in St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas.

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111, 2012

The Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg

By |November 1st, 2012|Russia|3 Comments

Russian city St. Petersburg is one of the few places I’ve visited that has really wowed me. I had expected it to be amazing, after all I’d seen pictures, read about the history and spent hours researching what to do and see there. But nothing could have prepared me for actually being there. It’s a unique and fascinating city with some of the most incredible architecture I’ve ever fixed my eyes upon. The Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood was without a doubt my favourite building in the city, and probably my favourite building in the world.

These colours are mesmerizing… […]

1203, 2012

Catherine’s Palace, St. Petersburg

By |March 12th, 2012|Russia|7 Comments

During my time in St. Petersburg, Russia I was lucky enough to visit some of the most amazing places and over the next few weeks I’m going to explore some of my favourites on my blog, starting with Catherine’s Palace.

 

Catherine’s Palace, an 18th Century imperial residence, is located within Tsars village which is around 24km from the city of St. […]

1508, 2011

St. Petersburg, Russia

By |August 15th, 2011|Russia|1 Comment

“What a city! What a river! An unparalleled city! … Look what harmony! How all the parts complete the whole! Such beautiful surroundings, such taste and altogether such variety springing from the union of water and buildings” – Russian poet Konstantin Batiushkov.

During a two week cruise in the Baltic seas the undoubted highlight of the trip was a two day stop […]