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Russia in Retrospect

It has been more than a year since I first set foot in Russia. Twenty months since I first arrived in the country that inspired my whole trip in the first place. Eighty-three weeks since I pulled up outside a ramshackle home on the outskirts of St. Petersburg to begin my three month adventure in …

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Saturday Scenes: Autumn in St. Petersburg

After spending five weeks in St. Petersburg last September and October, I firmly believe that autumn is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit this historic Russian city. With the leaves changing colors and falling throughout St. Petersburg’s many parks, scenes like this were typical most weekend afternoons.

7 Super Shots From 7 Months

Happy seven month travel-versary to me! Yep, as of Saturday I have been on the road a whopping seven months. I am now past my halfway point, a thought that brings me a mix of happiness and trepidation. While I am excited about all of the adventures I have left to experience in the next …

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Shopping Like a Local in Russia

As I walked through the Galeria Mall in the center of St. Petersburg, I couldn’t help but wonder where I was.  I passed a GAP. And a Nine West. And a Payless Shoe Source. Not to mention Nike, Adidas, Puma and Timberland.  If it wasn’t for the Cyrllic lettering on the signs everywhere, one could …

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Touring the Diamond Rooms

I should probably start this with a disclaimer that the entire time I was in the Diamond Rooms at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, I thought I was in the Gold Rooms. I think I expected more extravagant jewels in halls called the Diamond Rooms. And there was a lot of gold. I …

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Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

Autumn in St Petersburg

After spending five weeks in St Petersburg from mid-September to mid-October, I have a hard time imagining a more beautiful place in the autumn.  Even on the cloudy days, I was a bit enchanted. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite pictures from autumn in St Petersburg:  

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