Russia ’16 – St. Petersburg Day 2

We started our first full day at Kazansky Cathedral. Unlike the more touristy Cathedral of Spilled Blood – which got its name from being the site of Alexander II’s assassination – it is an actual place of worship. As such, there is no entrance fee, but of course you should behave respectfully. That includes covering…

Russia ’16 – St. Petersburg Day 1

Flying Aeroflot from Berlin, we chose to spend one night in the capital before embarking on our Russia trip. Many attractions (and restaurants) close on Mondays and we’ve been to Berlin before many times, so we simply walked from our hotel near the Kurf├╝rstendamm shopping street to Kreuzberg, where we visited the Veganz store (no…