Around the Neva River

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ST. PETERSBURG – I’ve been able to snap some photos of myself in St. Petersburg thanks to my Russian hosts and my translator, Shuana. It’s just darn awkward when I attempt to frame up a photo of my face all by myself. I’m grateful to have another human being who can shoot a decent picture.

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The other day, Shuana introduced me to Nevsky Propsekt. This busy street has an eclectic mix of classic buildings like the Kazan Cathedral and modern, high-end shopping areas.

Armenian Church Of St Catherine

A British tourist heard us talking in English. I was able to give her directions to the Armenian Church Of St Catherine. We passed it about 15 minutes earlier. I told her to look for the bright blue building.

Kvas
Shuana wanted to make sure I sampled Russian food. She said Teremok was quite popular with the locals. We sampled caviar and salmon blinis. She said I should try the Kvas. She described it as a bread-based drink. It was sweet, with a clean aftertaste that’s similar to ginger. I liked it. Teremok is a national fast-food chain that was recommended by my hubby’s Russian co-worker, the Lonely Planet Guide and the New York Times. Everyone raved about the freshly made blinis and Teremok lived up to its reputation.

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From this spot, you can see the Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood in the distance.

Folks – if you’re reading this blog post from Facebook or an RSS reader, please check out my blog link for a fancy photo slideshow on my tour of the Nevsky pr.

2 Comments

  1. RV Says:

    nice pictures. All the buildings are old.

  2. Kris Says:

    Some of the buildings are new…like my hotel. And some of the stores are totally modern businesses.



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