Our Europe 2020 Trip (#Introduction Part 2 ).

Our Europe Trip – #Russia #SaintPetersburg #IntroductionPart2


Saint Petersburg Russia, the city sits for handful of astonishing edifices, broad public squares and granite-lined embankments. You can enjoy arty and historic streets where museum and galleries and boutiques shops share the sidewalks with cozy cafes, pubs and restaurants tucked among the palatial and renowned emporiums.







Russia is one of the country offers a lot of budget goods compare with some certain Europe country. It’s a great thing that Saint Petersburg has countless grocery market from very low-cost local stores to huge suburban complexes, which cover every budget and favorite. You can easy look for chain of budget Russian supermarkets which name as “Dixy” nearby or in every corner of street. “Dixy” is the typical grocery style with more focus on local products and the prices are lower meanwhile variety, choice and availability may be limited in comparison to the larger stores. Saint Petersburg has some impressive all-hours commerce, fitting for a city that sometimes stays light all night. Signboard with the “number of 24” that has on the street of whole of the city and the Night owl would love it that are the local mini-market which operations 24 hour. Variety competitors of 24 hour mini markets are sell the essentials goods, a number of exclusively imported products and a wide range of quality wines and liquors. Simultaneously, prices are comparatively high.

While, you are same as us like to shopping in the Large ‘Big Box’ Grocery Stores, just follow me to the Multinational grocery chain “Auchan”. Greater variety of imported and local goods, making it a good place for us whose like for many choices of goods and like to consume different items. The French supermarket chain “Auchan”, prices for imported goods will be slightly cheaper such as inexpensive wine and Auchan’s own-brand French groceries. It let our eye bling and delight of purchase for those goods especially those have make the larger discount, the photo would show what we were buying and total price is 2296.72 RUB ( 28.27€ ). One major disadvantage is that the stores have a tendency to be located on the outskirts of the city centre.






Things to buy:🛍🛍🛍
It’s true that many things are inexpensive in Russia, compare the shopping trip in some certain Europe country, the goods Russia pay for less. We’ve compiled a little listing that only are our opinions and maybe savvy shoppers will enjoy them. You might be surprised and the interesting fact is that it’s cheaper😍😍😍.

Vodka🍸🍸🍸 as one of the national Russian symbols, Russia spread the vodka culture to other countries by producing some spectacular kinds of vodka. So you will definitely choose one or more of bottles as a very special gift or direct buy at there and drinking with family and friends. Simultaneously, the Beer-drinking🍻🍻 culture are popular in Russia which direct increase and rising the sales of beer market, with become it’s have more than hundreds of breweries operating including their own brand beer, that including more of ten large producers. Don’t be surprised😮😮😮 when you go for shop, store rack would place more and many selection of different flavour and brand of beer. We’ve compiled a list of Russian beers maybe are the present-day Russia popular maybe not depend what you agreed. They are: Klinskoye Svetloe, Nevskoe Imperial, Zhigulevskoye, Ochakovo, Baltika, Permskoye Gubernskoye, Rifey, Yarpivo, Stary Melnik, Tolstiak, Sibirskaya Korona and etc.


At Russia, you can find without pay much of the money, we can purchased over many various of the nuts, raisin and mouthwatering dry fruit which let us indignant🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ why didn’t brings us the empty of travel bag. During travelling in Saint Petersburg, we’re discover that various unique types and flavours of dry fruit, nuts and raisin can be one of the best goods which you can bring home with cheaper prices. Those nuts🌰🥜🌰 are including almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, Brazil nuts, Sunflower seeds and etc. Maybe you can buy from grocery market with having company name and vacuum of packaged in exquisite packets. For our opinion, you can go to the traditional market or hit on the streets and buy from the specially selling dry fruits of stall, because the price is more cheaper such as a pack of almonds just 200RUB (2.49 €), a pack of dry fruit just 100RUB (1.25€). Meanwhile, if you lucky, you also can buy them cheaper the more such as a big pack of mix dry fruits only 200RUB (2.49 €), a pack of sunflower seed only 30RUB(0.37€), a big pack of raisin only 150RUB (1.87€) just outside of the Saint Petersburg city from rows of vendors line the sides of the street😄😄😄.

Among its many delightful attractions, walk into Saint Petersburg traditional and wet market, you’ll find a few of stall rich with many colours and flavours, watch clearly these were the spices, that might be surprise for some foreign visitor . Over more than tens of various kinds specific spices and herbs can be found, most spices given their exquisite aroma, texture, taste which using for carrying exceptional ingredients in cooking. You can buy some of the spices go home for your cooking adding different flavour tempting culinary art and they stock spices in small packets of 100g +- just only 100RUB (1.25€).






Saint Petersburg Russia gets cold in winter, even though the temperature drops well below 0 degrees🥶🥶🥶 the city is still bustling with many people. There are plenty of winter coat brands that are moderately warm and can be found at stores with the reasonable price. So whether you’re same as us that come from one of those tropical countries, or you’ve arrived from a country without yearly deep freeze, you can buy one or more of the warm clothing. Walk into Turkey multinational clothing-retail “Colin’s” as a brand which reflects a dynamic lifestyle with focus on prefers casual wear and seeks after a special style. Buy layer warmest coat from “Colin’s” store, coats are usually warm enough up with preferably features of wind and waterproof, so even in strong wind or rain would not feel very cold during our following travelling. OK, we go for late winter it is a good season to buy warmest coat with good discount and the price is just 1995RUB (24.68€).





Accommodation: 🏨🏨🏨
Saint Petersburg Russia, Its wealth of cultural, historical, gastronomic and architecture have all the ingredients for a well-heeled traveller’s destination, so have earned as a range of accommodation types and that there are a number of options to choose from! From cosy boutique hotels to guesthouses, top class hotels that belong to well-known international hotel chains. Although the accommodation in Saint Petersburg are reasonable price and a lot of cheaper compare to the surrounding Europe Countries. No matter how cheaper for the price of accommodation or which of the season we’re traveling during, we always making a reservation in advance. We usually do some research online; comparing facilities and rates, for our opinion one of the cheapest and easy way to make reservations is usually through a book online.

After comparing we make booking our accommodation through the “Booking.com” website and choose stay a budget Boutique Condo. In the city’s got impressive architecture, historical and art environment, the space is at a premium and if you expect of budget, don’t be surprised if the accommodation room size is smaller. A range of hotel rooms that are aiming to bring the chic design flair and combine with every modern convenience with a fully equipped kitchen🍳🍽, a dining table and chairs, two single bed🛏🛏 and separate of shower🚿🚿 and toilet🚽🚽. A clean, comfortable and simple stylish design elements room that with practical and superb facilities. They including simple electrical appliances such as washing machine, microwave, hair dryer, electronic kettle and fridge (In the photo of accommodation, the rice cooker, beverage and cooking ingredients which are bringing by ourselves).







St. Petersburg Russia as a rapidly developing metropolis, now being a largest transportation hub in the North-West of Russia with extensive and efficient of public-transit systems. Over ground transport is be varied that including metro, bus, trolleybus, tram, minibuses called Marshrutkas, as well as taxis but that are not difficult to ride those transport with using the navigating smartly. If you embrace these forms of transportation you can shrink and visit big city by mastering the subway and bus systems, hopping into the taxi.


One of a good way, easy and save cost to begin a city tour is by taking the metro, it as the world’s deepest subway and covers nearly all of the city. Although St. Petersburg’s metro is perhaps not quite as majestic as Moscow’s, but as Russia’s deepest you can be a cultural experience for vertiginous views of the ornate decoration and keep an eye for the mosaics featuring illustrious naval officers and columns adorned with intricate bas-reliefs. Consider your ticket options and normally as traveller they are using single ticket, Metro Travel Card, day all-transport travel pass and monthly transport pass. The St. Petersburg metro still uses the token system (coins) for single ticket and the ticket price is 55RUB (0.68€), a single journey to anywhere no matter how nearly or far in the city which have the metro lineFor our suggestion is better buy the Metro Travel Card and it will cut your per-ride costs and save you time (because you won’t have to stand in a ticket window or machine every time you ride): They have several type of Metro Travel Card🎫🎫🎫 which including 7 days, 15 days, 30 days and 90 days, we buy for a period of 7 days which can pass for 10 Journeys and the price is 430RUB (5.35€). You can buy tokens, passes, and cards at subway ticket machines or from the cashier windows operating in every station vestibule. NOTE: If you carry the larger baggage🧳🧳🧳 you need to buy another single ticket token. Same as many Europe Countries, day all-transport travel pass and monthly transport pass are valid within the administrative boundaries of St. Petersburg for all metro, bus, trolleybus and tram services. The price is depending on how many day you choose. Simultaneously, you can direct pay the cash to a conductor when take the bus, trolleybus and tram services and the price of ticket normally is 50RUB (0.62€).





If you want a comfortable with ride as convenient transport during your travel, you can ride taxi🚖🚖🚖. In St. Petersburg taxis can be relatively cheap, if you phone to reputable cab company or It is possible to make an order on their website. Most companies will be able to get a car service to you with anywhere in the centre just 15-20 minutes and these company including TaxovichkoF, Troika Cars Taxi, Gett Taxi, Taxi Pulkovo, Yandex.Taxi and etc. We choose and download Yandex Taxi apps, which has emerged as a service similar to ride-sharing apps Uber within Russia. Yandex is Russia’s Google: a search engine and internet portal with email services and its own map software. Download Yandex Taxi app, they have similarly good user experiences same with ride-share apps Uber, no calls required, more advantage on calculates and try to escape a traffic on your route and the app would shown price of the Taxi fees for your destination. Meantime, we ride the Yandex Taxi from St.Petersburg Coach Station (Obvodnyy kanal Station) around 4km to our staying hotel and the transport fees is 135RUB (1.68€)🙂🙂🙂.


Road across:
Think twice before jaywalking. It’s not difficult and always can view a lot of the vehicle on the road across the city are driving very fast so because of avoid for accident, you must not be jaywalk and try walk into sidewalk. Always carefulness when across the street or avenue especially the crossroad and use for the Pedestrian lights or crosswalk which can be always found it and nearby for your and make sure you cross the road without a car.



Aware pickpockets:
Although take a delightful and relaxing mood on the St. Petersburg Russia journey are very good but as savvy traveller must always constantly on guard for aware of pickpockets. There are more pickpockets that can be anywhere and they congregate wherever there are crowds. Not only keep your money hidden and separate your funds, you also must always look out your bag especially backpack🎒🎒🎒. Happened to us, maybe you think that would happening in subway trains and buses, but its happening in the bustle street of St. Petersburg. While we walk in the busy road of city even we have zip up our backpack but the pickpocket keep to follow us and open out our backpack. Lucky, we conscious early, at once we shout “Thief” and the pickpocket immediately run into the crowd. So we put a small lock🔒🔒🔒 on our backpack and its following us during our Europe Trip (Including our next of the three countries Europe Trip). Be on the lookout, wear your money belt, lock your bag and you’ll do fine.

While, continuous follow us start our Russia – Saint Petersburg, Leningrad Region Journey “A Journey for Multicolored, Friendly and Prosperous of Russia”

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