March 26th, 2013

Snowy St. Petersburg, Russia

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After a few days in Moscow, I was happy to jump in the Land Rover at 3:30 a.m. and start the long journey to St. Petersburg. In Moscow I often felt suffocated by the rushed crowds on the streets and metro stations. Everywhere it seemed people were in a hurry to push their way forward without ever saying "excuse me," a herd of humanity moving through life at a frantic pace. As soon as we arrived in St. Petersburg I knew things would be different. The city has a completely different vibe and is more relaxed, colorful and friendly. Ahhh - you can breathe here! So I knew immediately that St. Petersburg would better suit my personality and the city did not disappoint.Collapse )