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      Hermitage and Catherine Palace

      Saint Petersburg Sep 17, 2015 at 5:26 AM

      I and my wife shall be in Saint Petersburg for two days on 22nd and 23rd Sept 2015.(i.e. next Tuesday and Wednesday). I understand we have no choice but to visit Hermitage on Tuesday and Catherine Palace on Wednesday. Please advice whether we should book online and travel or our own or take a conducted tour which appears pretty costly. We don't actually need a Guide as audio guides are sufficient and available in both places.We are unable to judge the crowd pressure in these two paces on these days and definitely do not want to miss this opportunity. Also I have only the 1pm on wards slot available on Tuesday for the Hermitage!


    • student trip (nurses) to St. Petersburg

      Saint Petersburg Sep 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM

      We are a group around 50 Norwegian nursing students who wants to have a trip to St Petersburg next year. We are planning 6 nights there, with 3-4 days of studying. I therefore wonder if anyone know about relevant museums, organisations (within health/socialcare), suggestions for people who can teach us something relevant for nurses or for example about the RussianĀ“s health care system. Please give me contact information if you have or a link.

      Nursing students

    • abbasathar's Profile Photo

      Lenin Mausoleum

      Moscow Sep 13, 2015 at 8:21 AM

      Is it Open on Sundays?

    • abbasathar's Profile Photo

      Red Square and Kremlin Area

      Moscow Sep 11, 2015 at 7:12 PM

      I am a little confused as to how to best utilize my time in the Red Square Kremlin area. I gather the must see places there are

      1. St. Basil Church
      2. Lenin mausoleum
      3. Kremlin Armoury
      4. Diamond Fund
      5. Bell Tower
      6. Alexandria Garden
      7. State Historical Museum

      Can all be covered in one day?. Any suggestions since it appears to be a pretty large area. Also tips on purchase of entry tickets.It shall be a weekend.


    • abbasathar's Profile Photo

      Best Currency

      Moscow Sep 10, 2015 at 6:01 AM

      Which currency is best to carry in Russia?
      Please mention areas where credit or debit cards may not be accepted. Also which is best place to exchange money?


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      A Pakistani Tourist

      Kaliningrad Sep 30, 2015 at 3:21 AM

      Hi all
      Hope you having good time
      I'm planning to visit Kaliningrad this November (2015) as Its the only time off for me from my office for a week. one of my colleagues adores kaliningrad a lot compelled me to visit. but I have few questions anyone here would answer?
      1) I'm an asian/Pakistani Brown skin guy, and honestly I ve been to many places around the world and found it bit weird to be in such place where people around you all are from a total different background stares you that annoy you and you do not enjoy your days off. so how's the local behavior towards brown skininned, single tourist on his own? (I'm really sorry if that sound offensive)
      I'm not a beach/club/pub/party kinda guy, rather trekking, landscapes, mountains, hiking alone, and discovering borders. So would it be easy to walk/trek alone in forests, mountains, fields, and wandering around the border area? having in mind that there are restricted areas for tourists. But I'd really love to visit and capture some snaps with the tri-point (lithuania-poland-and russia border.
      Thank you all in advance

    • abbasathar's Profile Photo

      Metro Rail

      Moscow Sep 6, 2015 at 5:49 AM

      I understand that most of the signs on Moscow Metro are in Russian. What is the best way to go around for a person who speaks and understand only English?

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      Do I need to show 1 lakh Indian Rupees in my bank account for Russian Visa?

      Russia Sep 5, 2015 at 9:34 PM

      I am planning to go to Russia soon. I am an Indian and live in India. I visited Singapore last year for a month. My travel agency told me that I need to show 1 lakh Indian Rupees in my bank, do you think she is lying or telling the truth? I think she is lying.
      Please let me know, whosoever knows about it.

    • a travel to Sortavala and to Suoyarvi

      by rtvln Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 6:26 AM

      How far away is Suoyarvi from Sortavala? Are there direct buslines often to Suoyarvi? Can I reserve a leasing car for my travels in Sortavala as I am a Finn? No trails are driving to Suoyarvi? thanks a lot Ritva

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 7:19 AM
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      What to do

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 11, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      Can anybody advise what there is to do in Sortavala ?
      I'm aware of boat trips to Valaam, but what else is there to do or see ????

      5 Answers Feb 14, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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      Travel to Valaam

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

      can anybody tell me the price of the hydrofoil from Sortavala to Valaam ?
      How long is the journey and do i need to book it in advance ?
      Thanks Duncan

      9 Answers Feb 14, 2013 at 6:46 AM
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      Tourist registration in Sortavala

      by Skillsbus Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      I am visiting Sortavala in July this year and hopefully staying with a friend.
      On my visa application i must state where i am staying.
      Once in Sortavala where should i go to register my visit?
      If i stay at a hotel they normally do this for me so this is something i have not had to do before.
      Alternatively i could stay in a hotel for 1 or 2 nights and get registered and then stay with my friends ?

      7 Answers Feb 8, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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      Travel to Sortavala

      by Skillsbus Online Now Jun 2, 2012 at 8:34 AM

      Can anybody advse if there is a bus or coach service from St.Petersburg to Sortavala. I have already checked out the train services and these run not so often, so info on bus or coach services would be very welcome :)

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      Travel to Sortavala

      by Kardrew Online Now Mar 11, 2007 at 5:44 AM


      I would be grateful if anyone can advise me.

      I wish to travel to the Sortovala area (my mother was evacuated from this region in 1940 & 1944 - Laskela & Harlu to Finland).

      I will be travelling from the UK (Manchester) & would like to see some other parts of Russia - maybe St Petersburg.

      What would be the best way to do this? Travel from Helsinki to St Petersberg to Sortovala?
      or from Estonia? or Russia (need to take cheap flight)
      Best method of transport? Train? Hire a car?
      Best way to find accommodfation?
      Best time of year to travel?
      How to keep it cheap?
      Things to see?
      How safe is it?
      Any advice on visas/ money?

      I would be grateful for any help as I have only just began to explore this idea & am finding it difficult to find information.
      Kind regards

      6 Answers Sep 24, 2007 at 3:29 AM