My friend and I decided to go to Russia in August 2016. We stayed four days in Moscow and seven in Saint Petersburg. We were on a tourist visa.
On our arrival there was a storm so it was a bit chaotic but then we had quite good weather! We stayed at the Apple Hostel Moscow, near the Kitay Gorod metro station.
We saw the Kremlin, the red square, the State Historical Museum, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Saint Basil’s Cathedral.
You can see the Moskva River.
The big shopping center by night (the GUM) was really impressive.
From the Central Children’s Store, we had an incredible view of Moscow.
The Alexander Gardens, the golden Dormition Cathedral are other landmarks that you must visit in Moscow!
The World Clock Fountain is really cool too.
Of course we had to go to the Vodka Museum.
Here is the Bolshoi theater (although it was closed so we couldn’t go inside and see a performance).
We went inside the State Tretyakov Gallery, where we can see the famous “Girl with Peaches” painting and sea paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky.
Don’t forget to take the metro because in Moscow it is really beautiful!
One of my favorite things was the Gorky Park, where you can hear classical music as you watch the water fountains.
We then took the night train to Saint Petersburg.
We stayed at the BroadSky Hostel.
We walked around a lot, met a nice Russian girl who brought us to a pizzeria with a view of the Kazan Cathedral.
She took us to a party downtown and we went on a roof at night.
We also saw the Isaac Cathedral…
And Church on the Savior on Blood.
Here are some other views of Saint Petersburg: The Hermitage Museum, the Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, Nevsky Prospekt (a shopping street), the Palace Square…
We enjoyed a few drinks in a bar with awesome cocktails.
From there, we visited Peterhof Palace, the Russian version of Versailles!
So, what do you think about it?