A Palace for Every Season

The Hermitage: doubtlessly the cherry on the top of the sundae that is St Petersburg, cultural and canal capital of Russia. The Winter Palace, as it is also known, attracts millions of visitors a year, and is one of the world’s largest museums; it’s said that it would take a person twenty years to get round the […]

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Places I’ve Fallen

The snow is officially beginning to melt here in St Petersburg, and I thought I’d send it off by sharing this map of all the places I’ve fallen since I moved here in February. It’s not that I’m horrifically clumsy; it’s just really slippy here. As you can see, Smolny Cathedral is an absolute death […]

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