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anyone been to St Petersburg?


osiol 55 | 3,922  
23 Aug 2008 /  #31
What does a decimal place or two mean anyway?

0.1% (that's the percentage of St. Petersburg's population that were counted as Polish in the 2002 census)

I ought to welcome you all to page two.
I've never been to St. Petersburg.
I never went to Leningrad either...
or Petrograd...
or Nyenskans...
or whatever that area was called before anything was built.

Someone on PF has (I'm referring now to the place before the first plank of wood was laif, even of Swedish fort which eventually... you get the idea). Anyway, if you read this thread closely, you will see that he used a rude word somewhere, which suprised me just a little.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
23 Aug 2008 /  #32
Been there lots of times.
Very nice beach, white sand, clean ocean.
polishgirltx  
23 Aug 2008 /  #33
Very nice beach, white sand, clean ocean.

yes....

(...geez....i behave, i mean 'talk', like out local dog....yes....)

;)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
23 Aug 2008 /  #34
I love that looong bridge that crosses to Tampa.
polishgirltx  
23 Aug 2008 /  #35
they have nice kotlet meals in Sahara restaurant in St. Petersburg....yumnmmm...;)
krysia 23 | 3,057  
23 Aug 2008 /  #36
nice kotlet meals in Sahara restaurant in St. Petersburg

Next time I go there I'll try it out. Sounds good.
Best time to go in the winter, it's nice and warm there.
osiol 55 | 3,922  
23 Aug 2008 /  #37
I've been to Peterborough. Does that count?
polishgirltx  
23 Aug 2008 /  #38
Next time I go there I'll try it out. Sounds good.

see ya there girly :)

Best time to go in the winter, it's nice and warm there.

i went always on summer and came back red like a red piggy ;)
Jova - | 172  
30 Aug 2008 /  #39
I spent four weeks there. Loads of photos and stories. Amazing city.
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
30 Aug 2008 /  #40
Amazing city.

Really? Happy to hear it. How did you like people there? Would you post some pics?
Jova - | 172  
2 Sep 2008 /  #41
Are you from St. Petersburg, Sasha?

How did you like people there?

The people were really nice, helpful, open and friendly.
Too many guys on the pull though haha ;)

Would you post some pics?

There you go:


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tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
2 Sep 2008 /  #42
I think Russia is a place i would love to visit, however i've heard it is expensive and really hard to get a Permit to enter the country. I remember when all the football fans went across to Moscow, there was all sorts of trouble in getting permits etc and some of the stories about the authorities!!!!

Jova

some nice photo's there :) i can assume you did not take them yourself?? or am i wrong
Jova - | 172  
2 Sep 2008 /  #43
i've heard it is expensive and really hard to get a Permit to enter the country

It's not as easy as with the EU countries, but it's not really hard. It wasn't that difficult for me... I just needed an invitation from the company that organised my stay there and the visa wasn't very expensive.

some nice photo's there :) i can assume you did not take them yourself?? or am i wrong

Arghh you're not the first one to assume the photos aren't mine! I just wonder why... Do I look like an unskilled photographer? :P

I did take them myself. What's more, I did it using a fairly sh!tty camera ;))
Seems I'm just talented :P hahaha
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
2 Sep 2008 /  #44
It's not as easy as with the EU countries, but it's not really hard. It wasn't that difficult for me... I just needed an invitation from the company that organised my stay there and the visa wasn't very expensive.

seems like you had an easy ride, probably something to do with the company invatiation like you said.

Arghh you're not the first one to assume the photos aren't mine! I just wonder why... Do I look like an unskilled photographer? :P

lol, i forgot about your photography skills its been that long since i've spoken to you, hehe.

I did take them myself. What's more, I did it using a fairly sh!tty camera ;))
Seems I'm just talented :P hahaha

modest then :):):):)

nice to see you again, well your text anyway :)
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
7 Sep 2008 /  #45
Are you from St. Petersburg, Sasha?

Nope I'm 650 km to the East, i.e. from Moscow. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your staying there. Next time we're wainting for you in Moscow to feel the difference (I hope not in terms of people's politness)... Pics are very nice. Did you manage to see "belie nochi" (so-called "white nights")?

I think Russia is a place i would love to visit, however i've heard it is expensive and really hard to get a Permit to enter the country.

Torny, from what I heard at least for Americans it's not a problem to get Russian visa. I suspect same is for the Great Britain (am I right that you're from the GB?)
Jova - | 172  
7 Sep 2008 /  #46
Next time we're wainting for you in Moscow to feel the difference

I've already been to Moscow. I didn't manage to 'feel the difference' though because I spent only a couple of days there.

Did you manage to see "belie nochi" (so-called "white nights")?

Not this year. But I visited St. Petersburg last year as well and managed to see the white nights then... :)
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
7 Sep 2008 /  #47
I've already been to Moscow. I didn't manage to 'feel the difference' though because I spent only a couple of days there.

Moscow as a financial center of Russia with considerably higher salaries has much more immigrants from the former USSR and from other Russian cities thus you don't always feel good being the part of all this crowd. It's definitely not a peace&quiet place. I can't say I belong in Moscow. :)
polishgirltx  
7 Sep 2008 /  #48
Moscow as a financial center of Russia with considerably higher salaries has much more immigrants from the former USSR and from other Russian cities

Moscow is considered the most expensive city in the world...right?
:)
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
8 Sep 2008 /  #49
I guess it is right. :) In a certain way staying in the US in comparison to Moscow makes me feel like "back in the USSR" when everything was very cheap.
Jova - | 172  
8 Sep 2008 /  #50
I can't say I belong in Moscow. :)

Where do you belong then? :)
Sasha 2 | 1,083  
8 Sep 2008 /  #51
First and foremost the way I feel is strongly determined by my surroundings, people around me, my friends. Expressing my view on Moscow I only meant that was not the best place to live at discounting friends I have here.

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