I am a senior at Miami University traveling for the first time.
I will be visiting Russia & Turkey.
I would love to keep in touch with everyone from home & share my travel experiences with them.
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Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg June 5th 2009

Over the weekend we spent several days in St. Petersburg. At first it was very difficult to adjust to the new time (8 hours ahead of EST!). If the time difference weren't bad enough, right now St. Petersburg is experiencing "White Nights" (similar to Alaska) where the sun doesn't completely set, creating 22+ hours of sunlight. They were celebrating the founding of the city last weekend so there were many people from throughout Russia & other parts of the world visiting for the anniversary. The city hosted concerts & festival-like events for the anniversary. Three things that surprised me most about St. Petersburg: 1) The city was extremely clean particularly for such a large city. The streets & alleys were not filled with trash. 2) There are a lot of modern buildings but the historic buildings ... read more

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