Russia - St. Petersburg - DAY 2 June 16th 2014 The sleep after the boat trip wasn't the best.... getting to bed at 4 in the morning and having to be up at 8 wasn't easy... but we thrived on the motto that, WE'RE IN RUSSIA, and sleep will just have to wait.
Plus, today was the day that we would visit the Hermitage Museum, and most excitingly for me; the Winter Palace!!!! For a history student who has studied the Russian Revolutio ... read more
Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
A 20 year old, soon to be final year history student in a seaside town in mid Wales, with an interest in travel and journalism.
Before university I hadn't really traveled much, I was always a bit apprehensive. So for me, joining the university History Society, or HistSoc as we call ourselves was brilliant!
Last year we went on a 'summer tour' to Italy; visiting Rome, Sorrento, Capri and the Vatican City.
In June of 2014, we went on a Baltic Tour to the capital cities of Sweden, Estonia, Finland and RUSSIA!! Both trips were incredible and really opened my eyes to the many places outside ... full info