Russia - St. Petersburg - DAY 3 June 16th 2014 Ironically, the country that was the scariest to enter was the one I really didn't want to leave, so waking up on the final day of our time in Saint Petersburg was pretty sad. On our third day we would leave the city centre of Saint Petersburg and visit the Peterhof Palace and its gardens, which were beautiful, and the water features and pumps have not changed since the days in which they were bui ... 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