Follow my week in Russia from Moscow to St Petersburg

Follow my week in Russia from Moscow to St Petersburg  | Russia | INSTAGRAM Photo-Album on Russia as I travel from Moscow to St Petersburg, for tips and recommendations. Hotels, tours, restaurants and more… Follow me on Instagram, to see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on Russia. Follow the link.

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Coup de Coeur at Connextions Magazine

Coup de Coeur at Connextions Magazine  |  International Press  |  Guess who is launching a new section at Connextions Magazine.??? MOI!!! Coup de Coeur by Luxury Travel Curator Carlos Melia. Experiential Global Travel Tips, Reviews & Recommendations in just a few words. On their FEB 2013 Issue you will get my inside on Nicaragua, Russia, Peru and Thailand – www.connextionsmagazine.com by Shelly Straub. Hey Conde Nast Travel getting closer and closer 🙂 one day I will have my own LGBT column with you guys.!!! Later form Nicaragua everyone, time to go exploring around CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends


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YUSUPOV Palace where Rasputin was murdered

YUSUPOV Palace where Rasputin was murdered  |  St Petersburg, Russia  |  YUSUPOV Palace is were the story of Rasputin’s murder unfolds. Located right off the channel of the Moika River, once residence of the Yusupov family. Grigory Rasputin, was a peasant whom over the years, thanks to his, so believed, healing powers, gain the sympathy and trust of the Tsar’s family. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading YUSUPOV Palace where Rasputin was murdered

Catherine’s Summer Palace Tour

Catherine’s Summer Palace Tour  |  St Petersburg, Russia  |  One of the nicest and most interesting tour I did during my recent visit to St Petersburg, was the tour to the town of Pushkin (approx. 50 minutes or 25 km away from St Petersburg) to see the Summer Palace of Catherine The Great. The Rococo former summer retreat of one of the greatest Tsaritsas of Russia. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Catherine’s Summer Palace Tour

Ballet at the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg

Ballet at the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg  |  St Petersburg, Russia  |  Last week I came to see a live magnificent ballet performance of Don Quijote at the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg. A three acts (almost 3 hours and 30 minutes) performance, that matched without a glitch the beauty of this theater by leading ballet company the Mariinsky BalletCheck out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Ballet at the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg

SAPAN Speed Train St Petersburg to Moscow

SAPAN Speed Train St Petersburg to Moscow  |  Russia  |  Yesterday I took the SAPAN Speed Train that in only four hours took me from St Petersburg to Moscow. Modern cars and comfortable seats. To me the best way to travel within Russia. First I went from Helsinki to St Petersburg on the Allegro Speed Train, and now the SAPAN.
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Hotel Check IN at Kempinski Moika

Hotel Check IN at Kempinski Moika  |  St Petersburg, Russia  |  Last night checked IN at the Kempinski Moika. Located over the banks of the Moika River, which gives its name, to this hotel. Only steps away from the Hermitage Museum, the Neva River, and Nevsky Prospect. This will be my third and last hotel stay here in St Petersburg before heading to Moscow today. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Hotel Check IN at Kempinski Moika

Grand Hotel Europe by Orient-Express

Grand Hotel Europe by Orient-Express  |  St Petersburg, Russia  |  Lovely stay at the fantastic Grand Hotel Europe. I stayed there for two night and hosted a cocktail in my suite. As always magnificent service and comfort signature of Orient-Express Hotels & Trains. Read More. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Afternoon exploring Hermitage Museum

Afternoon exploring Hermitage Museum  |  St Petersburg, Russia  |  The second largest museum of the world after the Louvre in Paris, and followed by the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. The entire collection of the Museum comprises approximately three million pieces, of which only a few are on display, since 1852, when the Museum opened its doors to the public. This Museum is proud to host the current biggest collection of paintings in the world. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Afternoon exploring Hermitage Museum

Dinner at MAHCAPGA with an amazing view

Dinner at MAHCAPGA with an amazing view  |  St Petersburg, Russia   |  Member of the Ginza Group, with several options in the city of St. Peteresburg, tonight we came to MAHCAPGA close to our hotel the W Hotel St Petersburg. Apparently the trend from this group, is to have rooftop restaurants with stunning views of Cathedrals. Last night we tried Terrassa (which BTW we did not like at all) from the same group, and this time MAHCAPGA overlooking stunning views of the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox Cathedral in the city. Check out and follow my Instagram Photo Album on Russia. Continue reading Dinner at MAHCAPGA with an amazing view