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St Petersburg

St Petersburg

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1. Re: St Petersburg

Safe, which, Helsinki or St Petersburg? Actually that is easy to answer, yes both are. Street crime is low in both but due to the number of visitors, there are more pickpockets in a few specific areas a short stretch of Nevsky Prospect and around the Church on Spilled Blood. Very minor safeguards would prevent pickpockets from attempting anything, such as men not wearing a wallet in a rear pocket( there is almost nothing one can carry in a wallet that is needed or accepted in a foreign country except a credit card and some local currency, nether needs a wallet at all.

A family might do best in comfort and privacy by renting an apartment rather than using a hotel.

As to what to do and where to eat....boy that is an open question, the forum here has threads about the thousands of things to do everyday. However much time you have, it will not be enough to permit anyone from getting bored. Restaurants and cafes are on every block, museums and palaces on many blocks, historic buildings and architectural marvels are every other building in the central part of the city. If you like cultural performances such as classical music, ballet, opera, jazz concerts, drama theater, exhibitions etc you will find more than any place you have ever seen....really.

When do you plan to come? What style of exploring do you prefer...on your own or with assistance. If you have visited other European major cities and visited without assistance, you will not have a problem here. In fact you might find it more accessible by foot than the other major destinations, because it is almost impossible to get lost or wander into a "bad" neighborhood despite the strange looking alphabet.

Start reading the forum and check out a guide book or two from the library to get an overview of what awaits you.

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