a very good morning guys from Saint-Petersburg ! And here we are with Charisma! She is my buddy )) in my cabin :))) So, we came here for a two – day Layover, and we are so excited ! Here is the breakfast, and this is the location of the place Look at that chandelier and beautiful beautiful, beautiful ambiance 🙂 I’m having cottage cheese with berries and here are fruits Guys, we’re going now to exchange our money and move to the museum Hermitage! Super excited ! Are you excited? Yeees! So excited! Here is another colleague – Erika from Japan! Here are boats, camera, hot chocolate and Charisma 🙂 Any photos, guys? You can just go behind As Tzar (King) or Tzariza (Queen) This queu scares us a little bit, because there are so many people .. and what time is it now, Charisma? -10:30? -10:45 10:45. Oh my gosh It took us time to come here! And, guys, it’s around $50 if you want to visit it Or may be it’s different price ! Let’s get inside Charisma has just found the ticket terminal, so we have to spend 700 rubles. So it’s roughly 10$ So let’s try to get a ticket from here. Here it is So that’s how your ticket gonna look like! Here is another one. Okay, this is the main one. This one was the actual one )) There are two tokens, and ooooh, nice ! Beautiful I haven’t been inside since school years Have you noticed that I’m making a vlog first in Dublin Castle, now here in SP Hermitage 🙂 because I love! Look at this So many details! This is my passion, guys,- Vases! Oh my gosh ! So nice ! I think it’s worth to take The audio guide and wander around, because you learn about history and you understand what was happening exactly inside here. Because without the guide as you know – you just look around, take photos and go home You just remember beauty, but the story.. to feel it, to breath it.. I think it would be a good idea to get a guide Here is the entrance to another room beautiful, beautiful place As we are walking.. tapestry is here 🙂 So beautiful! Lamps are like art. So different like a baby blue color So we are moving right now From here all the way to another wing to see expositions and famous paintings over here You cannot drink it! because the lady has just approached me and said – Aah! You cannot do it here! So, imagine We found the room with the throne, guys Why it’s good to listen to the stories of tour guides next to you is because the lady has just said that if you look up and If you look down The pattern is exactly the same completely the same, imagine! The here is the hall of Peter the Great, and it was restored after a big fire over here in 1837 Another beautiful room We’re about to finish our tour in The Hermitage right now with Charisma, but look at the stairs Nice exit and nice entrance Looks like the red carpet. So if you haven’t tried red carpet, come here Done! Walking the red carpet downstairs and now going outside Hungry ? 🙂 Goodbye, beautiful Hermitage! And we’re going to the exit It’s over. And here is another place that love so much – this arch That’s the Russian place for pancakes! I was here before, and Charisma has to come here with me! Where is she? – Already taking photos! Okay, Queens are coming here as well 🙂 So we are choosing our pancakes and let’s find out – savory or sweet Pancakes! Mine is with the chicken and potatoes inside, one with the condensed milk. Another one is with ham & cheese So here is Charisma 🙂 Guys, I wanted to show you this – when you take hot water in Russia it’s really super popular just to have lemons available like that Here is the famous book store that used to be a Singer factory for the sewing machines if you know guys So we are going inside to check a few books Magnets are here This is the passport cover that I’ve got and this is the magnet, pretty much same So now I’m searching for book and that’s what I got – the location of the shelf The famous cup that everybody wants from Russia, it’s like matryoshka ! if you would love to see which color is inside it’s orange. And the chocolate one I have to try coffee in Russia- flat white, coconut 🙂 Here is the toy – Masha and The Bear, and this is Cheburashka He is from traditional Russian cartoon. It is so unique and authentic for our country The technique is used since 17th century Guys, have a look! This is a traditional souvenir – Pavlo Posad shawl 🙂 The lady is showing us! Wow So beautiful! That’s the way we style it in Russia when winter starts Wow We came to the mall to do some grocery shopping! We decided not to postpone it for tomorrow- might be busy as well Yeah, it’s one of the biggest Shopping malls called the Galleria Mall, and we are going downstairs to get some chocolates may be smoked some, some other delicious goodies and traditional souvenirs purchases, let’s go. You might call me crazy, but you know what i’m taking here? Something like that! Russian people will understand me, because this smell is like nothing else in the world! Cucumbers ! You will never find this kind of cucumbers in your lifes! Imagine 🙂 I’m ready to get it here to bring it all the way to Dubai just for one dinner 😅 size of like my face but it’s worth it! It’s worth every bite of it! So I’m taking it. That’s marinated mushrooms They look like this and here are very typical mushrooms of Russia. I’ll show you, guys I remember picking it up in forest Here is something else. This one is meat that we cut It looks like that inside, very boiled, but super delicious! It’s called Doktorskaya Kolbaska And we also got cheese that looks like this! It’s smoked, and it’s very – very yummy Here is the smoked fish, and I’ve got meat. We just cut it and we use it as it is, it’s already cooked and salty! Very delicious These are traditional Russian salads, and the famous one is “the herring under the fur” : it’s fish, layered with different veggies ) Oh my gosh, that’s so good These are the proper meal salads, because we don’t make this kind of veggie salads, it is not typical for us. We have complicated salads Russian – style potatoes )) Here is the most interesting part guys, I know you’ve been waiting for it – The Caviar! That’s how it’s sold in Russia, because it’s way too expensive. It’s protected in a case that is removed when you pay This one is $100. This is smaller, but look at the can! This is around 10$, may be 20$ It’s time to get chocolates. This is the most pleasant part Guys, I want to show you the most famous Alyonka chocolates 🙂 It’s with waffles: waffles are on top & bottom. Then I’ve got Mishka Kosolapiy which is same-same but with a bear, I love it so much and I’ve got “Batonchiki” I don’t know how to explain! 😅 It’s round and it’s a little bit crispy with mashed waffles inside. It’s very good I also got “Belochka” like this with the squirrel 🙂 very good ones and “Tryufeli” I don’t know how to call them ))) So nice Here is what I’ve got. It’s the traditional Russian bread, called “Borodinskiy” It got rosemary on top .. I think it’s rosemary ) In Dubai I will cut it, put smoked salmon on top, and it’s gonna be so yummy! Also we put caviar on top of this bread 🙂 And I got the condensed milk, Because tomorrow I’ll buy the pancakes! As we are already here, I’ll show you “Sushki”, traditional Cute pastries 🙂 They might be sprinkled with poppy seeds or without ) We put it in the vase and take one by one 🙂 It’s good! In Russian metro of SP We do not have tickets, we use coins 🙂 One side says SP, and another side shows the letter M, that means “metro” map of the city, the metro sister here. Right now we are here, and we need to get over Here! Let’s go! It’s very steep, guys! Going all the way down there. This is the metro station, very nice – How do you feel? Is it high? – It is really steep! We are so high, and there is still the way to go! Have a look, the escalator is really long Here is the gate, but I wanted to show you the mosaic! This is very beautiful Let’s go! We got lost slightly I wanted to show you that this bridge is the one that opens up at night for big ships to pass by, and it shows you the date and the day of the week which is Thursday. Can you imagine?! I believe that that is exactly where it opens up The line is here and the line is there I am already in the hotel back to my room ! My bags are over here So heavy ! And my Instagram is @Skyflygirl – over here and over here 🙂 I wish you a beautiful day and a beautiful night, depending on where you are right now New adventures are on the way, and I will talk to you very very soon. Bye !!