Another curse of Eastern Europe – our parking habits. We still live in the illusion that car means freedom, even if it means that the whole old town must be cluttered with this metallic boxes. Taking a picture without a car demands high skills lol, as the parking can be directly near the point of interest. In summer it becomes fatal, when the columns of tourist buses hide Saint Isaac’s Cathedral. Shame!
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If it was our goal – to find every tiny fail of St Pete, the list would continue. But it’s not. Petersburg is a great place to visit, but knowing some of the particularities can help from being disappointed. If you think that there is anything else worth to be added to the list, you are welcome to share your thoughts. I excluded all basic tasteless trash that every tourist can face anywhere in the world, but once again, travelers shouldn’t be deceived by well-chosen photoshopped pictures of any place at all.