Author: Joe Ernst

Program Review of SRAS RSL Summer Program in Saint Petersburg

Although there were several programs offering summer programs in Russia to choose from, I had from the beginning decided to choose SRAS. At least two professors and several of my colleagues recommended SRAS to me. The reasoning? Well I think my favorite piece of advice, and one that I have come to agree with, was […]

5 Best Vegan-Friendly Locations in Saint Petersburg

Having a special diet abroad can be tough. Tougher yet are finding restaurants and cafes worth your time and money.   Greenbox Griboyedov channel embankment, 15, (multiple locations) If you are looking for a quick grab-and-go type of meal, Greenbox is a great place to stop. You can choose from a wide selection of premade […]

Best Coffee Places in Saint Petersburg

I generally feel pretty awful in the morning until I drink some coffee – a big, black, and bitter Americano always does me well. I feel like I have some room to judge a good cup of coffee as well as, for the past three years, I have been working as a barista and student […]

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

The majesty of beauty of this site can hardly be put into words. No library of books or collection of photographs can ever account for the magnanimous moments of history, the tragic also, the intimate conversations that took place within the halls, and the secrets that are lost for all time to history. For all […]

Excursion to New Holland Island in St. Petersburg

New Holland Island dates to the 18th century, but today is a compact and beautiful center of modern culture and international food in St. Petersburg. It’s a great place to grab some food and relax. It’s very similar to any brewery district in a hipster city – and was right up my alley. I visited […]

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