St. Petersburg in Photos

We had an amazing two days in St. Petersburg, Russia. Definitely a country that is worth the effort to visit. I realized my previous post focused only on logistics and not the beauty of the city itself. Let’s just say I loved the architecture, enjoyed learning about a very different culture and drank way too…

Stockholm in Summer

The last stop on our Baltic cruise was the notoriously beautiful and expensive city of Stockholm. As we cruised past the many islands into the harbor, I was impressed by the beauty of Sweden, and later when we got closer to the city, Stockholm itself. We had roughly two days to spend here before finally flying…

Spending a Day in Riga

Riga was the second to last stop on our Baltic Cruise. I have to admit this is the city I knew the least about going in, and the section in the guidebook about it was sparse. We figured we’d pick up a walking tour then head to the famous markets and enjoy some lunch and…

Finnish Design (and other reasons I loved Helsinki)

I have to admit a love of Scandinavian architecture and design made Helsinki one of the most highly anticipated stops on the cruise for me. I longed to wander through a city of design shops and marvel at the beautiful buildings. And among other things, we managed to do that with our short 9 hour…

St. Petersburg by Boat

This is part of a series of posts about our Baltic Cruise. If you’re interested in our other ports of call, check out the links below: Warnemunde and Rostock 24 Hours in Copenhagen Beautiful Talinn St. Petersburg is the reason many people take a Baltic Cruise, visiting Russia is intimidating and expensive with the visa…