The second city that we’ve visited in Russia this August, was St. Petersburg.
I bought tickets to Sapsan, a high-speed train that reached Saint Petersburg from Moscow in 4 hours. I highly advise that you book tickets in advance, as their price increases a lot in time.
For accommodation, I booked a hostel on booking.com, very good central location, but I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who doesn’t speak Russian, as no one amongst the staff spoke English…
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