The Hermitage will exceed your expectations
If I were forced to compare the Hermitage to, say, the Louvre, the Prado or the Rijksmuseum, then the Hermitage would win hands down.
Was St Petersburg’s Metro designed to confuse strangers?
A local joke says the St Petersburg Metro was built to confuse outsiders as, to change between the five different lines, you often also have to change stations though a connecting underground walkway.
In St. Petersburg, what do you do when you're thirsty?
In St. Petersburg, they drink beer from the bottle. On the street. All of them. Young and old.