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gertie3751 May 6th, 2006 02:35 PM

What to wear in St Petersburg
We'll be there soon (in 2 weeks,yikes) so I wonder if any experts out there can suggest what to wear?

nytraveler May 6th, 2006 04:57 PM

Have never been in the spring so can;t provide details. But I do know the winter is VERY long - and we were there 2nd week in September and temps were in the 40's a couple of days (had been 70 in Stockholm) and the locals were wearing their winter coats.

So check average temps - but be prepared with extra layers if necessary.

katya_NY May 6th, 2006 05:03 PM

Traveling you should always dress as a "kapusta"(cabbage)- many layers. We had a wonderfully dry trip this past fall- the previous trip (same 2 weeks in the fall) it rained all day, every day. So one can never fairly guess.

I would imagine temps in the 50s on cold days, 60s-70s on warm days.

Russian spring/summer can be fabulous- definitely expect some nice sunny days, bring a light coat, comfortable walking shoes... lots of nice shops in Piter if you need to pick something up, too!!


Underhill May 6th, 2006 06:30 PM

Apologies to the OP...


Do you know any good web sites for Russian food? I've lost my one cookbook!

katya_NY May 7th, 2006 04:59 AM

Underhill: I wish I coud be of more assistance- for the most part, I use a Russian cookbook I bought in Moscow and one from Ukraine, as well. I will say that has some traditional recipes that sound similar to the way I would make them.

Good luck- if you read Cyrillic, let me know- there are some others out there!


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