When one of my best friend’s told me she was going back home to Russia for three weeks, I jumped on the opportunity to invite myself… naturally ;). I landed in Saint Petersburg and was greeted with roses and wine at the airport and had already fallen in love with the hospitality! We spent the next few days in Saint Petersburg wandering in amazement through the Hermitage, Church of the Savior on Blood, Saint Petersburg Mosque, and countless restaurants and sites on Nevsky Prospekt. We even squeezed in the ballet! Next we were off to Moscow to adventure through the city of 13 million people. Let me tell you, it’s a CITY. Red square was by far the highlight which is home to the famous Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral. After literally eating and drinking our way through the city it was time to head back to Saint Petersburg for one more night in Russia which we ended at a traditional dinner show filled with caviar and vodka!