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Most of the people know St. Petersburg because of its famous ‘White nights’. Others know it as the ‘Venice of the North’.

And some others visit it because of the famous ‘Hermitage Museum’ which is located in the heart of the city.

Yes indeed, all the above somehow charmed me. However, what charmed me the most, from the very first moment, was something totally unexpected; the rubbish bins! And I am not joking!

I never thought that I would feel inspired enough to write about rubbish bins but when it comes to St. Petersburg, it’s worth it!

I have never been in a city, where even rubbish bins are somehow a piece of art themselves. Some are curved and some more structured. Some are more contemporary while others have baroque elements. Some look tidy and some not.

In case you are wondering, my ‘top things to do’ list does not only include rubbish bins!

My list includes museums too! I am referring to one of the most beautiful museums I have ever seen, ‘Hermitage’ museum. If there is one thing that you don’t want to miss out, this is it! I simply love this museum and I definitely recommend it to all culture lovers or curious minds out there. Try to book a private guide – I usually don’t do this but it’s so worth it. In this way you might avoid the super long queues and above all you will get to really explore ‘Hermitage’ museum.  

My list also includes some food! My favourite food place in St. Petersburg is by far Midal Café. Midal Café is a cosy little restaurant where you can eat delicious Georgian food.

So if you are just wandering around St. Petersburg canals, heading to ‘Hermitage’ museum or going for some tasty Georgian food, don’t ignore these little cute rubbish bins that decorate the corners of this city and make it even more interesting; it is for free after all!   

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