Saint Petersburg, Russia. By Ieva Žemkauskaitė, Greta Lukoševičiūtė and Augustė Vaičiūnaitė 8ac*

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Saint Petersburg  is Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow and one of the world’s most beautiful cities. St. Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable travel experience: high art, lavish architecture, wild nightlife, an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions that have inspired and nurtured some of the modern world’s greatest literature, music, and visual art.

Every year the choir “Liepaitės” is traveling to different countries and this year we traveled to Saint Petersburg to compete in a song contest to which a choir „Altus“ invited us.

So when we arrived, we had to make a decision if we wanted to live in a family or in a “hotel”.

Most of the girls were put in  families, but me and some of the other girls went to the “hotel”. When we arrived at the “hotel” (it was more like a dorm) we were kind of guessing how would the rooms look like. So in one dorm there could live about 5 people. It wasn‘t that bad, actually. 🙄 

My friend Greta lived in a family and her „mom“ was very friendly. When she arrived she couldn‘t contact her family in Lithuania because there wasn‘t any Wi-Fi so she asked her „mom“ if they had free internet, but sadly they didn’t. The “mom” was kind of upset so she rented Wi-Fi for Greta to contact her parents.

After three days our trip was getting to an end, but one night I was lying on a sofa because I had a flu and my roommate sat across from me, suddenly she yelled “RAT! THERE’S A RAT UNDER THE SOFA”. At first I didn’t react but then I ran to her and we were just standing on a chair. Then the other girls came to ask what happened. They “saw the rat” and jumped on a bed near us. After some time passed me and my other roommates went to our teachers’ room to tell what happened. So one teacher came to see if the “rat” is really there. She moved the sofa multiple times and a little mouse ran out. My roommates were screaming. I don’t know why but we named that mouse “Nina Birutė  the 3rd”.

And there was one day when all girls had a day off, so they could spend some time with their families. So I got put in a really good family and we went to some other girl’s house to eat breakfast and to know each other better. They were really nice and bought us tickets to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, bought us coffee, food and some other stuff.

Greta went to the Winter Palace, metro, Starbucks, shopping places and just explored the city.

So me and Greta really liked it there, because there are many great places, beautiful buildings, luxurious city. We definitely recommend this city. 😆 

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