Man, it's been a long time and I've got lots to tell you about... I've discovered some new amazing products, planned and threw a small but super cute baby shower and traveled to Russia and back. I'm crazy excited to share and talk about all of these things but now I'd like to open up and share something that is very dear to me... Saint Petersburg!!! A city of love, crazy adventure, breath taking beauty and most of all a place I grew up in and call home to my heart (don't worry Texas... I love you too... like a second born...).
A bit of my background... I lived in Saint Petersburg until I moved to Texas at the age of 14. While in high school, I spent every summer there, however through out the years the trips became less frequent and shorter. The real life sank in and adulthood took over... Now going back to Russia is like going back in time into my childhood. Reconnecting with my bestie from second grade, bar hopping with my brother, roaming the streets like we were 18 again, not a worry in the world and feeling like we're taking over the city... I imagine that is what they call a euphoric state of mind...
Besides my brother and best friend, the city holds a very special place in my heart. It's funny how growing up there I took it for granted. All of the beauty, the parks, the archetecture, history and my own culture. It is so true how they say "You don't know what you have until you loose it". Now returning home after 8 years I trully felt like a damn tourist, running aroung with my fucking selfie stick like a wide eyed dweeb. I wanted to see everything like it was my first time there. I walked everywhere, walking the city is by far one of my favorite thing to do... Just walk, look and watch. Look at all the details of the city, the buildings, looking at colors and the way sunlight blankets the walls and reflects off the glass. I've spent a lot of time people watching as well, how they walk, how they interact with one another, what they were wearing. By the way the whole city seams to be on a grundge trend at the moment... Love it!!!
Brother and I spent the day together for his birthday. I truly love this person, he had a huge influence on my life. Taught me a great deal of lessons, including, how to fight for my self and how to give zero fucks about shit that doesn't matter.
If I didn't hate flying so much and had more dollars in the bank, I'd go back all the time... Like month a month! Although I think my brother would get sick of me crashing on the couch. But seriously, If you guys are trying to figure out your next vacation spot, you have to see this city. Believe you me... you WILL fall in love with it. And the best time to go is late May to early June. #Whitenights What are white nights? It's exactly as it sounds... the night are white, the sun goes down for only maybe a hour or two and even then it is never dark. The city doesn't go to sleep.
Is there a vacation spot that you guys absolutely in love with. Let me know in the comments, I'm always looking for new places to visit.