4 days in saint petersburg and the city never fails to surprise. Local train from Leninski station
At home, we had porridge made from buckwheat which was something new for me but is apparently very popular in Eastern Europe and in slavic cuisine. Kasha from grechka - buckwheat groats - soaked overnight, boiled and then mixed with a knob of butter, yum!
We had a rather culturally-rich trip to Saint Petersburg too, visiting the Russian Museum, where I first encountered and immediately loved the works of 19th Century painter Ivan Aivazowsky.