We didn't have much time here. So, we figured that we will have to come back and visit this beautiful city again in the future!
I think we need at least 5 days here. maybe more, i am not sure. with a toddler in tow, we decided to join the half day city tour excursion (instead of a full day) and barely scratched the surface.
no chance to admire the hermitage (winter palace) and visit the museums, the summer palace, the various palaces....o, so much to see and do!
and the city is in the industrialisation (not sure if this is the rite phrase to use...) phase and i am sure in a couple of years, it will look very different from today.