The Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg / by Harriet Dedman

In March this year, we bounded over to St Petersburg from Moscow, where we were happily hosted by one of Russia's most evocative hotels, which has borne witness to the seismic shifts in Russia's political and social landscapes over the course of the 20th century. 

One of my great favourites of the year so far (even in the bitter cold). Read about the hotel and the city in my latest post for A Luxury Travel Blog.

Russia's 'Venice of the North', St Petersburg