Ben O’Leary

Saint Petersburg

Spotter since 2019

My spots (22)

Human winter walri (Morzhi) – The fortress sun spot

You are likely to see sunbathers and swimmers past St Peters and Paul Fortress on Troitsky bridge on any sunny day in Saint Petersburg -- or ice fishers!

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Relaxing

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Ben

O'Leary

Yelagin Island Parkrun – Saturday morning fitness

The "Yelagin Island Parkrun" in Saint Petersburg is a 5k run that takes place very Saturday morning, as is tradition in the movement. It's not a race!

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Relaxing

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Ben

O'Leary

BeerGeek Craft Beer – Craft beer central

"BeerGeek Craft Beer" in Saint Petersburg in its bright, white vaulted cellar transports you to days gone by. It's small & friendly, with 20 beers on tap!

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Bars

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Ben

O'Leary

Sakhinkle Kazbegi (Georgian Restaurant) – Food for the Soul!

"Sakhinkle Kazbegi" in Saint Petersburg has earned its reputations as one of the most authentic Georgian restaurants in the city... Worth tracking down!

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Restaurants

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Ben

O'Leary

Tourist Tram Number 1 – Electric city excursion

"Tourist Tram Number 1" in Saint Petersburg delineates the fascinating history of city transport - and it's interactive!

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Art & culture

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Ben

O'Leary

Spontan – Sour beer specialists

"Spontan" in Saint Petersburg is asmall bar that specializes in sour beer - Berliner Weisse, gose, cider and the like - and attractes beer conoisseurs...

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Bars

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Ben

O'Leary

Krakatau Clothing – Urban survival gear

"Krakatau Clothing" in Saint Petersburg makes garments & gear that keep the harsh elements at bay while being edgy and stylish at the same time!

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Shopping

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Ben

O'Leary

Dovlatov Statue – City shrine

"Dovlatov Statue" in Saint Peterburg is in the city's unoffical nightlife center. The spirit of this rebel continues to live on this street every day...

arts&culture
Art & culture

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Ben

O'Leary

About me

About me
I love exploring the city and discovering new things - whether it be plaques to famous people, literary characters or new places to eat and drink. Although I have lived here since 2012, it never ceases to surprise me. One good way to explore the city is running - I am a regular at local running events.

Why Saint Petersburg
I love the fact that history is everywhere you go - almost every stone has its own story to tell. I like the rebellious and fiercely independent character of its residents who are proud of their city.

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