Saint Petersburg Daygame Guide

April 3, 2018

Demographics

 

Population: 5,323,300

Demographic Composition: Russians 80.1% Ukrainians 1.3% Belarusians 0.8% Tatars 0.6% Armenians 0.6%

Average Female Height: 164.1 cm (5 ft 4 1⁄2 in)

 

Logistics

Nevsky Prospect is the spine of St. Petersburg pedestrian traffic, its a long, wide avenue with wide footpaths on both sides, served by seven metro stations and includes several iconic landmarks of the city. The majority of the city's shopping and nightlife are located on or right off this street. Its very rare to find a daygamer in this city that doesn't go to it.

 

You can start by going to Vosstaniya Square, the surrounding area concentrates a lot of people because it contains the city's main railway station (Moscow Railway Station), a metro station (Ploshchad Vosstaniya) and St. Petersburg's largest shopping centre (Galeria). Keep yourself close to this area in case it looks like it will rain as you can retreat in the mall.

 From Leningrad Hero City Obelisk you can walk west until you reach the iconic Palace Square, on your way there will be plenty of pedestrian anchors such as landmarks, shops and metro stations, bare in mind that this entire walk can take you more than 30 minutes to complete.

 

During university season its worth crossing from Palace Square to Vasilyevsky Island, home of the second largest university in Russia (Saint Petersburg State University).

 

Best times to visit

 

Weather is ideal from May to September. Although university break is from july to august, the city keeps itself busy due to its large size so keep it in your list for those times.

 

Language

Russia has a Low proficiency English First English Proficiency Index score of 52.19, some girls you will find in Saint Petersburg will be able to speak to you in English, so be prepared for many girls with very low english skills.

 

Visa Policy

See wikipedia article.

Its important to note that Russia is outside of the Schengen Area, this allows you to stay there for up to 90 days on a tourist visa on this country alone, an advantage if you run out of your Schengen Area days if you are not a EU citizen.

 

Costs

Numbeo Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre Average Monthly Rent: 572.88 USD

Russia's Average Airbnb price per night: 35£ (49 USD) according to Vouchercloud

Numbeo cost of living data:

 

Arriving to Saint Petersburg

Check out the 'Get In' section in Wikitravel to know how to get from the airport to the city centre.

 

Learn Daygame

I believe the best method of street game is the London Daygame Model. I recommend the key textbook Daygame Mastery. It's an encyclopedia of street game technique. For video, I suggest the infield instructional Daygame Overkill.

 

 

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