- the plug adapter bought in HK doesn’t fit there. Save your money and just borrow from your hotel.
- wide angle lens is a must, esp for indoor shooting like in Museum and Cathedral
- It’s hard to get Russian Ruble 俄羅斯盧布 in Hong kong. Suggestion is that just change US dollar or Euro and change to RUB from Airport or Hotel. Or you may simply take a card with you. ATM machine is everywhere in the city.
- Bare in mind that there is long distance between international terminal to domestic terminal in Moscow Airport with no shuttle, sure you have enough time to catch the inland flight.
- If you fly aeroflot, from HK to Moscow and then change inland flight to st pete. Airline will transfer the luggage for you, no need to pick up and carry it to domestic.