First let me apologize for posting this on the 24hour board (once again I have procrastinated a little too long) but I need to get my visa done.
I am planning on traveling to Russia the first part of August. I was planning on using a visa service but have a few questions.
1. Can anyone recommend a good visa service? – It is preferable if they have offices in Moscow or St. Petersburg just in case I lose my visa or I need visa support.
2. Do I need to know the exact dates for my entry/exit or can I just put a date range in? – I am an experienced traveler and I am not used to making reservations in advance. I like the wandering and uncertainty.
3. I like hostels but I am too old (31) and snore too loudly to stay in a dorm room
does anyone know of good hostels in Moscow and St. Petersburg with private rooms?
Some more details just in case: I am a US passport holder. I plan to enter Russia from Estonia and St. Petersburg will be my first stop. I plan on flying out of Moscow to Germany.
Any help is much appreciated,