Stereotype № 1. Saint Petersburgers are going to bed late and wake up late as well. This stereotype looks like having long roots going back to the times of Pushkin, or maybe even deeper. It is known, that in XIX century in Moscow at 12 o’clock you would have been invited to have lunch while in Saint Petersburg they would have asked you to join for breakfast. Well, it is still true at the moment. Check our cafes, for example; breakfast there is served till 12 o’clock or even later. Nevertheless, recently healthy life styles have become fashionable and even at 6 or 7 in the morning you can meet runners along Fontanka or Moika. Bioproducts, healthy eating, following normal regime of the day became very popular among young generations.
Stereotype № 2. Saint Petersburgers are well educated and highly spiritual people. In one square meter here the number of cultural places are higher than in any other city. More than 300 museums, 100 theaters and uncountable amount of galleries, art-spaces, lofts and just interesting places. If you even don’t want to be well educated you don’t have any choice in such a surrounding; even in metro wagons they teach you how “to speak as a Saint Peterburger”.