Pio Bed & Breakfast on Kanal Griboedova
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St Petersburg is a relatively young city, by both Russian and European standards, and was only founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great. Despite its short life so far, Petersburg has a rich and exciting history. From the early days of Peter the Great's "Venice of the North" to the modern events of the 1991 coup d'etat, the city has always bustled with life and intrigue, revolution and mystery.
One of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the ...
... t want to serve you, they won't. You kind of feel like you are being permitted to see certain parts of their culture and way of life, but that tourism is not really something that they embrace.
Our next trip to Norway and Iceland at the beginning of July will be our last trip before the bay arrives - but fear not, this baby will be an explorer with us!
Lots of love,
Emma and Tom
... met up with Provost Hanno, who was in St Petersburg co-chairing a conference on management education. Our group of 27 managed to book out an entire Georgian restaurant and enjoyed an incredibly unique cuisine of fish and cheese-potato-pancake-things.
After a Thursday devoted to Tolstoy and finishing up an essay due on Dostoevsky, we visited Peter and Paul fortress on Friday morning. One of the coolest things about the fortress were the ...
... built on Zayachy Island on the Neva River. The cathedral is Russian Orthodox having been built between 1712 & 1733 under Peter the Great and is the first and oldest landmark in St. Petersburg. The cathedral is now the burial place of most of the Russian Emperors and Empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II (and his family) who were finally laid to rest in 1998. Also buried there is Catherine the Great – Empress of Russia for 34 years. It is only Peter II ...
... Paul Fort with the church that holds the remains of hundreds of years of emperors and tsars (including Tsar Nicholas II and his murdered family), Russian Orthodox churches, the Mariinsky Theater’s ballet production of Don Quixote – and to Peterhof (by hydrofoil - outside the city) – the Versailles of Russia.
Everywhere we went we felt that we were only one step ahead of the hordes of tourists coming off the cruise ships.
Enjoy the ...