Rinaldi Premier

103 Nevskiy prospekt, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | 3 star b&b
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Palaces of the Romanovs, Faberge Eggs and Sable!

A travel blog entry by colerumbough on Jul 29, 2014

... the sunset from a boat ride on the Neva river and all over St Petersburg through its canal system. I didn’t know this part of Russian history, but Tsar Peter I (aka Peter the Great) founded the city in the early 1700s, after he went on a tour of Europe incognito to study European architecture, urban planning, technology, fashion, etc. He came back to Russia and ordered everyone to shave their beards and "westernize." The Russians thought he was insane. Peter I was ...

Of fortresses and Frustrations

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Sep 03, 2013

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... the blockade museums about the siege that I knew was nearby. So I crossed back over the Neva on the Troika (trinity) bridge and navigated to the museum...which was also closed! I was not having much luck. I then I thought I'd go visit the Alexander Nevskii Monastery to see the graves of some of Russia's literary and musical greats. I walked along the Fontanka River to Nevskii Prospekt, where I looked at my watch. 4:30pm. **** what time did the cemetery close? ...

Nature abhors a vacuum....

A travel blog entry by jcontheroad on Aug 11, 2013

... all the forms the Russians seem to love that was it, done and dusted in 1.5 hours, the best non Schengen crossing so far this trip. You can download the form from the interweb as well, if I'd done that it would have taken half the time.
So into Russia, the first thing to notice is the road conditions, nowhere nearly as well maintained, the road is one lane either way and is heavily used by trucks, so each lane has been deformed by the truck wheels. The roads don't drain ...

Catherine's Art Collection

A travel blog entry by rachel21601 on Jul 26, 2013

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... was a group of 225 Old Masters amassed by Johann Ernest Gotzowski on commission from Frederick II who was unable to pay for them. She never looked back. Today the collection includes 1 million coins and medals,15,000 paintings, 2,000 sculptures, 600,000 works of graphic art and 224 000 works of applied art; the museum library has more than 500,000 books. Art, graphics and books are housed in a complex of ...

BANYA!!

A travel blog entry by patickdb on Apr 19, 2013

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Greetings all,
So this past Friday I went to my second banya since I've been in Russia with several friends (the first time was last Friday). The banya is a classic Russian tradition that is a must if you ever go to Russia. The banya is essentially a sauna or large steam room with a cold pool and showers where you can get a massage, order food or beverages, relax, and ...

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