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

Welcome to Russia in St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by goodner on Aug 06, 2014

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... and the trick fountains, where Peter the Great Jokester would have his guests showered with a surprise splash of water when they sat down on a bench or strolled too close to his hidden sprayers. Olga, eager to build up the intrigue of how these trick fountains worked, asked the group if we knew how they triggered them back in the 1700's. Various guesses were made throughout the day, such as motion sensors, weight sensors, or other more modern methods, ...

Border crossing into the Motherland

A travel blog entry by haydos2014 on Jul 08, 2014

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... was the Russian way..Crazy stuff!!! We were not surprised to come across an accident, which looked quite nasty.. We had built up an expectation, that we would be hassled by police, as we drove our French plated Duster. We even prepared our wallets, so we could sort a bribe, without being fleeced by the local constabulary..So far it seems unfounded..it was a smooth run, minus the hold ups with road works, traffic accident and slow trucks. ...

Back in the USSR

A travel blog entry by ianwill on Oct 25, 2013

I've just finish a two week stint in St Petersburg, it's over, finished finally, all done including the shouting. Like all my work in Russia, I find it tough going, not that I carry bricks or dig coal, the people who do that are heroes. No, I just find it gruelling and tiring. It starts in dark cold mornings, waiting for taxis that may or may not turn up. Taking totally different directions every day, so that you can never be sure if you will arrive ...

Hopefully, today was the worst of our journey,,,

A travel blog entry by jimwitmer on Aug 07, 2013

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... city seems a more vibrant, cleaner and perhaps wealthier version of Helsinki. The building styles and grand scale are similar and the streets are absolutely clogged with people, some foreigners but mainly Russians. We have heard only a smattering of English and other languages here and find almost no signage in English or other languages. I am very happy to report that I have retained a lot of the Russian I learned in college that has at least helped me to decipher signs written ...

A “bridge” to Western Europe

A travel blog entry by wayfgrrl on Jul 10, 2013

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July 10-15: Saint Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great in 1703, and it was the Imperial capital of Russia for long periods of time. It was renamed Petrograd in 1914 and Leningrad in 1924 and reverted to Saint Petersburg in 1991. St. Petersburg has a long history of being the most Western city in Russia, as well as the cultural capital. Prettily situated along the Neva River, the iconic Tsars' ...