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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... lot of animals in their art, both real and imaginary. The curving lines of the beasts are beautiful to behold, even when they're being torn apart by lions or wolves.
I then moved on to the Siberian exhibit rooms. Again the preservation was amazing. Hooray for permafrost! On display is a natural mummy of a chieftain. He was about 55 when he died and had amazingly good teeth, but obviously suffered from very bad arthritis of the knees. His body was covered in tattoos, ...
... recommend this hotel to other clients visiting Saint Petersburg). We than set off for the Hermitage Museum . . . . . . . in the wrong direction . . . . . so we had quite a pleasant walk about for about 45 minutes before we figured out how to get there. (Ted T you are exactly correct when you said this was a must see in Saint Petersburg.) The art and artists, and the palace were well worth the additional walk we had to start ...
... You can see from the photos that it is still really light. The sun doesn't go down till after 11pm and its getting later each day. In late May to July, for 6 weeks St Petersburg has 'white nights'. They have no night time for that entire 6 weeks. There are palaces everywhere you look along the canals and river front. Each palace was either built by a wealthy family or given/built for one of the royal families ...
... remains of the cornflakes and some warm milk and hid in the corner whilst the mean girls scowled over, making a mental note to buy something for breakfast the next day.
So this was our only full day of touring St Petersburg so what better way to see it than on a hop-on-hop-off bus! Ear phones at the ready and away we go. Here we saw all the main sights, the Hermitage, Palace Square, and the stunning Church of the Saviour on Spilt Blood, which was built on ...
... Saturday leisure. Luckily we could go back to the quiet place of our host, somewhere in the outskirts of the city.
The main impression of the city itself is one of sun, water, clouds, parks, buildings and cars.
We walked around a lot, seen lots of beautiful houses, churches and palaces. But still, most of the images we have, seem to have water with it as well. Not only because of the views over the Neva river, but also because of the ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service