Sonata Hotel at Gorohovaya
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... for tourists.
SPB (for short) is a city with canals, thanks to Peter the Great, who designed it after successful W. European cities and that makes for scenic photographs. We were also near the Singer building, the headquarters for the sewing machine company in Russia. It's a crown jewel in a city of wonderful architecture and palaces.
Man, do they love coffee here. There's a shop every 4 stores. And don't think for a moment ...
... him) and kept saying “I don’t have your camera, I only have postcards.” He was still being really aggressive. Quite a few expletives were exchanged and I told him there was no way I was letting him go until the cops came. Finally his friend came around another corner up ahead and walked toward us…with my camera in his hands.
His friend tried to tell me that he “found” my camera in the square and that ...
... out the entire journey. The moral of the story is that I watch far too much TV....or at least too many scary movies.
The journey itself was actually rather pleasant, I liken it to business class travel on a flight, ok so there were no trolley dolly's bringing champagne and warm cloths but I did have a flatbed and an overhead compartment. It snowed the whole time we were on the train but the minute we pulled into platform at Moscow it stopped so no white Christmas for me.
... schooled in Europe. He admired the beauty of European cities and wanted St. Petersburg to be equally beautiful. It's strange because before we arrived in St. Petersburg we had expectations that it would be quite different from most of Europe (probably based on action movies where the hero has to go to Russia to sort out some kind of spy issue). It surprised us that the safety and beauty of St. Petersburg is of such a high standard. We really felt that we were still in Europe. ...
Up and at it everyone!! Yet another early start and remember we are not on holiday we are on tour! We start with a lovely drive through the city with our charming Russian Guide. She again points out buildings of note and then takes us for a shopportunity. I select a fake Faberge egg because of course I cannot afford a real one! Still I love it and can't wait to get it home. We visit the Yusupov Palace that was the home of the richest Russian per revolution. These people rubbed shoulders ...