Ekaterina - Tsarskoe Selo
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
The pianist is playing 'As Time Goes By' and we are offered blinis with caviar and sour cream for breakfast. I have eaten at breakfast buffets on seven continents (if you count the buffet on the Hanseatic in Antarctica) and this one is among the best in terms of variety of dishes, quality of food and presentation …
... apps, charades and body language and checked in..the walk to the rooms, was via another series of electronic controlled gates. The rooms were clean and neat and comfy.....everything we needed We went to get something to eat.. It was near 11pm now. The issue was we had no Rubles, only Euro, so we started off on a hunt for a bank. St Petersburg is lovely.. It is huge!!! It reminded me of my time in Japan a few years ago, where everything ...
... the cars in St. Petersburg are taxis however only 5% of the 30% are advertised as cabs. It's called the Underground Transportation Market and very common throughout Russia. They are usually normal, old, four-door cars that are black or red with single drivers. People trying to supplement their income and are a fraction of the cost of an actual taxi.
... Steff, who may be the maitre d', heard of my ill health and has said he (or one of his charges) will go to a pharmacy tomorrow morning and get me some cold medications. So with that promise, I will use the meagre and possibly expired supply Rowland and I found at the bottom of our toiletry bags, and hopefully I'll be okay to go to the Hermitage tomorrow. I really do NOT want to miss that, but I could not see myself trying to sniffle quietly through a ballet performance ...
3/8/2013 – Helsinki to St.
We boarded the train to St. Petersburg at 9.30 and it was the most amazing train. It was
very new, very clean and very fast, it travelled at 202 MPH today but its
maximum is 220.
We blogged away for three hours as it had Wi-Fi. There was only Aunty Sue, Uncle Mick and
I, in our half of the ...