Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Today was mostly a travel day. I took my time getting my stuff together this morning and left Matreshka Hotel around noon. I had to get a couple of metros to get to Leningradsky train station, but eventually I found it with plenty of time to spare. I got the high speed Sapsan train to St. Petersburg. It took about four hours and was a nice ride. I had a seat in a group of four with a table in the middle. I chose this seat hoping that I might meet ...
We flew out of Paris on Thursday 5th September and arrived in Helsinki, Finland early afternoon. We made our way through the centre of Helsinki to the ferry terminal which was only about a 10 minute tram ride from the city centre. It was a really beautiful sunny day in Helsinki so we were really lucky to be able to walk with our luggage without any prospect of being rained on. By the time we made it to the St Peters Line ferry terminal we were already allowed to check in to ...
... tzar Nicholas II and his family are the ones that were murdered after the tzar was no longer ruling. Because he was not the tzar when he died, they are not allowed to bury him in the main church area. Instead they are all buried in a little side wing called the Chapel of St Catherine the Martyr. They have plaques for each of the family members and one central tombstone. All except one of the girls remains were found and are ...
We have 2 day tickets, so can break it up a little.
By accident we wandered in via a quieter entrance, the reason it was quieter was that it lead to a more obscure part of the displays - the Siberian archelogical section. Not an area we'd have sought out, but was extremely interesting, not least because we were going to be travelling thru there next week. It was stunning how sophisticated their culture was in the periods the displays ...
... who know next to no Russian, so she
literally shoo’s us to her neighbour. Now this lady is one mean faced scarry
looking Russian, who, without really listening to our needs, takes our ticket,
tik tiks away on her computer, pulls out a few pieces of paper and proceeds to
tear up our train ticket – the one we had spend the last 30 minutes trying to
change. She half throws her new papers at us and dismisses us with a wave ...
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