Babushka House

Address: Vladimirsky Prospect, 14, Floor 3, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | 2 star hostel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Hermitage Museum

A travel blog entry by ericjon97 on May 14, 2014

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Today was much less eventful than yesterday, but a nice relaxing day nonetheless. I had to hang around the hostel for a couple hours this morning to do my laundry, and then headed out around noon. I got to cross off another place from my Top 100 list, so that was cool. The Hermitage Museum was the 62nd place I've seen so far. This one definitely did not disappoint.

I usually ...

Russian Christmas

A travel blog entry by lishinlondon on Dec 22, 2013

145 photos

... fast acting internal heater.

The country itself is so rich in history and I am very thankful to our guide for sharing some of it with us. She spoke not only of the country's history but of her memories of living in Soviet times and the realities of day to day life in Russia at present. One of the memories I know that I will hold onto for years yet will be the strength in her voice as she told us that she and her husband had done everything possible and impossible to ...

From Russia with love

A travel blog entry by kev_erin on Sep 06, 2013

2 comments, 20 photos

... and despite its spectacular street view, the interior is much less impressive. After touring around a bit we bought some Russian beers and had a drink before our dinner at Jamie's Italian (Jamie Oliver's) restaurant. It was strange to have Jamie's Italian in Russia, but we figured that the new Jamie's Italian that has opened in Perth since we have left will probably be so busy we won't be able to get a reservation so why not in Russia! It was delicious and of course ...

All that glitters

A travel blog entry by dougo on May 29, 2013

92 photos

... prior to it being ransacked and essentially being a ruin. Those two pieces were a clock on one wall and a barometer on the opposite wall.

We were in the line and moving and didn’t stop in the first room as we had to line up in the grand ballroom (think the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles but grander IMO) … then back into the first room and we were on our tour.

We went through so many opulent rooms … I simply ...

Peter the Great et al

A travel blog entry by aniemi on Aug 11, 2012

1 comment, 20 photos

... in. - We passed Putin's humongus mansion, but he wasn't home. -Peter the Great really was Great! -Peter was very European focused. Went to Holland to learn ship building and got his country a Baltic port. -Peter build a phenomenal summer palace called Peterhof. He modeled it on Versailles. The fountains and the park were unbelievable. Peter was a tricky guy - he created trick fountains that soaked his noble guests ( not just anyone could get an invite to Peterhof). ...