Babushka House

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

Day 55: Hello Russia!

A travel blog entry by ryan.lee on Jun 26, 2014

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Hello World!

We arrived in St. Petersburg early evening. Our time between now and Beijing has been planned out by a Transiberian Rail tour company (based in the UK). A driver was arranged to pick us up upon our arrival and he was right on time! He is an elderly gentleman with broken English, but did his best to describe the areas ...

Lenin, Hockey games, and Price Waterhouse Coopers

A travel blog entry by ryan.diplock on Oct 15, 2013

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... prices dive below $105 / barrel the Russian government starts to lose money). Kruschev was followed by Brezhnev in an era described as "the stagnation period." One of the coolest things in the museum, besides seeing Lenin's office, was the televised speech they had running of when Yeltsin ceded power to Putin in 2000 before his term expired. Russian Presidents since 1992 have had a tradition of speaking on New Years Eve via televised address that is played on ...

Babushka says Niet!

A travel blog entry by bobjanescott on Aug 12, 2013

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... coach to another palace, Pavlovsk, where we had lunch which like yesterday included a glass of champagne and a shot of vodka. Entered the palace where our guide, Alexsy, had a row with the local babushka who insisted that he and others who were wearing coats or jackets remove them. He was not happy and told her so but babushka won! Hearing the Russians talk is fascinating. In many countries we have visited you can get the gist of what they ...

55 Moscow-St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by richard.wolters on Jun 14, 2013

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... English they see “No” and then they continue to talk in English. So we shared a few stories and our pictures on the laptop and his phone and drank coffee together. Russians are a bit reserved so the best way to deal with that is to take the initiative to start a conversation.

The train windows have heavy blinds to make the compartment dark ,as sunset is a 11 pm and sunrise at 3.30. As I was moving north this would change to 24 hours of ...

To Peterhof and Yusupov

A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Aug 16, 2012

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... pie too. They are kind of like very large open lattice peirogis. Then we go to the souvenir store where Olga took us. Today we find there is more to the store and the expensive stuff is in the back. Real expensive stuff. My daughter picked out a nested doll for her friends birthday that was well over $100 and many of the items were in the hundreds and even often over $1000 for some of the boxes but can't believe the dolls were that much. Geez. I did get a ...

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