ul. Mayakovskogo, d.23/6, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

The jewel of Russia!

A travel blog entry by tom_and_emma


This is a much delayed blog entry, our apologies! We wrote the St Petersburg blog using the iPad whilst it was offline, then updated the blog online before reloading the iPad ... and lost all of the blog entry that we had done! Here is a quick canter through what we got up to in St Petersburg and the last part of our trip through Northern Europe, Scandinavia and Russia.

The train journey from Moscow took ...

The Last Day in St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by kerryb


... both in it's square footage and its cubic footage. There are gigantic columns that support the structure that must be 5 feet in diameter and they are numerous. The ceiling of the edifice is spectacular with many biblical scenes depicted. Lots of gold and lots of icons. There are also many gigantic mosaic reproductions of the originals. We learned that St Isaac's escaped damage during the war because the gold domes were painted grey and because of St ...

The Extra Stop - St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by meanderingmand


... while; before that he worked on a boat for six years, during which time he crossed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans several times. And before that he'd travelled a bit in Australasia and worked in an underground boxing establishment in Thailand for a couple of years.

His current trip had him travelling over land from his home in Sweden to his father's place in Greece by motorbike. Once there, the plan was to go out with his dad on the yacht for a couple of weeks! ...

Amazing two days!!

A travel blog entry by abudebbie

... the largest collection of Rembrandts outside of Holland, the largest collection of French Impressionists, they have pieces by DaVinci, Michaelangelo, Raphael, El Greco, Goya, Reubens, Van Gogh, Gaugain, and anyone else you could think of. It was truly amazing! Today we started out early and visited Catharine's Palace which was built by Catharine the first, wife of Peter the Great, but it burned down and was rebuilt by her daughter Elizabeth and became the ...

Last But Certainly Not Least

A travel blog entry by john.babinec


... cathedral and came face to face with some of the most infamous rulers in Russian history. Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, and Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family who were executed during the 1917 Revolution. Totally cool! There's also a pretty cool prison and museum in the fortress as well.

We decided to walk back to our hotel instead of hitchhiking and along the way we passed a great war museum which features all the great Russian killing machines ...

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