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St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by errolandtrish


... At least we had the chance today to eventually taste the national drink - vodka. A couple of us knocked off a bottle for lunch plus a couple of reds at a local restaurant, so lunch was great. Funny how they sleeped on the bus on the way back to the boat. Off to the balet tonight to get a bit of culture. Will reserve my judgement Ps. Some of the photo's of Catherine's palace only show a small section of how big it ...

Davis-Riceskis day out

A travel blog entry by timdavisrice


... me the most amazing part of this place were the fountains. There are 150 of them and not one of them uses a pump. They are all fed from an artisan bore some 22Km's away via wooden pipe...yes wooden!
Peter the Great would have been an interesting guy to have dinner with..

A bit of lunch, a squirrel spot, a visit to the WC and we were off like a brides nightie on our way the the next palace. Catherine's Palace.

This palace ...

'Pretentious Moi?'

A travel blog entry by j.mackay

... theme of St. Petersburg's disorientating effects. The Russian museum, The Mikhailovsky Palace, The Hermitage: I have never seen so many paintings in the space of two days. My feet ache simply from the miles of polished wooden floorboards that I have recently walked. I want to avoid the pretentious tendency of listing all of the great works I have seen, but one artist in particular deserves a mention, if only because I had (in my ignorance) never heard of him until ...

Tainted Love

A travel blog entry by margaretfielder


... sitting on the sandy banks at the mouth of the Neva, climbing abandoned bell towers, going to zoos, eating peroshki, exploring bars, and strolling though the best parks in the realest parts of town – everything that isn’t in the guides, everything that is next to Pushkin’s House, behind the Hermitage, or just past the alleyway two blocks to the right of insert famous location – the REAL Saint Petersburg! It’s an insanity that comes over you to ...

Russian contact

A travel blog entry by chrissupertramp


... the deep dark see became a white ice dessert. After 23 h floating in the Baltic Sea we arrived at St Petersburg and had our first contact with Russian authorities. Not much to say about that, he checked our passport and took it with him. After another 2 hours of waiting we got it back with the first stamp of our journey in there!

Now there we are St Petersburg

We got off the vessel the same way as we got on it, over ...


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