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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Comme d'hab, on prend notre temps pour
partir de l'auberge de jeunesse. On a décidé de changer un peu de
chemin pour explorer d'autres quartiers de la ville ( vérifier si
c'est beau partout ) et se rendre au pont Panteleimon ( plus joli de
la ville selon le routard ). C'est un peu loin, mais on commence à
avoir l'habitude ! Le …
Ce matin, le réveil se fera donc sur
les routes. La nuit a été très chaude. Malgré tout, j'ai quand
même réussi à bien dormir. Je suis donc moins fatiguée que ce que
j'avais pensé même si la nuit a quand même été courte. Arrivée
à Saint Pétersbourg : il fait moins froid que ce qu'on
pensait. On sort de la gare et on se met en qu …
... and a kangaroo (?). It did feel very soviet though - in bad need of a makeover. We also wandered the gardens of the Peterhof palace which had a bunch of cool fountains.
We also managed to just dodge the G20 summit and Obama in St Petersburg. Things were going into lockdown a couple of days after we left. Unfortunately though Obama will be in Stockholm when we're there. Stay tuned for Obama-rama......
... given nights are very short here. Ivan decided to explore dark alley's, and luckily didn't get jumped. It was about 5 am when we finally crawled into our beds. Sunday was, as expected, a late start. We went back to the Hermitage to cover what we missed the day before. Next we went to see "the bronze Horseman", a statue of Peter the Great. For such a prominent statue you would think that there would be lots of replica little statues. Vlad ...
... turned 101 islands into just 37 of them, they were ready to build.
In its history, this city has also been called Leningrad and Staliningrad and it was the capital of Russia for many years. It's a huge city of a fabulous splendour, this is not what we expected at all! We expected beauty but we also thought that it would have more of the negligence resulting from the Communist years. There are almost 5 million citizens here in the biggest country in the ...