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A travel blog entry by rell01


Another typical day in Saint Petersberg, wet & cold. (See picture) Anyway it is off to see the sites & have a good time Russian style. Already tried the vodka.
That was John now me Rell. I was to say the least extremely upset our day started out to what should have been a highlight of our St Petersberg Trip a Canal boat ride. But due to the weather being a bit drizzly they put us in covered canal boats. However due to the drizzle ...

First Weekend in St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by ryan.diplock


... anything and just need to exit. The problem with the Hermitage was...where is the exit? With 1200 rooms, all zig zagging and winding throughout the structure a sense of panic sunk in as I realized it would take me at least 30 minutes to exit the building. An hour later fortunately, a relieved and still alive Ryan was eating Russian crepes and all was good.

That night we visited the Church of Spilled Blood. It was incredible to see the inside of the ...

Peter's City, Catherine's Palace and the Kirov

A travel blog entry by rachel21601


... 18th C. royalty. The guides tell us that leaving the building, the most frequently heard comment is "(n)o wonder there was a revolution'.

Lunch at a country restaurant near the Palace was pickled vegetables, mushroom soup and stuffed cabbage, traditional Russian fare, accompanied by all the cold vodka we could drink and a serenade by musicians in costume. It was hokey, but fun and the food was good.

After a nap on the bus ...

Day 19 - Helsinki to St Petersburg, Russia

A travel blog entry by emilyjms


... also happily drive through red lights and park wherever you can fit your car. Apparently the Russian government tried to bring in paid parking but the people rejected it and simply continued to park where they liked.
They don't really expect you to make a wrong turn, because if you do need to turn around you will need to drive about 10kms before you will get a chance.

Finally in St Petersburg, we managed to navigate the streets and find ...

It's still glittering

A travel blog entry by dougo


... br>
Because we were ahead of time and had some time to spare, Julia took us to the gardens where there is a statue of Catherine the Great with her courtiers at her feet. The garden was lovely and the Lilac trees were fragrant - so pretty. At one end of the park was a large theatre and at the opposite was a largish store once owned by the Yalese Brothers. It was a specialist provider then as it is today with its high ...


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