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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Sunset upon arrival was just a general idea. While catching a bus and riding to town the sun remained visible here and there. Even after leaving the homestay apartment around 11.30pm the Western sky was still lit up.
Turns out St. Petersburg is on the same latitude as Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki. Sunsets take forever, so does the famed "heure bleue". The only photographic spoiler is the weather which can ...
... who told us he was Croation and in fact is Natasha Stott-Despoya's uncle, and he said he had been in Moscow and St Petersburg for 16 days, and thoroughly enjoyed it, but felt the people were not welcoming. I can understand this reaction, as they could help English speaking people, if they want to encourage tourists, by simply adding English onto much of the signage in the tourist areas. Without the Internet at your fingertips,or a guide it is quite difficult. Jeff and ...
... until after the fall of the Soviet Union. They could not find all the remains for some time, with those of 2 children missing. Rumors began that maybe the children (one of them being Anastasia Romanov, this rumor may be familiar to you) had survived. Alas, just recently, they found the remains of the two remaining children. They are to be entombed in the Peter and Paul fortress within the year.
Next we went to the Hermitage, which ...
Ventured out to see the Russian Versailles of the Tsar Peter on a local marstrushka (minibus) from Baltiskaya metro today. Getting info off the net isn't always realiable- was looking for a public bus 200 but after making an inquiry a young fellow pointed me in the direction of catching a marstrushka No 404 after painstaking citing the bus number by number in Russian so I understood. Yeah! ...
... it's cheap and easy to get a temporary visa iа you're on a ferry trip), and there are many more beautiful museums and sights.
I left Moscow on Wednesday night after visiting the Kremlin. Pretty interesting stuff, but there was lots we couldn't see, and in fact I was barked at by an officer for walking towards what I guess was presidential quarters. Before I left the hostel, I met two German girls who were politics ...
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