Mini Hotel Veksel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... me, but it did. I consider myself incredibly lucky that I managed to get the camera back, because that would have put a real damper on St. Petersburg. But as it turned out, I had a great day in St. Petersburg and met a few new friends.
Our tour of St. Petersburg was good, but not great. We lucked out with the weather and the whole morning was beautiful with some sunshine and everything. When we finished the tour around 1:30pm, I went ...
... have heard us back at the first checkpoint.
It seemed to take forever but we were through in just over 2 hours, quite unusual apparently.
We then pulled over for a picnic lunch........on the grass strip in front of a service station no less!
But we were given vodka shots to celebrate..
Then off to St Peterburg we head, must admit I slept most of the way after that.
First glimpse in the fringe area, fairly ...
... sitting on on our balcony in virtually complete daylight. We were welcomed on board by an accordion player and two singers offering bread for dipping and iced tea. It took no time at all to register and by the time we got to our room our bags were already there. I have not been able to connect to the internet as I write this so hopefully I can get it out either tonight or tomorrow at some point. Tomorrow promises to be a very full ...
... other in. The traffic was terrible because the main bridge connecting one part of St Petersburg to the other is under repair. They noticed a crack in it and thought they had better fix it! Due to this, none of the bridges are working as per their normal routine. Every night in the early hours of the morning (according to a timetable) all the bridges along the river are raised to allow large ships to get through. They stay raised ...
... would be our trip to the
train station! I thought, seeing as we were travelling in peak season, that it
would be a good idea to plan a little ahead. We booked one of our night train
tickets before we left London and now we wanted to change it. Our one sentence of ‘YA
inzhener’ certainly wasn’t going to help us here. The first lady was as helpful
as she could be and sent us to another terminal, which we couldn't find, so ...