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TravelPod Member ReviewsNevsky Hostel St. Petersburg
cozy and quiant. Right next to the Hermitage and the Cazan. SUCH a great place for the location and price. The location is what really makes it worth it.
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... pleasantly surprised.
When we landed at the airport and collected our luggage we headed to the hotel which was booked by the tour company we used.
We chose to use Lupine Travel they are a tour company who provide non guided tours, in other words they do the booking of hotels and trains for you but the rest is up to you and you are traveling as individuals there are no groups unless you chose to make one.
We chose this option as ...
... get us (it was pretty funny). We took the metro as a group, and the underground tunnels were covered in huge gorgeous mosaic panels. We stopped at a cathedral in the city center and we got tickets to climb to the top. I think at the top of the cathedral was my first comprehension of being in Russia; you could see in every direction for miles and the whole city with all the churches and landmarks were clearly visible. It gave me a really ...
... all work on gravity – no pumps. Quite amazing. The gardens were huge – whilst we walked for ages, we still didn't get to see the whole place. The palace interior has been partly restored after being badly damaged in WWII, but what we saw was quite magnificent. Some of the rooms were huge. We weren't allowed to take photos, however Allan being Allan managed to get a few.
... that wait inside, 'Aggrandizement'. We desperately wanted to fit in two things today Peterhof & The Hermitage, but we might be pushing for time. It was a 40 minute minivan ride to Peterhof which was the first of the great imperial palatial ensembles to be established outside of St Petersburg. Peterhof embodies 300 years of tsarist self-aggrandizement. ...
... their trip. I got one of Armenia from Tom. I barely see those magnets in China now. Maybe I should buy some as gifts next time I travel.
Russia is a religious country, much more religious than Sweden according to my observation. So in Russian people's house, you can see a lot of religious pictures. My following trip proved that the absence of religious knowledge created a barrier for me.