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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... of St Peter and Paul - the burial place of the Tsars. We have now seen where Nikolai II (the last Tsar) was abducted, executed and finally buried.
Our last call of the day was the cathedral St Isaac in central St Petersburg. Another enormous structure opulently decorated within. The scale, decoration just takes ones breath away!
Next installment are the Summer and Winter palaces.
So this past Friday I went to my second banya since I've been in Russia with several friends (the first time was last Friday). The banya is a classic Russian tradition that is a must if you ever go to Russia. The banya is essentially a sauna or large steam room with a cold pool and showers where you can get a massage, order food or beverages, relax, and ...
... than the day before, you never know what you might come across. I found the route to be a lot more pleasant than the direction we had walked the day before, there were some nice buildings along the canal. I stopped briefly at the Trinity Cathedral again to take some better photos before continuing along the canal.
I had been walking for a while and came to realise that I should have seen some more familiar landmarks by now. I consulted my ...
... let you in for day rates and such but once on the ground in the actual location, these places have disappeared and the local guides know nothing about them. Still, she got to work out every day in some fashion.
Back at the hotel, we head back to the breakfast room and it is even more crowded today but there are some tables around the corner so I think they have expanded the room. Breakfast isn’t much better but it is something and ...
... might. The Hermitage was so big it took me about a half an hour to find the exit.
It was a little cloudy in the morning and I assumed because it was summer, there wouldn't be much rain. I assumed wrong and it poured and I had no umbrella. Fortunately I was wearing my quick dry clothes from Kathmandu. Summer is the rainy season here. It is only sunny 60 days of the year. Fortunately, ...
How has this hostel rated in the past?
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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