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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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... We stopped at St Isaacs Cathedral which had the most amazing giant marble pillars on the outside (we didn't get the chance to go inside) and looked over the palace that Emperor Nicholas I had made for his wife and daughters. After stopping there for about 5 minutes, we headed to The Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood which is a classic Russian cathedral with the intricate domes, lots of gold and mosaics. It was the same Russian spire that we had seen yesterday on our short walk. ...
... dresses, shoes, gloves, and other accessories on display, including Catherine the Great’s wedding dress and coronation ermine cape. Each had a train at least 6 feet long. Behind her wedding dress was a tapestry of her wearing it and holding her scepter containing the Orlov Diamond, which made me think of Prince & Princess Orlov of Russia, who are family friends of ours we met in Mustique. He mentioned trying to buy back the Orlov diamond. I wonder how progress is with ...
... government and ruled the country through their heirs for 70 years. It is humbling being in a place of such monumental importance to 20th century history. There is the room that Catherine the Great loved with a gold mechanical bird. Such excess could not last. A revolution of some sort was inevitable.
Even tough we focused on the royal palace rooms I wondered if the Hermitage had any Vermeer paintings, but we ...
... so we decided not to chance it. Consequently we ate
the 4 dry biscuits and a wafer biscuit, not very substantial. Upon arrival in
St. Petersburg without a word of Russian it was difficult to make ourselves
understood. We think that we were conned by the cab driver but not being able
to understand the written word we couldn't figure out which train to catch ...
... a previous trip) but no-one else. The rest of the party consists of Ram, a very nice big, bluff man from Bangalore; Wolfgang from Germany somewhere, Dresden, I think, also extremely nice and somehow the antithesis of the German archetype: vegetarian, quite spiritual, very relaxed; a Latvian couple from Riga; I have forgotten his name and never found out hers; and a Japanese couple or possibly business colleagues who keep entirely to themselves. David, Ting-Ting, Ram and Wolfgang all ...