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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Palaces of the Romanovs, Faberge Eggs and Sable!

A travel blog entry by colerumbough on Jul 29, 2014

... safe for us. He just mentioned to watch out for the usual pickpocketing that you find in any city and also to never drink Vodka because it is impossible to tell if it is real. There have been many cases of people selling poison in bottles instead of Vodka. Anyway, I know that there was a Malaysian plane that was shot down recently over Ukraine, which is nowhere near where we are. Then there was a train that got derailed in Moscow, which turned into a silly rumor on the ship that was ...

Of fortresses and Frustrations

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Sep 03, 2013

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... Russia was still at war with Sweden, so defensive measures were first and foremost in his mind. So very soon after, defensive structures were constructed on Zarensky (hare) island. At first wooden walls were thrown up but they were soon replaced with stone bastions. The walls are impressive and are a great example of 18th century fortifications. However with the capture of land to the north from the Swedes, the fortress has never seen action.

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That's not a fountain, this is a Fountain....

A travel blog entry by jcontheroad on Aug 13, 2013

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... we didn't it's a Russian motorway....
So Peterhof, I was expecting a large town square with a big fountain in the middle, and what I got was just breath taking, we entered the grounds of a large ornate house, I looked to my left and saw a large impressive fountain, it wasn't that special though. I then looked forward and nearly fell of my seat...You'll need to check out the photos to ...

GORITSKY

A travel blog entry by kerryb on Aug 01, 2013

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... no photos allowed) and another hall with great accoustics where we heard a 4 man choir sing beautifully. We returned to the ship and got changed to go to a cocktail part for past Amawaterways' passengers.. We then went to dinner the the two couples who travel together, Charlie and Martha from North Carolina and Melvin and his wife from Nottingham. We completed the evening with a classical piano recital in the Melody lounge that w liked very ...

Goodbye Russia, Hello Lithuania

A travel blog entry by graceandgary on Apr 18, 2013

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... 24 hours time (not a busy route obviously) or getting a taxi to the border then walking to Latvia (presumably in an equally rural corner of that country). But before we could be released we needed to sign paperwork for the Frontier Guards which was all in Russian and none of which we could understand. Neither of us were going to sign something we couldn't read! We desperately needed a translator so we called DFAT (unfortunately the Australian Embassy in Moscow ...