Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Location: St. Petersburg
Arrived from: Esfahan via Tehran and Dubai
Start date: 12/09/13
End date: 18/09/13
What was great: The Hermitage, The church, some coffee places
What was not great: The weather, the public transport, being ill
Wow, what a difference a day makes! I can only describe St Petersburg as a backpacker's nightmare. No one here speaks English, there are no information points anywhere and the signs are impossible to read. In stark contrast to the Finns the people here are rude, miserable and totally uninterested in helping!
We started very early on the …
Mon 10th July Woke up rather tired from little sleep and we were soon on St Petes train station and being met by the travel agents driver. Within 20mins we were dropped off at the hotel where we waited in the reception/breakfast room for about an hour until our room became available. We slept for about an hour then at 9:30am we met our guide for a …
... construction still echoes the soviet bloc bleakness of poorly maintained concrete monolith apartment blocks. One part actually was like being back home at Bathurst and Steeles. After lunch we boarded the bus again and called at 3 stops: Yusupov Palace (Famous for the assassination of Rasputin), St. Isaacs Cathedral and the church of spilled blood. Tonight we will see a Russian folklore show on board and then will set every alarm we have to wake up to meet the bus at 7 ...
... followed by an extended city sightseeing tour then free time which I spent shopping for Russian Dolls. I must have looked at thousands of dolls that day varying in price from GBP5.00 to GBP750.00. In the end after all the dolls in different colours I had looked at I ended up going for the plain traditional ones simply because they reminded me of the small set my mum kept in the printers box throughout my childhood.
We ended the day by visiting the Moscow ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking