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... the underground from there. We went for the second option. After navigating our way around the underground, we somehow (with a bit of planning and a bit of luck) managed to get to our hostel. Another fact about St Petersburg is that due to its northerly latitude it stays light for nearly 18 hours during the summer and dark during the winter. It was fortunate then that the room t!titled "nice bright room" and had thin cream blinds instead of curtains. This ...
... bus). This was a rather disappointing purchase as the first time we got off the bus was the last we ever saw of it (despite hanging around with a group of tourists for nearly two hours waiting for the 'every 20 minutes' bus to collect us to continue on our journey). We still made the most of the day and walked as much of the bus route as we could manage. We saw the stunningly beautiful 'Church of the Spilled ...
... quite different from most, painted in the Russian colours of red, white and blue, in a kind of wavy design. We also saw poets, ballerinas with life-size carvings, actresses, and so on. At the cemetary, I was shocked to be directed to washrooms featuring Chinese style pits, and decided I could wait for the next stop. In general washrooms are totally clean, and although a slightly different style, absolutely of the same standard we would ...
... Sometimes called the “Venice of the North”, the city is filled with beautiful, ornate, and colorful buildings lining rivers and canals for miles. The tsars invited in the architects, palace builders and city planners from all over Europe to build a city from scratch. That city, never captured in World War I or WWII, and frozen in time during the Soviet period is preserved today as a shining example of European wealth and sophistication of the royalty ...
... opening onto a huge gravel courtyard which would have been crowded with coaches and horses in the past. Apparently guests were so numerous that many had to sleep in their carriages due to lack of sleeping rooms. Judging by the size of the place they must have had hundreds of guests at any one time.
Inside the palace it was all set up to impress the visitors with large staircases lit from windows from the east and the west so at all times there would be ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet