Antique Hotel Rachmaninov
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... Nevskii Monastery. I got as far as Kazan Cathedral when I realised i couldn't be bothered. Something else for my next visit. Instead I went for a coffee and muffin on Nevskii Prospekt and read some of Anna Karenina. It was just what I needed instead of running myself ragged. Back at the hostel, I packed my things, said my goodbyes to Randy and Bob who were on their way to Moscow, hoisted my pack and made my way to the metro for the last time.
... sunny an approx 22 degrees. We were on the bus for the better part of today and saw many fine buildings and had many photo ops. I did take a total of 205 pics. The first place we stopped at was a decommissioned Cathedral. When the Soviets were in power, religion was frowned upon and many churches and cathedrals were left in disrepair. This particular church is famous for being the first place in Russia that taught women. Presently the state is in negotiations to return it to the ...
After yesterday's busyness, we had an easy day today. We just wandered around parts of St Petersburg we hadn't been before, taking in the scenery. We had planned on climbing up St Isaac's cathedral but found out they are closed on Wednesdays. We left after dinner for a ballet performance of swan lake. The company we tried to get tickets for isn't performing at the moment. They are ...
... us and the road (I am assuming to clean the roads) just to make the high speed races that bit more dangerous! At this point we had our first "what are we doing here, shall we just go home" moment. Instead we hailed a taxi and were transported at break neck speed to our hostel. However our delight of getting to where we needed to go was ruined by the look on the taxi driver’s face when he pointed out the address that we had given him. We looked across ...
... Which was nice for a first experience: we walked around for some 4 hours (including breaks of course) and only then the (masses of) other tourists showed up.
St. Petersburg is a designed city. Tsar Peter the Great (he indeed had a height of 2,04 meters) visited the Netherlands before founding the city and invited dutch craftsmen to make the original swampy area into something more livable. He was inspired by Amsterdam and its channel system ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet