Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Today, bright, sunny and clear with some early morning fog patches. We have another cruise ship following approx two or three kilometres behind us. This morning I woke up at approx 6:00 AM and after showering and a quick coffee I went up on the Sun Deck and took numerous pictures of the shore line. We are travelling the Volga-Baltic Waterway. We departed St Petersburg on the Neva River. During the night we crossed Ladoga Lake, the largest fresh water lake ...
... taken a group of Spaniards around and her mouth needed to adjust to the different pronunciation style of English.
You'd think, then, that her rather bizarre accent would improve during our long tour; but this was not the case.
We waited a short while to see if anyone else would turn up for the free tour; and when no one did, we set off as a trio. The good thing about there being just the three of us was obviously that it would be more like being taken ...
... as well as a drink called a “Dirty Banana” which was very nice too !
Then to dinner and downloaded some of our photos before nodding off.
More ships at the cruise terminal
By the way, when we arrived at the Cruise Terminal this afternoon, we noticed more ships were docked there. There was us (Princess) CMV "Discovery", Costa Pacifica, Costa Romantica, Norwegian Star and MSC Musica.
... would call "Comfort Food" . . . The smell of Beef Stroganoff was a predominant smell coming out of the hotel restaurant in the afternoon.
The party and banquet food (pictured above) were extravagant and fit for royalty.
Of interest at every buffet:
Breakfast ALWAYS had fresh Tomatoes and Cucumbers
Eggs, boiled, scrambled ...
... roof of the largest cathedral (we counted some 6 cathedrals?!) St. Stephen; the Sadovaya square, one of the first places outside the center where the normal life took place (lots of cheap restaurants, markets stalls, vendors, small shops, etc); Nova Gollanndia with its quiet atmosphere and community garden; the ENARTA Museum with modern Russian art and among others very nice cartoons based on the pieces of art in the museum; and of course the ...