Aurora Central Hotel
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... the outside chairs and tables around. A couple we saw smashed into the rails and a couple more simply flew overboard to bob along behind the boat. Water came in the top of our windows and ran under the doors on each level and out again across the boat. Fun. Beer and Maitais in the bar sorted it and conversation with the aussies who are all well travelled. A pirate dinner tonight...we are not strong on the dress up theme so it will be interesting. ...
... they were mostly portraits.
The patterned parquetry was exquisite and so soft to walk on.
The rooms were set up as they would have been a few hundred years ago with lavish feasts laid out where the ladies and men moved from room to room to eat the different courses.
During World War Two the palace suffered significant damage and has since undergone huge restoration works.
They walked through ...
St Petersberg - I'm not sure what I expected to find when I got here, as you will realise I am no Historian, my knowledge of history of any country is vague to say the least and I'm not a big reader but I love to see things.
That for me is what traveling is about breathing the air, seeing the buildings, walking the streets, smelling the food and watching the people.
What we did expect was for it to be cold - you think Russia, you think cold, but ...
... hers along to Marion. In their understated British way, they reported that they weren’t overly impressed with the flavor of the vodka which “tastes much like benzene”, but the Champagne was “quite nice”.
Borscht is something Joyce grew up with, but I’ve never had the guts to try. But as they say, when in Russia, do as the Russians do.
So when the first course turned out to be ...
... lasted for 90 minutes, and went around and past several of the islands in the river. Gave us a different perspective of the city, and we discovered some sights that we hadn't seen in our few days. We also realised why all the tour boats are so low – the bridges are low! A lot of them open up during the night to allow bigger boats to pass through, which affects the traffic as they stay up for several hours.
Once we got ...