Austrian Yard 2
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- Continental Breakfast
- Concierge desk
- High-speed internet in room
- Refrigerator in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... place and had the most amazing cheese bread ever. The Beef Stroganoff wasn't bad either. Yeah, I opted for it since it was invented just down Nevsky Prospect at the Stroganoff family palace by their chef.
Tuesday, September 16
We had a light breakfast and went to the world famous Hermitage Museum. It's an incredibly large series of 3 palaces, like the Russian museum, only much larger. You really need a strategy to see the art that ...
... not only the items it has on display but the fact that it has over 1,000 rooms over 3 floors. The guide book says to leave a a whole day to visit the museum but in our usual style we managed to see it within 4 hours. To be fair we saw the items we wanted to see and although all the the other items were impressive, there is only so many times you can look at a painting. One of the paintings which we did see was the world famous Leonardo da Vinci "Madonna ...
... 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.
... br> At a shop stop earlier in the day we got free coffee, tea or vodka. I didn't fancy vodka at 11 am and Hughie doesn't like the stuff, but was talked into it by the others. So he remembers the rule. Exhale, knock it back in one, count to 10, inhale. He still didn't like it but thought it maybe tasted better than my Smirnoff
Knocking it back like that seems like a waste of an otherwise pleasant drink to me.
One thing we noticed last ...
... and Paul Fortress I did not bother to go in the churches (featuring obligatory scaffolding) and just wandered the grounds for a while. In hindsight maybe the experience would have been more worthwhile if I had gone in a church. I am glad the fortress was in between the Aurora and the Submarine as I would have felt a bit annoyed if I had gone out of my way to come here. The Fortress was commissioned by Peter the Great to protect St Petersburg from a ...