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TravelPod Member ReviewsArbat Hotel Moscow
Nice hotel, newly renovated. The staff was welcoming and pleasant, breakfast was delicious.
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Thursday 19th June - St Petersburg
Had breakfast & went for a walk on the other side of the Nevsky Prospekt, the main street. We walked up towards the Neva River & found a lovely gourmet deli with mechanical, puppet like figures from the 19th century in the window. Unfortunately it was closed but it reminded …
... in a 16 bed dorm. Still, it was much better than a cramped train cabin with no fresh air. Sverre had booked us in for a free walking tour of Moscow starting at 10.30am. I asked the new hostel worker if we could leave our bags in storage and she grumpily said yes. We found out later that she was rather hungover from the night before. We walked for half an hour to the meeting place of the tour. The tour guide was a hilarious short Russian girl who loved to crack a joke. ...
A hot day dawned. I was up early, but not too early. It was only when Katherine was talking about fitting-breakfast-in worries before athletics that I realised why I had it in mind that we'd have a very early start. When I looked at the timetable I was in Britain, and it gave British timings; but since then, Brussels, Helsinki and St Petersburg have all stolen an hour. 6:xx starts become 9:xx, much more acceptable. Despite having a borrowed metro pass in my ...
... Hotel, we even paid £6 (300 rubles) for an "authentic" Russian folk tune which turned out to be a 1970’s pop song! Ahh well, it was the people rather than the restaurant or the food which made a good evening.
The next morning we had free time in the morning so we decided to do the Lonely Planet walking tour as the one in St Petersburg had been such a success.
This tour started in Gorky Park, where I got to feed a red squirrel… ...
... carriages and my personal favorite, Faberge eggs. The Faberge eggs are incredible pieces of art, created by the House of Faberge for Alexander III and Nicholas II. They are some of my most favorite pieces art and history, perhaps in part because of the haunting beauty that lingers over the ones made for Nicholas II’s family. When one looks at them one sees the grandeur and might of the third largest empire in the history of mankind but one also knows that soon ...