Arbat Nord Hotel
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... Russian immigration stations there were virtually no lines and we were through in minutes. The Russian immigration officials are very serious. They never smile and on the initial entry to Russia, they are very thorough and take several minutes looking through your passport and on the computer. When we got out of the terminal, there were SPB representatives waiting, but our tour guide and bus had not yet arrived. Within just a few minutes Julia, our ...
... cites. Cathedrals, monuments, squares, canals a.s.o.
On the second day we went to the Hermitage museum. I´ve never seen so many Cezane, Monet, Renoir, Picasso and Gaugain paintings in one place, truly impressive.
Later at night (00.20) we entered the night train to Moscow. The cabins were so small that we had to take turns to turn around :-) Since I´ve got a little cold with fever and runny nose it was not easy to get any sleep in the tiny, little much to warm ...
... So Felix felt he was doing the country a favour. His only punishment for the murder was to be banished from St. Petersburg. He eventually found his way to Paris, but being a bit cavalier, he never did very well and lived out his life as a run of the mill Parisian, a long way fro the nobility he had enjoyed in Russia. After the last palace tour of St. Petersburg, we returned to the boat and cast off for our first stop which will be at 11 a.m. ...
... lasted about 90 minutes. Back on the bus, and time enough for a souvenir stop on the way to the boat. As we reached the port, the sun disappeared, replaced by clouds and strong winds. Before clearing customs, I picked up a cheap Russian vodka flask. We were back on the boat about 5.
Id been feeling sick again today, so I rested up for a few hours before our 8.45 dinner. We say goodbye to Russia then, as we sail west bound for ...
... easier getting about. It was really great on the other side of the river. The whole waterfront is frozen solid and it is easy to walk around the ice to get a different perspective of the city. I even came across an old Galleon that had been turned into a gym.... Random.
St Petersburg has definitely grown on me in the last few days. I don't think I could live here like the other guys are but it is a really nice place with plenty to do. I would like to come ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services