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... in some of the places I visited! So having accomplished my two task I set about doing my tourist stuff. First stop was the Kazan cathedral, this wasn't originally on my list of places to visit but I walked passed it on the way to the train ticket office and was quiet taken by it so decided to come back and check it out. The outside of the cathedral was being cleaned the and they had only managed to clean one side. The other 3 sides was ...
... s daughter, Tsarina Elizabeth who made the palace into the Baroque masterpiece it is today. The palace is nicknamed the Russian Versailles because in front of the palace is a massive cascade and fountains. The main fountain is a huge golden statue of Samson defeating the lion. It's no coincidence in the choice of statue as the lion was the emblem of Sweden, who Peter the Great defeated and had taken control of the land not only the palace but St Petersburg itself stands on. I was ...
... schedule because during the night were had to stop travelling because of Fog. When in the river system the pilotong of the boatt is all done mannually by the Captain or mates and while the ships have the Russian version of GPS and radar they pass many ships going the opposite way in very close quarters. The result was we were delayed approx. one hour arriving in Goritsky WE disembarked the ship to run a gauntlet small shops until we got ...
... our time and get a grip on the buildings, the art, sculpture and the porcelain. Each room was more incredible than the previous one and it was hard to know what to look at. Sometimes the room itself was the highlight and sometimes the things within it. More paintings by famous Artists than just about anywhere in the world Fortunately our guide Olga was magnificent and seemed to be able to gauge our interest and took us at ...
... she was fairly flexible and she certainly knew her stuff, she just treated us like small children who didn’t know anything. Probably what she has to do with many of our clients. We’re a bit more traveled than most people, I would guess.
We check in with the Princess Marie ferry people and get our room assignment card and our breakfast card. Through immigration where we just hand in our departure card and then we are through ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services