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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... fortress there was a museum on the history of St. Petersburg up till 1917 when the revolution lead by Stalin took place. It detailed the history from early man through the ages where the cozily satin developed and grew. It was interesting even though most of the information was in Russian. At the beginning of each room a short synopsis of what the room was about was in English. There were clothes of different times, tools and utensils, everyday life stuff. St. Petersburg was a ...
We took a peek into the Soviet Arcade Museum. A group of hipsters had collected a whole bunch of pinball and shoot em up machines from the Soviet era 70's and '80's and turned them into a groovy cafe. Very similar to the games Steve used to play in Dunedin during the same era. But in Russian, and located in a rundown courtyard.
Look behind the beautiful facades all over St Petersburg and many rundown, ...
... company, employed by Intrepid. His British accent and faultless English had us thinking he was a foreigner to Russia, but not so - a true born Russian through and through. As we all know, Steve, by his own admission is the 3rd best tour guide in Sydney and Peter was as good as Steve, in fact, better. Mandy did qualify this by pointing out that Steve is funnier, but Peter had far more cultural information and appreciation, ...
... then was it for sale. I found the whole conversation disturbing because it showed a complete lack of understanding if how the west sees Russia, and also a fearsome belief in Russia's superiority in the world. He described Poland as. Happy little dog barking at an elephant and thereby dismissed a nation as insignificant. Very powerful insight into the Russian psyche, even granting that not everyone will think this ...
... saunas, both with strict ‘no clothing’ policies we took the plunge. I nervously approached the room filled with around two dozen Finns who immediately caught on that this was my rookie Sauna season. On discussion with the locals I was quickly made aware of Sauna etiquette, including the beating of oneself with a branch of leaves and designated beer breaks in between. Outside I met with Laura again, scantily clad in a towel amongst my new Finnish ...