The Baltic Star Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Banquet room
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Another busy day in St. Petersburg. It started out calmly,with a canal boat ride (felt like we were back in Amsterdam), and then a short bus ride to the hydrofoil station on the Neva River, where we boarded our transportation to Peterhof, which is about twenty milesor forty-five minutes away.
Tsar Peter the Great (1672-1725) started to build St. Petersburg in 1703; for two centuries it was the imperial capital, and it ...
... This one is Russian Orthodox and is pretty speccy inside. Great cupola, quite high up, with a white bird right at the very top. Then on to the Winter Palace and a couple of hours strolling (being dragged) around the Hermitage museum. Saw Rembrandts and Rubens and Titians and sculptures and antiquities and hordes of tour groups. The guide knows her stuff and is a walking encyclopaedia of imperial Saint P history, Peter the ...
... Madonna and child. There were Rembrandts and works by Rafael and Titian, too. My favorite part of the tour was Catherine the Great’s Peacock Clock. It was a golden statue of a life-sized peacock sitting on the intricate, flowered branches of a little golden tree, complete with acorns. The gilded branches of the tree extend much higher than the peacock, which is the main attraction. Next to the tree, but still attached to the same base (which has little golden mushrooms and a ...
... of walking around town.
The shops are initially really hard to work out. There is little or no advertising on them so you're not too sure if it's a cafe, bar, supermarket or brothel you are walking into. Sometimes they're all in one! They have really heavy exterior doors plus an internal door to keep out the bitter cold, a bit like an airlock. Once you get through the second door, sometimes there is a dark corridor, some twisty turns and ...
... Anyway so arriving at St. Pete I went straight to my hotel, this time I booked a nice room just for myself. The hotel was smack bang in the middle of town so it was really convenient and it was really nice too. Double the price I paid in Moscow but definitely worth it! There was 2 things I needed to do today, 1) buy ticket to vilnius and 2) find a post office, so after a nice hot shower I was off. Buy ticket to vilnius - I found the central ticket ...