The Baltic Star Hotel
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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Indoor pool
- Hot tub
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... it was such a feast for the eyes. I've been to so many palaces before but I was still blown away by the grandeur.
One room had giant wall size canvases but the wall was divided in four by four separate canvasses. One room was white with gold detailing, there was a red drape room, while another had tinted chandeliers in different shades from top to ...
... test was made much easier if the inspector received a bribe. But not to worry, we were assured, our bus driver was really a good driver, and didn’t need to resort to bribery to get his license.
When we drove past some police officers, another guide joked that most cops have huge stomachs. That’s because if motorists are stopped for a violation, it’s much easier to pay off the officer than to face an official penalty.
... creamed chicken and vegetables over rice. Dessert was vanilla ice cream with some kind of very sweet red sauce. This time we did have time for coffee or tea before we were off once again to another palace – Catherine’s Summer Palace. It was a huge building and although it was first built by Catherine I(the Great), it was enlarged by her daughter, Elisabeth I. The gilding that was once on the outside of the building was changed to brownish paint ...
... Night Neva Cruise. There were three musicians/singers singing and playing traditional songs, and a glass of bubbly while we cruised down the river, past sights we had seen during the day. They also served crackers and smoked salmon, and crackers and smoked salmon roe. It was a very pleasant way to round the day off, so we were pleased we had gone. It was still light when we got back to the ship at 10.30, although interestingly, many cars had their headlights ...
... then decided to go to one of the Italian restaurants for dinner.
Boats are not my favourite mode of transport due to sea sickness, however I took the advice of many people who said "You won't get sea sick on a cruise ship as you can barely feel the boat moving"...WRONG! Luckily I bought some motion sickness tablets because once we were kilometre away from shore we could all feel the boat tilting. It was funny at first because you ...