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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... This time success!! We got in!! Then within 30 seconds Ivan nearly got kicked out by trying to go up onto the bar to dance with the coyote ugly girls. The bouncer came storming toward Ivan with a mean look in his eye, but Vlad saved the day by grabbing Ivan before he got on the bar, and which would have resulted in Ivan being left in a bloody mess. We were allowed to stay, but were watched like hawks by the bouncers. But we danced ...
... Adam (Brits), Nick & Helen (Brits), Paul & Catherine (Welsh), Rowan & Maria (Aussie & Spanish), Ollie & Jen (Brit & Swede). We were all a bit too tired & jet lagged to go out & we have to be up early to get in line for the hermitage, so we headed back to the hostel for about 11.30pm. Day 3: Today has been another long one, not everyone was up at the same time, so a small group of us left a bit earlier & managed to get into ...
... out entirely.On the whole St Petersburg was not the beautiful city we expected but it did have aspects that we were impressed by and given the short time we had in the area maybe we didn't get the best impression. It is definitely a place where the old systems, long gone in modern cities, are slow to move on. There are signs of change here and there but there seems to be a big gap between what is out there in modern European cities and what we witnessed in our short ...
... at some stage during our 3 days in town. We managed to revisit some of the highlights from our first trip to Saint Petersburg as well as discover some new delights. We managed to find the Russian equivalent of the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and saw the graves or memorials for Tchaikovsky, Mussgorsky, Rimsky-Korsakhov, Borodin, Glinka (& his sister), Rubenstein and Dostoyevsky, as well as a variety of Russian notables. And we ...
... It has a great history and amazing buildings, palaces, monuments, gardens, wide streets, spacious squares, large parks. It is unbelievable, beautiful, great.
We returned to the cruise ship after the tour, to rest overnight, as we had another shore excursion the next day. Most cruise ships stay overnight in St Petersburg, as there is so much to see and to do here.
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking