LDM Hotel (Leningradsky Youth Palace)
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Russian TV Channels Available
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... the painted ceilings, gold painted relics and byzantium art....what we saw was enough for sensory overload! Back to the boat, early dinner then off to the Bagatitsa show of folk dancing and singing. A show case of lovely dresses, fit young men dancing traditional Russian moves, two old bloke singing rousing patriotic songs, a couple of large women singing and yipping fun songs and then we had 'tony soprano morphing into Tom Jones" - the highlight for us ...
... not just us. Each person took around 10 minutes to process and it certainly was not a lot of fun queuing out in the open in the icy cold winds of Palace Square. Finally we had our tickets and proceeded into the museum.
We opted to explore the museum on our own rather than hiring a guide. From past experience we have found that guides can sometimes provide too much information on a particular aspect and although we had about three ...
... to the enterance, on ticket signs, on the map we grabbed and on the description cards in front of each piece. Thank goodness!!! When we had made it through most of the 2nd floor we decided it was time to get down to the business of enjoying some art. So we headed over, only to find the door that led to the few rooms was closed! Oh well, there was more upstairs. Climb climb climb...but all we see in the rooms that the map called out as 19th-20th ...
... the palace on the hill and the statues and waterfalls cascading down to a canal that went to the Gulf of Finland (1 km long). Off for an authentic Russian lunch and what an experience that was - not sure how to write this up, it was rather indescribable! We started with a plate of tomato and cucumber rustic ally chopped (hunks) with a shot of vodka. Kelly and I are good ... but one sip of the rocket fuel was enough! Then followed some form if mushroom soup and then half a ...
... The Gulf of Finland. Having seen enough “bling” we decided not to go into the Palace itself …. in any case the grounds, with over 140 fountains, is the main attraction. We returned to St Petersburg by hydrofoil – again a wonderful outing! We have enjoyed the “white nights” here with the sun hardly setting, and sunglasses needed at 10pm! (St Petersburg is quite far north). It has been fun to wander around near the ...