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... Nicholas I with his wife and daughters around the base. Surrounding the square was a palace he built for one of his daughters. And on the other side was St Isaac's Cathedral. He is the patron saint of the town. Peter The Great who built St Petersburg was born on his saint day. Alexander finally drove us to our hotel, The Hotel Helvetia, Julie pointed out a good pancake café about 50 metres away and a beer café across the road. She also recommended the ...
... buy a bottle of the mixer, not just a portion. So when Deanne bought a vodka and soda at Daya,
she got a shot and a small bottle of soda for about $4. When she ordered another one, she got a shot of vodka in her glass and the bartender poured the rest of the soda in but only charged $2 for the vodka. That's different.
A guy next to us bought 2 bottles of cheap champagne for his friends and they played foosball in the corner. We wandered ...
... weather and the city’s architecture is resembles a Disney storybook and is colored like an Easter basket. All set along huge riverfronts or canals, with bridges and monuments as ornate as the palaces and cathedrals they separate and connect. Peter the Great and future tsars and tsaristas brought in famous engineers, architects and artists to design and create St. Petersburg on what was a swamp, where the Neva River ...
... shop, bought a couple of prints and a great book on St Petersburg.
I left the Hermitage footsore but very happy. I stopped off at the hostel for a bit before meeting Elena at Ligovsky Prospekt to go to a couch surfers get together she invited me to. We made our way to the bar "Afrika" where I met some very nice Russians, including one girl who I chatted with for ages because she is going to be doing her masters degree in Sydney soon and she wanted to talk to a ...
... housing delineated by colours, a cathedral on the hill and delightfully quaint shops. The only unfortunate thing was that we arrived just about at 5 pm and the shops were closing. Too bad because we would have been happy to contribute to the buoyancy of their economy, and with a number of empty shops, it appeared that they could have used the boost. And so home, very tired, all, so a quick take out dinner, a couple of glasses of wine, and to bed on our ...