Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... Churches in the past were used as military barracks, sports arenas, etc. They are slowly being converted back to churches for worship. There are many Russia Orthadox Churches.
Our tour today includes Catherine's Palace (Amber Room) and grounds , and a bus drive by of St ...
... a large American LBO firm, bought Imperial Porcelain in the early 2000's thinking they could work some private equity magic on the company....wrong. They gave up after only a year and a half, succumbing to the communist-nostalgic company culture of laziness with little to nothing to show for their attempts at making the company more efficient, and the Russian's deeply offended that someone let "Imperial Porcelain" a syllogism of Russian pride, be tastelessly bought by ...
Today is the day we visit the Peterhof Palace- the summer residence of the Romanov's that was built by Peter the Great to impress visitors and to commemorate the victory of the Russians over the Swedish to get the land that the city of Saint Petersburg was built on. It was inspired by the Palace at Versailles and is known for it's fountains and gardens. But first we needed to get there.
Through their hotel, Coline and Cecile booked a private tour of Peterhof for the 4 of ...
... the Great, Catherine I, Elizabeth, Anne, Peter III, and Catherine the Great among others and the crypt for Nicholas and Alexandra and three of their four daughters.
A five-star day was followed by a five-star evening, the ballet Don Quixote performed by the Kirov at the Mariensky Theater. The sets were spectacular, the costumes gorgeous, the acoustics perfect and the dancers flawless. It was magical-as wonderful as anything I have ever ...
15 June 2013
The conductor opened the door at 6am and asked if I wanted coffee. Yes sure I said, and within minutes I was holding a large glass of strong brew. He even called me by my name; perhaps having a tourist on board was a bit of a novelty. At arrival my driver was waiting for me at the train door, again holding up a sign with my name. He insisted that he wanted to wheel my backpack so, go ahead Boris make my day.
Another General ...
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