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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... of both father and son are chilling and so accurately reflect the personalities of each of them. Peter's is strong and determined but he shows his disappointment in Alexei, who is downcast and weak-looking and can't look his father in the face.
After taking in the museum's gallery of Russian Orthodox icons and buying a print in the museum shop, it was about 1pm so I grabbed some pastries from the cafe and ate them while walking to ...
... morning we headed out for our first full day of our 3 day tour. After a hearty breakfast (where we the only non-Asians in the dining room), we head out to learn about Peter the Great’s rise from military leader to setting the course for a Romanov dynasty that lasted another 200 years. Over the course of the next 3 days we crisscross the city and hop over many bridges to tour the sites inside the city – Peter the Great’s original log cabin, the ...
... other in. The traffic was terrible because the main bridge connecting one part of St Petersburg to the other is under repair. They noticed a crack in it and thought they had better fix it! Due to this, none of the bridges are working as per their normal routine. Every night in the early hours of the morning (according to a timetable) all the bridges along the river are raised to allow large ships to get through. They stay raised ...
... a famous street that has all the main shopping but is a manic traffic laden road which we keep having to cross, fortunately there are lots of pedestrian crossing but we still can't work out why vehicles still come across on red lights!! So the walking tour progressed, one amazing site after another. What we did notice is the industry servicing the snow removal! Yes they move the snow out of the city by lorry or have some sort of ...
... We had one young Russian who thought he was Lady Gaga, he whipped off his top and proceeded to dance on one of the podiums for the night, he had however abandoned his extremely drunk friend who was holding onto the bars surrounding the dance floor like his life depended on it and then for no apparent reason he dropped his trousers and pants and fell over, his friend just carried on his dance routine and some other poor soul picked him up and propped him at the ...
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