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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
The short overnight train journey meant we pitched up in St Petersburg at 6.45 am, after a rude awakening from the train attendant an hour earlier ("we still have another 20 minutes!!!"). We headed to our hotel, which was a bit of a strange, but apparently typically Russian, set-up - each floor of the hotel was a distinct entity, with it's own reception - so, it was no surprise that we were on the FIFTH floor, and were in just the frame of mind to carry our luggage up ...
... of thousands of serfs, Peter created a beautiful Victorian city that became the crown jewel of Russia. Unlike Moscow steeped in Slavic tradition and ancient Russian culture, Saint Petersburg resembles any European city built during the Victorian era. Almost every single building is required by law to be painted lemonade, teal, or light blue in Saint Petersburg. Along the banks of the Neva River one can see numerous palaces belonging to former Russian aristocracy and new hotels that ...
... was really impressive for the first say hour & a half but after 2 & a half, I had a lil nap & nearly fell from our cheap seats in the gods. Then after 4 hours, we were finally out. The theatre itself was amazing and like I say the ballet and skill was really impressive, it just dragged. But I can honestly say I've never seen someone stand on their tip toes for so long before. After, we split up, as getting all 15 in one restaurant is more than a ...
... fans of G&S (closet or otherwise), you may recognise the name and think that it was the original or copy of Iolanthe. No, nothing to do with each other and both have very different story lines. Like most things writer by Piotr Illyich (Tchaikovsky), the music was beautiful and some of the performers were amazing. The performance was in the Conservatoire theatre (it was a Matinee performance at 7:30 at night). I must admit some ...
... kinds of quiche with sausages and vegitables
Multiple kinds of sausage, although we did not see any bacon
Pickled Herring (every where, every meal)
Fruit & pastries with sweeten condensed milk
Lunch always had a variety of sausage
Beef Stroganoff (or other meat with gravy)
More fish ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking