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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... money to Roubles at the train station.
Peter and I were sad when we arrived in the outskirts of St. Petersburg that meant it was time to gather our belongings ready to hop off this lovely train. Although we were sad to be leaving the Allegro we were very excited to be arriving in St. Petersburg. We hopped off the train and waited for Nan, Pop and Aunt Sal to retrieve their luggage then we all set off down the platform to arrange transport to the Boat station ...
... tour of St. Petersburg until 1.30pm, so we had the morning to pass on the ship, but it’s a pity the wind seemed to be spoiling what would have been lovely weather.
After a light lunch we assembled in the Neptune Lounge and got our tickets for the tour bus that would take us into the centre of the town to commence our 2½ hour walking tour. On ...
... of herbs. Rather too many for my taste - there is a carpet of chopped fennel on EVERYTHING!) at the Elva building and then Daniil took us around. Even for me, it was fairly interesting - I always love seeing how things are made - but of course the Engineers in the party were like dogs with three tails.
Finally back to the hotel through the traffic, all of us gloomy with the thought that we were going to get about 45 minutes in which to shower and be ...
... to play football and playgrounds for Nina. We go to the circus and it's very enjoyable. It's always a kids favorite. There are quite a few acrobatic acts and it seems like the Beijing olympic actors have found a new job. Very impressive! Anna and ioan go to the opera. Ioan enjoys it much more than anticipated but you can read that on his blog. The kids are getting used to their new routine and behave pretty well when visiting. They pay attention and show some interest but ...
... of the amazing buildings in the city that we see on a daily basis.
In our time after class we have gone exploring. There is so much to see, as is fitting for a city with so much history.
My favorite building is the Church of the Spilled Blood, built where Alexander II was mortally wounded, because of its color and grandeur. It must rank high on the list of fitting tributes to fallen leaders of empires, perhaps behind the pyramids but in front of the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed