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... from the
toilet, which was much more like a throne - once in your minute cubicle, you
had to climb up an app. 40cm platform and there your toilet awaits, I don’t
know how anyone who had a few drinks in them would be able to
climb up to the platform,
turn themselves around without stumbling into the toilet and
get themselves off that toilet
..but back to the story...as soon as I came out of ...
... Although learning about the history of the Cathedral was fascinating, we were much more impressed by the beauty of the actual building. From the outside, it's painted a beautiful turquoise with white and gold accents that stand out brightly against the white snow. It has traditional Russian onion-domes as well as a graceful bell tower, and it really took our breath away to see it. Inside the Cathedral ...
We waited for a sunny day for a trip to Peterhof, having read it really needed good weather to do it justice. After Rosie finally managed to part company with her bed we embarked on our first excursion beyond the city centre. Although it was the pricier option we indulged ourselves with a trip on the Hydrofoil.
When we arrived the beautiful sunshine from St Petersburg had deserted us and it was quite overcast. Fortunately the weather soon remedied itself and the ...
... genius as he started this city from scratch on boggy ground.
From 1713 through 1728 and from 1732 it was the capital of the country until 1918 when the central government bodies moved from Petrograd to Moscow in fear of a German invasion. It is Russia's second largest city after Moscow with 4.6 million inhabitants. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural centre, and ...
... Russian History and Politics and Lenin's offices from where he conducted the revolution. Back to the Winter Palace to take photos of Dvortsovaya Square and a quick dash to the world famous Mariisnsky Ballet Theatre to watch the ballet The Legend of Love by Alex Melikov. The venue was as inspiring as the performance, it was beautiful.
A quick dash back up Nevsky Prospect to the station and the overnight train back to Moscow. That was 2 ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed