Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... Russian Premiere League. Something that is also interesting about Zenit....it is owned by Gazprom...which is owned by the Russian Government. Can you imagine what would happen if Obama used the post office to buy the New England patriots? Because thats basically what happened in Russia with hardly any public complaining. Gazprom and its group of Gazprom related companies (gazprombank, etc.) take up almost all the marketing in the stadium and on the tickets, something that ...
After finishing touring the Palace, we went back down into the gardens to tour them. The gardens were a main source of diversion for the couriers and the royal family, so there are several amusing features to the gardens. One is the trick fountains- fountains that didn't appear to be fountains and would start once someone was walking through them, getting them soaked. Peter himself would often control these trick fountains, soaking members of the court as they walked ...
This was our first day where we were close to timezone adjusted. There were zero naps!
I did a walk in the early morning to take care of some adminstrivia on our visa registration.
We started out with a bus tour of the city, getting off at key places for a few minutes at a time. We saw the St Isaasc's Cathedral, the Nicholas I statue, the Church of our Saviour on Spilled Blood, the Naval Academy, and the ...
... until we reached the palace about an hour later, but she was very knowledgeable and informative with reasonable English – “yes”. The extra money paid to go on a tour quickly became a great investment as she whisked us past the crowds, through the palace gates, along the front facade, into the entrance door, via the cloakroom, ticket booth and into the entrance line. She made it seem easy all the ...
... getting anything as we were told Moscow was much better (and cheaper).
Next on the agenda was the Church and fortress of St Peter and Paul. I had just read a book called the man from St Petersburg which had a man who was held here and tortured, so I was a bit interested in seeing this. We had a guided tour by Svetlana around the church which was a bit hard to hear due to the noise in the church and the size of our group (and she spoke very ...
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