City Hotel Comfitel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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We arrived in St. Petersburg early evening. Our time between now and Beijing has been planned out by a Transiberian Rail tour company (based in the UK). A driver was arranged to pick us up upon our arrival and he was right on time! He is an elderly gentleman with broken English, but did his best to describe the areas ...
Hey we arrived What a farce at the border, backwards and forwards, here there and everywhere, can't go through until you have a ticket, go back towards Tallinn and queue to get a ticket, go back to border, oh no we won't let you through because there is a marathon today and the road is closed. Round and round Narva until finally one kind police lady let us through. Unfortunately it didn't stop here, we had to jump through hoops and go through 5 barriers, fill in a myriad of forms, ...
... went back to the city center. I continued together with Mete and uncle Emin to look for interesting objects. After spending some time and buying some souvenirs we took our lunch at a place, let's call it snackbar, which were managed by Uyghur people, so also speaking a variation of Turkish. Time passes by enjoying our lunch and listening to the interesting stories of uncle Emin about the recent Russian history and people who suffered due to the revolution. It was time to go back ...
... that muppet out of the Monkeys ( do you remember the Monkeys... Same era) it made my night ... I've noticed that on nights when the bar is full there is never any Russian beer, hmmmm, maybe I have another theory brewing. A night cap in the hotel bar ended in the usual predictable scenario of being approached by the hotel 'lady of the night', now I can normally spot these ladies with a furtive ...
... ended with a choir singing from the back balcony, filling the church with the hymns. The women all wore scarves to cover their heads and many of the older ones looked exactly how you would expect an orthodox Russian grandmother to look. It was fascinating to observe and I'm glad we did it.
After the mass was done it was still pretty rainy, so we decided to spend a rainy day safely indoors experiencing the Hermitage Museum. ...