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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... works in particular. It does need to install a toilet or two - I mean 1 million pieces of art, 20 gift shops (yes, twenty!!!) and only one toilet - bit of a shame having to leave after seeing 70%25 of the place because my bladder was about to explode. One other interesting place is the church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood. Amazing architecture and murals (see my pics). Oh yes, "The Field of Mars" - one of the ...
... some of the local churches. The city is brimming with dedications to previous leaders – statues and wall plaques, arches and statues and public parks and green areas everywhere. The one thing that I didn’t really know was that SPB was comprised of several islands of which contained canals and bridges galore. Our tour leader Luba (meaning Love) was good – her English was exceptional complete with a hint of an English accent – ...
... about mid day, where there was room for 2 of these river boats (they all look pretty much the same size, holding around 200 passengers and 100 crew members) as well as a smaller boat. Early on the voyage, we were rising in the locks, but for the past day or so, we've been descending. It must change with the river or waterway. The boat is tied to a kind of elevator on one side of the lock, and the stabilizers also help to keep it ...
... taxi. It was only about 1.5km to our hotel however we didn't know what to expect from Russia or how safe our neighbourhood was, especially with all of our cases. So we chose the safe option of taxi to the front door. $40 later (or 1200 Russian ruble) we were at our hotel door. Like Istanbul we had once again been 'taken for a ride' literally and metaphorically, however we had very little recourse. Luckily Erin had no idea how much we had actually spent on such a short taxi ride ...
... lost everyone & decided to walk home ALONE. I idiotically got myself lost from the group- and lost in a strange Russian city.
Usually when i go out while traveling, with or without Brent- day or night, I have a map or at least the business card of where I’m staying so I can always get home- no matter the language barrier. This time, alone... I had none of that. Again, I know... IDIOT.
Things could’ve taken a drastic turn for the worst, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking