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DAY 1 Right, so after our charming stop-off in Riga we land in St Petersburg (we made the trip in a cool little plane with propellers! Propellers I tells ya!), customs passes with no problems, and we head outside to encounter our first problem: How on earth do we get to the city centre?? This might not be so much of an issue if we spoke Russian, or …
... we felt the need for something other than "authentic local food". So, a few minutes walk, we struck luck with a lovely Italian café / restaurant that, unbelievably, ticked all our boxes - non-smoking area, English menu, nice wine (!), good service, food that was still hot when it came to the table, and all of us being served at the same time - heaven! Spaghetti carbonara has never tasted so good.
Day 2 had one objective - the Hermitage Museum. How anyone ...
... an officer in the Russian Navy you have to go to a naval high school, naval college, naval post graduate college, and THEN you commission. Grand total it takes about 10 years of school for a 5 year commitment with lower pay than enlisted Russian sailors-Oive! Ironically, one of the ships docked in Saint Petersburg is responsible for starting the Communist October Revolution of 1917 that originated with the Imperial Russian Navy.
I pitied my fellow non-Navy ...
... or after that $2 but some bloke got chatting to me and got off at the mid point so I took the us further (but to where the manage place was) so I didn't get talked to. He seemed pertly harm,less - telling me how he arrived in St Petersburg a month a go and now had a job, plus he literally ran miles after a man who'd left his phone on the bus (well maybe not miles but the man was on a ...
24.5.2013 Sankt Petersburg (RUS) Km: 66265 Hang over / Absturz
The Customs to Russia actually ran smoothly. But I still have more than 3 ¼ hours needed. Main problem: I didn't have a ticket to queue in the Estonian departure queue! Was my fault, because I should have known that. Then again to the other end of town for register the vehicle (1.30Euro) and then through the clearing (1 euro) so I can go to the other end of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking