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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
It was a renewed excitement that met us today, as we looked forward to leaving the EU and crossing into Russia. We were up early and as agreed, met at 7am for a quick breakfast and coffee (Still yet to find a good coffee..... Anywhere) We were happy to find Duster, was alive and well, although another parking ticket has been added to the growing list and we soon headed eastward. We stopped and refuelled and grabbed some supplies, just in case ...
... Since we needed to either physically appear at the Russian Embassy in Ottawa or else use the services of a visa company, we had to use VisaHQ, who managed the application for us at a total cost of $165/each. We filled out a very long form online and sent in the invitation letter along with our passports. It took about three weeks to receive the passports with the visa sticker inside.
While investigating the process of obtaining the visa, we ...
... the past, bridges were removed in winter and people simply crossed the frozen waterways. With cars, and better permanent bridges, this isn't necessary any more. The buildings are amazing. First, the scope of each building. I have not seen as many enormous buildings in any other city (not talking skyscrapers, but rather breadth of buildings). Virtually every building is ornate and intricate in its adornment. Then there are the colours. Each building is a ...
... us, currently standing at number 6, go round to number 4) I got there and could drop off my bag. That's after I'd stood around for a while, ignored, as they were busy. Turns out they were on a deep clean and didn't want anyone back till 6. Right then, one day in St Petersburg, thought I was ready for bed but forced to be out for 6 hours. Get on with it then. I wandered, thinking belatedly that asking for a map, or checking it whilst on wifi would have been a ...
... superpowers, ever to have lost to Sweden in both hockey and war**. The officials call it Saint Petersburg, apperently the locals call it Leningrad. Let's just split the difference and call it Petrograd. Or, you know, Saint Leninburg.
*) The West Coast of Sweden recently was voted the seventh most beautiful place in the world by a travel magazine
**) Not at the same time, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking