Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel
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Travel Times 42 - 14 July 2014
St. Petersburg, Russia
Getting to Russia
On 28 February 2014, I sent my first e-mail to the Russian Consulate in San Francisco. In it, I stated we planned to visit Russia during our trip to Eastern Europe and requested information about securing a visa.
Prior to this, I went online and …
... is where we join our boat the Lev Tolstoy for our Russian river cruise.
Outside the station were lots of taxi drivers waiting for people to arrive on the trains. Nan, Pop and Aunt Sal seemed a little confused as to which taxi to choose but eventually chose a man with a taxi van that looked big enough to take all of us plus the luggage. The taxi van looked very old and Peter and I were secretly thinking that perhaps they had not made a wise choice however ...
... who had lost their lives in the 900 day siege of St. Petersburg during WW2.
There is so much to see in St. Petersburg; a day or two spent there doesn’t really do it any justice. The architecture, buildings and churches are so interesting, and of course one of the most famous and iconic sights is the magnificent Church of the Spilled Blood with ...
... slowly to lift, followed a few minutes later by an arch on the other bridge. A massive flotilla of small craft came racing through, followed by the larger vessels, one at a time, very stately. Unfortunately they were all dark so one couldn't see much detail on the ships, except where they blocked out the light of the illuminated facades behind them. One of the largest ships was carrying something that must have been the upright of a big wind turbine or ...
... it is possible the shape is meant to resemble a candle; clusters of three domes symbolize the Holy Trinity, five domes together symbolize Jesus and the Four Evangelists, and a single dome symbolizes Jesus; the bright colors of the domes symbolize different religious elements.
My favorite monument is the statue of Peter the Great which was put up by Catherine the Great. Peter is sitting on a bear-skin on his rearing horse (the horse is either rearing or jumping into ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCourtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel St. Petersburg
Very nice hotel. Elevator isnt worth the 20mins...Maybe why its only used for luggage hahaha
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