Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel
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Very nice hotel. Elevator isnt worth the 20mins...Maybe why its only used for luggage hahaha
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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 …
... we moved outside to join the crowds waiting for the 11.00am ceremonial turning on of the fountains. This was set to music and was enchanting. Our tour guide, Olga, then took us to see the major fountains on the eastern side of the garden and some also on the remaining western side. Along the way we stopped to listen to musicians which added to the atmosphere.
Our return bus trip took us on a recently built ring road for which the bus driver had to pay a toll. The ...
... the fountains sprung to life, drawing the crowd in.
After the show, they remain on while we all dispersed to wander the grounds. Our local guide led us through to see some of the trick fountains and other attractions in the park. Musicians were set up in front of one fountain, where some tourists jumped in for photo ops, as if part of the group. It would also be a day full of wedding photos at Peterhof and in the heart of St Petersburg itself. The trick fountains were quite ...
... waited for the inspector. She was a young girl and after having a quick look into our car she asked for our papers, which we did not have. We tried to ask where we get papers and luckily for us she spoke a little bit of English and told us to park our car to the side and pointed us in the direction of the customs window. The lady there was very nice but did not speak a word of English and knew that we spoke no Russian so she started to fill out our form for ...
... 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 ...