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 …
... ornate. The walls were aquamarine and trimmed with white columns and window traceries gilded with gold leaf. The style of architecture was Baroque but the inside was very Rococo. The highlight of the palace was the Jordan Staircase in the Grand Hall just inside. The white marble staircase was very grand and had a red carpet on it. The steps were not very high as to make it as easy as possible for ladies in their heels and long trains. Gold leaf and mirrors were everywhere. High ...
In our final day in St. Petersburg, we had a well-deserved sleep and then went to the Summer Place. Some of the students explored the palace, whereas others explored the grounds and the fountains. Several people even tried the waters of the Baltic Sea.
We then explored the city. Some explored the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Others went to jail (voluntarily) and some shopped. Ms. Pickard and ...
... back up my photos as my plan to upload them to the web had fallen through (it would take days to do one card). But I was unsuccessful. I then tried to get into the national library of Russia but couldn't as I was a foreigner (as I discovered later non-Russians need to show their passport, visa, proof of where they are staying and proof that they are a researcher at a university). Again I was unsuccessful. But it was the day for it!
By now it was 6pm so ...
... br> Now, I know my readers. "That's very nice," you say. "Art, churches. . .but what did you EAT?!"
Well we had two pub meals and an upscale seafood dinner. The cheapest meal was the most satisfying--German style pork, potatoes, and sauerkraut with pub-brewed dark beer. The seafood dinner was. . .well. . .an adventure. It was far and away the most expensive dinner yet in this very expensive country. The place was ...