Courtyard St Petersburg Vasilievsky
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... in the hermitage café. It has set a new benchmark for the trip - now whenever something is expensive, we say "well at least it's not as expensive as ice cream". As a traveller you are ripe for scams, but we are pretty wise to them now.
We saw the original site of St Petersburg at the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the natural history museum. The natural history museum had a huge collection of preserved animals including a woolly mammoth, ...
... his hand I got a big smile and a chuckle and he waited for Steve to come along and shake his hand. Hmmmm, maybe not the best start???
We did get some interesting viewings on the way to the hotel. As most of you are accustomed to, when you stop at lights you have the window washers come down trying to sell you a window wash. Well not in St Petersburg, they have phone sex magazines coming toward you for sale. That woke Steve up!!
... river to the Battle Cruiser Aurora via the Field of Mars.
The Field of Mars started out as a park in the early days of St Petersburg and has served many different purposes. Some of the areas uses were: A meadow, a walking park, a military training ground and the burial place of citizens who were victims of the 1917 Revolution. In 1805 the park was named the Field of Mars after the Roman God of War. This was temporarily changed in the early ...
... claim it is the deepest subway in the world because most of St. Petersburg is built on marshes and islands. It’s possible and certainly one of the deepest but Pyongyang also claims to have the deepest subway as does Kiev. I have been on both of those and know they are also deep plus plus Dasha didn’t take us to the deepest one but just the closest one to the hotel. It did have some nice murals and we were allowed to take photos which ...
... beast. It's at least 70 metres down and all accessed in one long single escalator. A bit old and rattly it certainly goes fast and moves thousands of people. After passing underneath the River Neva twice and admiring the baroque interiors during line hops of some of the oldest stations - constructed in the 1950s - we emerged on the surface at Gorkovskaya Metro from what can only be described as a giant flying saucer shaped building. At ...
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