Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Tatiana gave us a crash course on how to use the Metro system. With tokens in hand, we visited a few of the "Palaces for the People".
Mayakovskaya - green line - 1967 - mosaics
Ploshchad Vosstaniya - red line - 1955
Avtovo - red line - 1955 - glass
Narvskaya - red line - 1955
Vladimirskaya - red line - 1955
... President ushers in the New Year and more importantly see who the president is??? Now start drinking and engage in the revelry because it New Years and your there to party! You hear it here, no matter what do not miss this place, even if your sick and dying, you need to die here."If anyone is planning a trip to St. Petersburg, let us know and we will forward you this insightful and entertaining email.
We went to Scotty's ...
... Occitani toiletries - very swish! Further impressions from our walk and the drive to the boat: I guess they can't build too high, being on very low lying land, and of course High rises weren't the thing when most of their impressive buildings were erected in the past. So they apparently made up for that in length. Building after building is 2 to 3 blocks long. I'm sure that working in some of them would result in automatic ...
... accepted as it sounded
better than lugging our cases on and off public transport and not knowing where
we were supposed to go, no English sub titles available as there are elsewhere
in other countries.
Our taxi driver took us to the address that we had been given and after much discussion
with the locals, he discovered that we were on the wrong side of the river ...
It's very exciting for us that we were able to visit anywhere in Russia on this trip. We had pretty much given up on that idea when we found out that just to enter the country you have to apply and receive a visa, the total cost for the application around $150 each, and you may or may not be approved, although hotel reservations are required prior to applying. Our cruise stopped in St. Petersburg for two days. Since we did not have a tourist visa, the ...