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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Well the first major change in plans is heading to St. Petersburg from Tver and bypassing Veliky Novgorod. What looks like a strait shot between the two is not, and I would have had to wait two days in Tver for a train. Novgorod is only 4 hours from St. Petersburg, so I'll check it out on a long weekend from St. Petersburg.
Roughly 8 hours on a night train, my first in Russia, and I arrive in what I think is St. Petersburg, ...
... were unbelievable.
I found the same thing with the Louvre, I was more impressed with the building than the artwork inside. And with the Hermitage being the second biggest museum in the world (next to the Louvre), I should have expected all the artwork to be housed in a pretty impressive building. Everything was impressive inside, from the floors to the ceilings.
... empty vodka bottles on the ground. We made it safely through customs and onto the Princess Maria ship again where we made the most of cocktail hour. We ordered two drinks each, Erin had a Mojito and a Cosmopolitan and Kevin had a Long Island iced tea and a White Russian. We both agreed the White Russian was the most tasty concoction and decided we should have more of these once we are home, partly because of their deliciousness and partly because "the Dude" from the classic ...
... do no wrong. The fact that serfdom was a way of life until the early 19th century meant that labour was no problem, and of course, prisoners have long been used to build, with little regard as to whether they survived the day or not. We will sail in about an hour and tomorrow spend time in another smallish hamlet, Kizhi. So it's a quiet evening but there is a musical performance by 2 of the crew, if we're alert enough to ...
... is on Ligovsky Prospekt. It's a big hotel so should be straight forward. He wants to know the house nr. It's 61. He repeats 61. Am I sure. Yes. 61? Yes! And so it goes on until I arrive, surprisingly still in one piece. Sitting in the passenger seat, I've braked more than he has!
Set off for the Hermitage walking down Nevsky Prospekt - think Oxford Street - and after half an hour realise it's further than I thought as I'm still only half ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting