Grand Hotel Emerald
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
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... br> This place used to be called Leningrad. A million died in the siege. That means many of the buildings were damaged but they have been restored Here in the historic city centre things have been rebuilt like the original. Perhaps, outside the city there are poor people but wealth is very apparent with new, shiny cars and smartly dressed being the norm. We have yet to see a beggar even outside the churches. There are two pole-dancing clubs nearby... ...
... a clue what they were singing about and hoping no one would get busted by the KGB. You were allowed to buy jeans, the total symbol for western deprivation, but if you were caught selling them or wore them at an official function, it would be off to the Gulag for you. Tough times, indeed.
He took us around some back alleyways, a bit like a Night Cat Tour, and showed us some hipster bars and markets where the ...
... way to be ending what was an amazing holiday.
The following morning after an extended breakfast to kill time it was time for me to head back to the UK.
I had a long wait before my flight and had plenty of time to reflect on my previous five days in Russia. I hadn't had many expectations of the country but was still surprised by the grandeur and size of everything. I am thankful it was nowhere near as cold as I had anticipated and what I did learn is that vodka acts as ...
When we got there we decided to try and find the markets; this was closed because it was too cold, and wet, and icy, and cold. So we wandered around, took some photos, and decided to try and find the sauna! We drove off, parked the car at the entrance of the place, and wandered through the muddy forrest road towards the biggest smoke sauna in the world. Only to find that it had been booked out for the day, and the sauna was actually only in use on Tuesday and Thursday ...
Why are mullets still popular in Russia? What is the deal with covering everything in dill? And why is everyone rollerblading? Just some of the questions that we have asked each other since arriving in St. Petersburg. Tom almost didn't make it through passport control, but that's not surprising as in his passport photo he looks like a scouse gang member. Everything here is MASSIVE! See attached photos..... Today we did some culture at the hermitage, which ...