Grand Hotel Emerald
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... one of the best we've been to. Allegedly, they only get 35 good weather days here per annum, we've had three so far, so not bad ! The opulence of these buildings almost equals that of Paris and Versailles and, like France, I'm not surprised that the locals revolted as their poverty was also so contrasting.
Considering the damage inflicted by the nazis, the city has recovered well and, unlike Warsaw, they ...
... trams and paving in disrepair. The buildings are mainly high rise apartments of various types in the city area, with reclaiming land to make an under construction or unfinished port area. Petrol is about $1 per litre. The streets are generally clean with street sweepers and washed down. The traffic is not as intense being a weekend. We had a history lesson on Catherine, Peter I, II,III. Elizabeth, Anne, Paul, Alexi with wars, marriages, infidelity, children ...
... and ham. As soy milk is unknown I will be having weak black coffee for breakfast for the next few weeks. A very full day began at 09:30 when Yulia, a local guide, came and took Bata and me off for a cruise on the canals of the "Venice of the North". I was surprised to find I had a 20 seat boat to myself. So the skipper took the three of us around various canals of the city and then through a canal which runs between parts of the Hermitage out into the Neva ...
... the event host, was a musician traveling to Sweden in a few weeks to perform. I gave her my left over krona. Diana, was a beautiful university gradient looking for a job. A woman who had recently worked at magic mountain for 3 months*. Egor a dude from Belarus who tried to get me to hitchhike to Siberia following the Banyas all the way, or something like that. Either way it sounded sketchy. There were many others, all very welcoming and open to ...
... First impressions are that St Petersburg looks lovely so plenty of exploring to be had once I've got sorted and dropped my bag off. Definately seems to be getting colder the further I keep moving so its a hat and gloves day for the first time since I left the UK. A lot of the ruskies must have got off the boat and stayed in Tallinn last night as there was a noticable difference in the people on board last night with a lot of Japanese tottering around in groups with their usual ...