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- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- TV Channel One Russia
- Russian TV Channels Available
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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... the Russian Museum which is housed in the palace that belonged to Michael, Tsar Paul’s youngest son. After Michael and his wife died in the 1800s, the Tsar at that time decided to turn it into a museum and after refurbishing it, moved all the Russian art (paintings and statutes) from the Hermitage. We were able to visit all of the rooms chronologically with Maria explaining the important pieces and how the development ...
... Church on the Spilled Blood was last on the list (built atop the sight of an assassination attempt on the ruler of the time, hence the name); its colours and design were actually more impressive than St Basil's in Red Square in both of our opinions. We didn't go inside, but wandered around the outside which was adorned with plaques commemorating some of the legal and diplomatic achievements of Russia's rulers in the 19th century (we assume they were signed or concluded at the ...
... mostly from starvation.
Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the city was voted by the citizens to once again resume the name of St Petersburg.
Today, the thriving city is home to some five million people. It is a major port on the Baltic sea and is generally recognised as Russia' most westernised and most beautiful city.
EXPLORING DOWNTOWN ST PETERSBURG - OUR PROBLEMATIC PHONE
In the howling wind and rain ...
... I spent some time back at the hostel sewing some patches onto my bag that I’ve picked up along the way. I still have four patches to put on, but I’m started to find it difficult to fit them on somewhere. I’ll figure something out. And I’m happy that tomorrow my knees will get a pretty good rest while I sit on the bus to Tallinn, Estonia. It should be about seven hours. Perfect time to ...
... me consisted of pumpkin soup and carbonara in one of these restaurants. We did a small Secret Santa and despite my heart aching for my family on such a special day I had fun. I laughed, I ate and after our meal we spent our night in a Russian Karaoke Bar so drank vodka and was very quickly merry. It may not have been a family Christmas complete with the good silver and ham but it certainly beat defrosting the freezer on my own and I was and am very thankful for the amazing bunch of ...