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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... local hospitality for lunch & also tried the vodka. After looking at the palaces it is no wonder there was a revolution with the amount of opulence & money that was spent on these places. Very beautiful. The guide informed us that this was a typical day in St Petersberg cold & wet. Apparently they only get 30 days of sunlight a year & this wasn't one of them. The sun raises at 5am ...
... structure was built on a swamp and still stands today because of the initial architects ingenuity of using wooden pegs underneath is pretty fascinating. After St. Issac's it was time to head back to our hotel via the subway. The subway. Imagine the deepest subway you have ever been in, and then multiply its depth by about 20 or 30 and that is how deep these subway stations are. To give you an idea, the escalator ride down takes over two minutes. Once you are ...
... main chandelier is the twin of the chandelier that hung in the Berlin synagogue that was destroyed by the Nazis on Kristallnacht. As the Germans never got inside the city, there was no 'holocaust' in Leningrad.
Tsarskoye selo (tsars' village), the summer playground of the tsars is 25 kilometers from St. Petersburg, in the town now known as Pushkin, one of the 19 administrative districts of the city. Alexander Pushkin was born and ...
... English by trying to copy Joe's license. The young customs girl came and took the form from her and led us to our car so she could translate while we filled in the forms. She was brilliant! Even when she didn't know a word she could describe it so we understood. Once filled in we took them back to the window where we further confused the other lady by being Australian with a UK registered car. Luckily another lady sitting beside her was able to help out ...
... waiting for us outside - we were early so we were happy about that !
The Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas
Once we had picked up our English companions for the day, we headed off to our first stop - the Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas … a lovely pale blue and white church on the outside but inside, a medium to deep coloured green paint on the walls with plenty of gold coloured decoration and numerous images ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility