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TravelPod Member ReviewsHelvetia Hotel St. Petersburg
Excellent hotel. Staff were very helpful, friendly and spoke English. The room was large. The bed vet comfortable and there is a pillow menu. The hotel has a lovely plant filled courtyard, unfortunately often with smokers, and a cafe and pub attached.
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Day 1 St Petersburg. 5/6/15 We had a fair nights sleep, waking about 7.00 to wash and sort out the bags. Breakfast in the 7 Seas Restaurant was OK and the food was plentiful. The departure lobby was filled with passengers waiting to disembark. We became a bit concerned when we saw the shore crew pushing a single staircase up to the boat, it didn …
... bloody-clock in the morning!!! White nights, no one seems to be sleeping! Maybe it's because they only get 40 sunny days a year here and the sun doesn't set (well only for a few hours anyway). Peeking out my window I see in the distance an orthodox cross flying high. Perched on a gold dome it shimmers above the buildings in my foresight. Bol'shaya street below busy with the morning traffic and ominous looking Russians! I look at the interesting ...
... Ana -- not as easy as I thought...les see what happens. I have down loaded the words and music but we Kerrs are not known for our singing so luckily there are no other Kiwis on board. Roger and Prue have slept and played scrabble this afternoon with the main excitement for all being a massive lightening and thunder storm which hit the ship with a vengeance. Forked lightening every couple of minutes meant almost continuous thunder and the rain and ...
... for the ballet performance "Cinderella" at the Mariinsky theatre. I was especially excited because it was my first ballet I could watch but also because it was in Russia, a culturally spoilt country. As we already learnt in class, families take their kids to the ballet and they behaved very well. It was a beautiful performance and I am glad to have experienced it.
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The most important learning goal to me was to ...
... I imagine back in the day was purpose of exhibiting so much gold.
From Catherine's Palace we visited Peter and Pauls fortress which is the original citadel of the city. The sun may only have risen by half ten but by half three it was preparing to set again. The beautiful pinks and purples of the sunset contrasted so beautifully against the gold steeples of the St Peter and Paul Cathedral which made for some beautiful photos.
The cathedral itself houses the bodies ...