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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 …
... John and I brave the elements and walk around the deck, its fresh but wakes us up and I hear the singing from the top room and am late for Russian lessons. Great fun and songs we have heard since we arrived in russia - easy to sing and thankfully the words are phonetically written. I have a challenge with Victoria our favourite guide which is we will join her Russian song but she must join our Maori one so I have just written phonetically the words ...
We were up early as we sailed into St Petersburg.
It took just under 2 hours to alight from the ship and go through customs.
St Petersburg only has 36 sunny days a year so we were very lucky to have a beautiful sunny day greeting us.
Soon after, we were driving through the city and heading towards Catherine's Palace in Pushkin.
Video Girl's first impression as she left the port was ...
... on Saturday morning, and the streets were deserted. Our bus driver sped (and I mean that literally) down wide streets, and before long, we arrived at Catherine's Palace.
We were met by a five-man brass band dressed in colorful uniforms.
"Where are they from?" they asked our guide. When she told them most of us were from America, they quickly launched into the opening stanzas of the Star Spangled Banner, and ...
... there are speed zones, but nothing is enforced by the police, who are everywhere mind you. It would be nothing to see cars doing in excess of 90 - 120 even in 50 zones. It is crazy stuff, but it seems to work. What is even crazier is the pedestrian crossings. You see the pedestrian has right of way here. At a crossing you simply start walking and the traffic stops. I watched as local russians would walk out in front of cars, doing ...