History Hotel On Griboedova Channel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Pets allowed
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Much smoother start to our day! Met our lovely tour guide Maria and went about 1 hour outside of the city to Peterhof, the palace that Peter the Great built in the early 1700's to resemble Versaille. He was good friends with Louis 14th and wanted a more over the top palace and gardens! and he succeeded! On the way there we passed Putin's "country house". Lots of Russians have "Dachi" which are summer cottages where they live during the summer and grow fruits and ...
Struck by the clouds of cruel fate
My crown of Summer bloom is sere
Alone and sad, I watch and wait
And wonder if the end is near.
- Alexander Pushkin
Alexander Pushkin is one of, if not the most, celebrated poet Russia has ever produced. His wife Natalya was the object of the desires of D'Anthès, a French military officer in Russia to make his fortune. Soon after ...
... just failure (ie one of us ½missing from the shot).
The trip round the metro was our first real venture into St Petersburg on our own, and thoroughly enjoyable it was. We didn’t feel threatened or lost at any time, and enjoyed the freedom of going it alone.
The was our free day before traveling to Novgorod. We decided to do the Lonely Planet walking tour, to see all the things that the bus trip on the first day had either driven past, or just ...
... street. It took us about 3 hours to get back to our hotel. The street is long but not 3 hours walking time. We stopped of at places along the way. We found a store that sells all kinds of delicacies and was known back in its owners time for the exotic food it sold and its fancy interiors. We stopped there for a hot chocolate and macaroon. We have found out since then that if you ask for a hot chocolate its a drink ...
... Raphael’s, the Rembrandt’s or just the rooms themselves. Have a look at the pictures and you’ll see what we mean. If you are planning on going then book your ticket online it means you don’t have to join the MASSIVE queue at the entrance and you can walk right in. Oh and also - don’t stare too closely at the paintings, there are motion sensor alarms that go off when you get too close. Mike didn’t realise that the alarm noise was due to him ...