Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... of the self service restaurants that were about and filled up on Borcht soup.
We loved St Petersburg and can honestly say that we would go back, there is so much to see.
If you’re on a budget the food & drink can be a bit expensive but not extortionate for a city of this size, most of the time you will find someone who can speak English and some restaurants will offer English menus. If you decide to go to the Hermitage - take a ...
... her judgement. However, it was pleasing to hear she got back in one piece. I agree with her that in general that Russians do not appear to be that friendly & are unsmiling. But there have been exceptions to the rule.
I myself thought the scenery was absolutely stunning & will use a word I have picked up in respect of the buildings ...
... my opinion. I bought my first souvenir in Russia, and that was two stamps books. I inherited my father's hobby and philately is one of my favorite. Although the stamps were all sealed, they looked amazing to me. All of them were collected in an old and dirty collection book, feeling like historically kept. A great number of them only cost 500 Ruble. What a deal! To my surprise, the seller spoke English and we even shared experience of ...
... of the fortress to get a tan, now there are not. There are tons of Chinese tourists. We go to the church and she walks past all the lines to get us in first. But we do have to wait for a Chinese group to go in because they are counting and we will mess up their count but we get in before the other groups. It is crowded inside and of course restoration is being done so the icon wall at the front has a scaffold ...
Well, I thought Paris was a great place to watch people, but let me tell you the women in this city are fantastic. In fact, three were overwhelmed by my charm and wanted some pictures taken with me so that they could get their visas and come to America with me. Ok... truth is some women will do anything for a few rubles. But it does make the photo album look good...and me!!! LOL.
I also found a great cafe to cool my heels near the end of the long walk back. Let me tell you, it ...
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