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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
We drove for hours today and then experienced a fun time while Cliff enjoyed finally visiting a country that has captured his imagination since he was a boy. Our first stop was the The Peter and Paul Fortress. Yes it was still raining but undaunted we continued with the itinerary. It was a colourful fortification including a golden church, military buildings, and ...
... modern building, which is sometimes used for rock concerts. The Senate building is also within the grounds. We left the Kremlin and dashed back to get our packs before catching an early afternoon train to St Petersburg. We have found this city to be quite different to Moscow - not so hectic, and with many graceful older buildings.
Peter the Great created St Petersburg as his capital, ...
... of our party were out for the night and wanted to find a place where
they could dance, so after a drink we headed off for a livelier spot. After
walking for a fair bit we found an area that was known for its night
life...only problem being that the kind of night life you were after was not glaringly
obvious, even to those who were the locals in our small group. The first place
wouldn’t let us in, but the second would. And as soon as ...
... through room service as neither of us could be bothered going anywhere and we didn’t want to have to deal with any more people (and still neither of us was feeling particularly good). I must say the food was of a fairly good quality and was incredibly tasty. We didn’t need all that much as we knew Nelson would be round with the afternoon tea tray before long. I had a bath and did begin to feel better, thank goodness. We also got ...
... Then a tour of the Hermitage Museum. What a place! Amazing! Probably best to google it as my descriptions could never do it justice. Spent 3 hours there - and maybe saw 20% of it and that was speeding through! Our guide said you would need a lifetime to view it all properly! Personally, still can't recover from the fact that once upon a time, it was modern for women to shave the front of their heads to give themselves a huge forehead.
Back to our hotel for a ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed