5th Corner Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking
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Had a nice cheeky lie in the morning. Then we headed off for the St Petersburg free walking tour, we had a brilliant guide. She had the best English despite never visiting an English speaking country. The tour was great and we found out a lot more about the history of the city. In 2 hours we saw the Winter palace, St Isaac's Cathedral, The Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood etc ...
... photographing the ceiling frescos.
Every room had security ladies who kept a very stern eye on you and you were only in each room for 3 minutes before you were ushered into the next room.
The ladies kept that crowd moving along and did not crack a smile or make eye contact with you.
Photos were not allowed inside the Palace.
Then walked outside and stood on the upper promenade over looking the ...
... power in 1855 in the wake of Russia’s disastrous defeat in the Crimean war against Britain, France and Turkey, Alexander II had initiated a number of reforms. In 1861 he freed the Russian serfs and undertook a rigorous program of military, judicial and urban reforms, never before attempted in Russia. However, during the second half of his reign Alexander II grew wary of the dangers of his system of reforms, having only barely survived a series of ...
... was nothing exciting – salad, soup (Russians eat soup every day), chicken and rice. After lunch, we continued to drive around several sites in town. The highlight was the Church of Spilled Blood, which looks just like you’d imagine in Russia – with those big colorful domes. All in all, Russia was not my favorite. It just seemed dirty, with beautiful spots of gold-plated domes and magnificent ...
... was the communication system. The tour guides went through the bus handing out head phones which looped over the outside of your ear and didn't actually go in your ear. These plugged into a "receiver" which we wore around our necks. We were then able to hear the guide when she spoke, so even if I wandered off a bit (as I always seem to do), I still knew what was going on, and when it really was time to get a move on.