5th Corner Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking
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Waking up on the train is pretty normal now. Everyone sleeps through the door being opened and lights at the stations. Our train arrives at 9am. Check in to the Hostel- Red Room. And we register our passports $200R. We dump out stuff and head out for breakfast. First stop is Catherine the Great statue. St Petersburg is amazing and everyone keeps telling me it looks like Venice. We wonder the street and ...
... a golden angel and it is believed that as long as that angel sits on top of the cathedral that the city will be protected and can never be captured. This was reinforced by the fact that even though the Nazi’s surrounded the city they never actually made it into St. Petersburg to conquer it. One time in the late 1800’s the angel did in fact fall off of the cathedral and a young peasant took it upon himself to climb to the top using only a ...
... thick (but hollow) on the River Neva. Inside the walls was a magnificent church. Next on the list was St Isaac's Cathedral (1818-1858), which is the largest church in Russia, and similarly "grand" to the palace. From there we headed to the Hermitage Museum (positive thing was I managed to have five minutes free WiFi). It was hot and packed with tourists. At every turn (as it had been in the palace, and everywhere else) there was a stern woman ...
... everyone yelling out their point of view that was based on what they saw on TV, heard on the radio or from their dear friend from Ukraine. It got to the point of " no one really knows what's happening and anything can be made up, even on TV ( I saw a video on Maidan during the beginnings of this Ukrainian mess, where Ukrainians came by requesting journalist turn off their cameras. Then proceeding to film a riot to broadcast on TV, and leaving 15 mins later, Maidan empty. ...
... eat food. It was a great breakfast though! We started our day with a bus tour with our group. It is pretty cool driving through Saint Petersburg - the city is s grand and romantic. Everywhere you look there are opulent looking buildings and we saw quite a few on our travels. We first drove to Saint Isaac's cathedral which was a beautiful huge cathedral in the middle of the city. It overlooked a square (Isaac's square) and in the square is a giant bronze statue of the ...