5th Corner Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
We rolled into St Petersburg bright and early around 1115am - for those of you looking for a shorter train journey, there is an 8 hour overnight train from Moscow as well as an express train that takes 4-5 hours. Either of the latter options would've given us more time in this old and Imperialist city, but c'est la vie sometimes. Our hotel was located near the train station, which actually is on the main road Nvesky Prospeckt, otherwise known ...
... a car speeding through the busy traffic doing at least 80 kph. I don't recall seeing any speed limit signs. Irina's advice on crossing roads on pedestrian crossings, even when assisted by traffic lights, was always to look the driver in the eye before stepping out. My philosophy anyway, but interesting to hear it here. We got back to the ship around 1620 and headed up to the cafe for a late snack to see us through to dinner. It was awesome to see my father's birth place. There was ...
... of the city. Alexander Pushkin was born and went to school here, his lyceum is still standing and a there is a monument in his honor, both of which are visible on the walk to the town's main attraction, Catherine's Summer Palace. Begun by Empress Elizabeth in honor of father, Peter the Great, it was perfected by Catherine the Great. The Palace was designed by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, a French born Italian architect who worked in ...
... coolness of being the first: "The early bird gets the worm". In my opinion, Estonians were much closer to the verity, saying: "Kes ees - see mees!" which can be translated as "The real man is the one at the head".
Btw, don't forget about the hottest chick you were visited by 7 days ago! Have fun together.
P.S. - I was just talking about SUMMER 2013
P.P.S. - Erik! I'll miss you, little badass!
... as I will have about a week after returning home to pack up my life and relocate it to Far North Queensland. Plus Christmas is somewhere in that week as well! Tomorrow, the Hermitage! I will give my boots one last workout tomorrow (I have no choice but to wear them in Irkutsk and don't want to spend every second of my time in Siberia thinking about having my feet ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking