Hotel Mir

Ulitsa Gastello, 17, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, 196135, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Finally...the Hermitage

A travel blog entry by rachenry on Aug 01, 2014

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... nor particularly acute at appreciating, art and artists throughout history, it was an incredibly emotional and profoundly touching experience to be able to see, from just inches away, original works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Degas, Cezanne and any of dozens of masters who’s works I had never seen other than in textbook pictures. It was like the feeling I got a few years back, standing in the forum of Rome knowing that Julius Caesar ...

Peter and Pancakes

A travel blog entry by madanaki on Apr 27, 2014

3 comments, 12 photos

... English had us thinking he was a foreigner to Russia, but not so - a true born Russian through and through.  As we all know, Steve, by his own admission is the 3rd best tour guide in Sydney and Peter was as good Steve, in fact, better.  Mandy did qualify this by pointing out that Steve is funnier, but Peter had far more cultural information and appreciation, but then he lives in a city that has culture by the bucketload. He told us some great stories about the Soviet ...

Mullets, Monets and a copious amount of dill

A travel blog entry by masedawg on Sep 10, 2013

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Why are mullets still popular in Russia? What is the deal with covering everything in dill? And why is everyone rollerblading? Just some of the questions that we have asked each other since arriving in St. Petersburg. Tom almost didn't make it through passport control, but that's not surprising as in his passport photo he looks like a scouse gang member. Everything here is MASSIVE! See attached photos..... Today we did some culture at the hermitage, which ...

Tour of the city and some history

A travel blog entry by kkelly432 on Sep 03, 2013

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... is magnificent and of course the ballet is world renown, so I am sorry to miss it. Pat and Syd will have to give us their best account of the evening's entertainment. But, St. Petersburg - Venice of the North, although we felt it was more similar to Amsterdam. There are 62 rivers and canals around the city, the Neva being largest. Within these waterways, there are 42 Islands and I've forgotten how many bridges, mostly drawbridges, and each one unique in ...

2nd big day out in St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by hethncol on Jun 20, 2013

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... was had in l'Orangerie of the palace washed down with more champagne and vodka before walking through the gardens (following the No. 12 paddle!!) back to the bus.
The next stop was to be highlight of our tour - the Hermitage Museum. What a disappointment - not for what it contained but for the limited time we had here, the hundreds and hundreds of people inside and the controlled nature of the tour. You ...


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