Hotel Silver Age
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... we hear of the extremely wealthy Russian oligarchs, but there you go, that seems to be the fate of all countries that are emerging from Communism.
The tour is a walk through some of the most picturesque spots of St. Petersburg and ends up at the Church on the Spilled Blood that certainly is one of the most iconic sites in the city. Part of the tour takes us to the obligatory souvenir shop that is just overpriced junk, but does allow us to visit a relatively clean WC and sample ...
... the outside chairs and tables around. A couple we saw smashed into the rails and a couple more simply flew overboard to bob along behind the boat. Water came in the top of our windows and ran under the doors on each level and out again across the boat. Fun. Beer and Maitais in the bar sorted it and conversation with the aussies who are all well travelled. A pirate dinner tonight...we are not strong on the dress up theme so it will be interesting. ...
... stop there.
They then drove along Nevsky Prospect, the main thoroughfare of St Petersburg past the Kazan Cathedral.
After that they were dropped at the recommended tourist gift shop. This was the only chance they would have to buy anything from Russia.
Video Girl purchased a little gift for herself, a second choice gift, as her original choice of an amber photo frame was considered slightly more than ...
... time, that visitors were afraid to walk on it for fear of falling.
Our next stop was a restaurant, where waiters in colorful Cossack uniforms served vodka and Champagne, followed by the traditional borscht beet soup.
Since my doctor's recommended that my heart would benefit from not being inundated by alcohol, I reluctantly passed my glasses over to Alan.
And Joyce, who hasn't been imbibing for ...
... there, we went to a restaurant for Russian tea and small snacks.
Our second tour was an evening cruise down the Neva River, the main river in St. Petersburg. The city is very odd. It has some of the most beautiful buildings you’ll see, next door to run-down areas. It feels like after 50 years, it’ll either be completely gentrified, or impossibly ruined. However, for now, onion-domed buildings, gold-plated spires and MANY palaces line the streets.