Hotel Tchekhov

ulitsa chekhova 4, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, Russian Federation | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

Russia at last

A travel blog entry by tricruiser

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... We spent a couple of hours here. We were given NO time in the gift shops. And we had to repeat the nightmare of retrieving our coats. Back in the van to head to the Russian orthodox St Isaacs cathedral. The gold dome can be seen from all over the city. It is not used too often. The soviets here discouraged religion. Gold, paintings, carvings, icons are just everywhere you look. Inside the domes are progressively smaller domes with paintings. There are no pews or ...

Cathedrals and Galleries

A travel blog entry by almightyg73

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... Da Vinci and his amazing inventions which looked really good and an exhibition of miniature art work, tiny insects put into poses with various miniature crafted objects such as playing a violin, or all dressed up in tiny insect suits!!!! But not surprisingly all these side shows were not included in my entrance price and would have cost a fortune to get round them all individually.

From the fortress I headed back over the river to the Hermitage ...

Schnitzels, wiener, chicken kievs... and vodka.

A travel blog entry by avv78

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... from the 38 degrees Zagreb put on for us). Before we knew it we were on a train for Vienna.... Being shacked up in a cabin with 4 others meant we quickly made hay for the dining cart and began our assault on a few Otterkringer lagers... Hello Vienna!!! The temperature was back up in Austria but that didn't stop us heading straight for the wiener stand and it didn't disappoint (making a wiener joke now would be too predictable wouldn't it?). After ...

April 2013

A travel blog entry by passera

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... It looks like it's distributing holy water but it's selling souvenir coins. Very amusing. Lewys and I go to the pub to watch a football game while Anna sorts out logistics. We've sorted out the weight of our backpacks by buying a suitcase and it's much better for everyone. Hopefully we can get rid of the suitcase when we see Nathalie in China. The winter clothes are quite heavy. We travel back to Warsaw for one night. The apartment complex has a swimming pool and the kids ...

Impressive Empress!

A travel blog entry by kburavlov

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... study in the Winter Palace.
In 1755 Catherine ordered that the room be created in Tsarskoye Selo. Workers at that time carried crates filled with amber by hand to Tsarskoye Selo. Two centuries later when the Nazi first occupied St. Petersburg. Valuable items were removed from the palace, but the walls in the Amber room were too fragile to move. So they covered them with thin wall paper trying ...

     

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