Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... since there was free entrance for students. This place is MASSIVE! We spent about 4 hours here. i skipped passed some rooms since I was getting tired towards the end. the second floor os so big i got lost finding my way to the staircase.
On the way back we stopped across the street from the bookstore to a cathedral (also free entry =)). There were quite a few people there for prayer. I quickly took some photos ...
Well I am getting a late start on this post. As I start to write it, I am sitting at the very front part of the ship and we have just gone through a very large lock, actually there are two locks side by side. Enough of that for now as I will try to recall yesterday's events. We traversed a substantial portion of of the river and lake system yesterday morning before arriving at our port of call Goritsy. I usually take a look at the view ...
We begin our day at the Helsinki station and board the train for St. Petersburg. The first-class car is comfortable although there are constant interruptions-first with food service, salmon, salad, Finnish rice bread and fruit, (Tauck has given us bag lunches as well) and then with administrative details, tickets, currency exchange, VAT redemption (they actually handed us Euros), showing passports in Finland, and showing passports once again when we ...
... 2nd row.
The first act was a male quartet singing pure Russian style – big, full,
lots of vibrato and a small dynamic plan other than loud. The voices were tremendous. They wore traditional Russian folk
clothing. They had a very nice lyrical
tenor. As soon as they came on the stage
I recognized the bass from a Russian group that participated in the Barbershop
Festival with us 5 years ago. We talked
to him at ...
... day and Constantin is on shifts not usually getting home until after 9.00 in the evening. Everyone here seems to work very long hours and talk of when they could work all day, party all night and work again the next day. But that was when they were younger. Now any time off they sleep.
Cultural St Petersburg is also huge – the home of Pushkin, Dostoevsky and Nabokov. Nigel’s son and my temporary tenant Daniel is a lover of Nabokov and he gave me his ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet