Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... pm, and it will start to get light about 4.00 in the morning. This is very disconcerting. Thank goodness for good curtains.
Today we had a later start. We headed into the city to take a boat ride on the rivers and canals. There is a very good reason why St Petersburg is called the Venice of the North. This gave a very different perspective of the city and luckily the weather has continued to be delightful.
4 days of ...
... was reputedly a focus of worship for ancient pagan tribes.
Elena and I then strolled along the Neva embankment until we reached the Hermitage again where we said goodbye. I am so greatful to Elena for showing me around her beautiful city. I
got so much more of an insight and much more information than if I was
just wandering around by myself.
After grabbing a coffee I went back to the Church of the Spilled Blood and went inside. My ...
... fact that had come to light during an earlier inspection) there had been a necessary change to the cruise itinerary; we would not now be visiting Karlskrona in Sweden but would be arriving early afternoon in Copenhagen instead, where we would stay in port overnight before leaving on Saturday evening. That was a bit of a disappointment as we hadn’t been ...
... St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. Another huge building, the Russians built it after Alexander ll was assassinated in 1881.
In the evening we went to the Mariinsky Theatre to watch Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty. The theatre was very grand and we felt a bit out of place in our jeans and t shirts with everyone milling about in suits and dresses! The performance was excellent and we really enjoyed it, we felt like we had been transported back in time watching the ...
... a couple of days we take the short train ride (3 hrs) to Krakow. Krakow is brilliant, it's almost perfect for us. The train station is near the old town. The old town is surrounded by a park with the castle next to it. All within walking distance. We have an apartment which is spacious in the centre. Wifi is not working again, what a pain! The only thing missing is a park to play football. There are plenty of restaurants and supermarkets. We're here for 5 nights and settle ...
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