Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... the age of nine and have performed their parts in Swan Lake for the past twelve years.
Allan skipped the ballet and decided on a River Cruise instead. Although raining it did provide more opportunities for some photos of the city from a different perspective. The group were treated to some classic Russian music from the band on board. We were also plied with plenty of Russian Vodka to ensure we all enjoyed this experience.
... Greats Palace (named much after her) that was the summer palace for the Tsars of Russia. The palace was supposed to be just out of town, a metro ride, a train ride and then a quick bus away. After enjoying a later and thus less crowded breakfast we were off!
The metro in Saint Petersburg is brilliant! The buildings themselves look like mini palaces or cathedrals and inside they are so beautifully decorated with marble and bronze statues everywhere. ...
We had the Captain's reception last night and the only thing that was unusual was we had a conversation with the officer who is in charge of house keeping and made a suggestion about my pillow and by the time we got back to the room they had supplied with the better pillow! The service on board is just way too good. For dinner we had the same waiter again, Samrat, he is ...
... coolness of being the first: "The early bird gets the worm". In my opinion, Estonians were much closer to the verity, saying: "Kes ees - see mees!" which can be translated as "The real man is the one at the head".
Btw, don't forget about the hottest chick you were visited by 7 days ago! Have fun together.
P.S. - I was just talking about SUMMER 2013
P.P.S. - Erik! I'll miss you, little badass!
Off to the Hermitage today. Nearly lost Dave right at the start of the day as he headed thru the crowds to get our tickets, and we then got stuck behind bus loads of tourists - thank goodness for Garth's Russian which got us to the head of the queue! The Hermitage is huge. Three floors and several palaces (winter palace, Menshikov Palace, Winter Palace of Peter 1st) and more than three million works of art and treasures. ...
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