Nevsky Contour Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... They were a collection of libertarian socialists who wanted no coercion, but rather more power to the soviets, the local democratically elected workers and peasant councils. They wanted freedom of speech and political ideas. In short they wanted what the revolution had promised - democracy and freedom. American anarchist observers of the revolution in Russia, such as Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, had railed against the ...
... on a cab. The hotel was great and as it was very late at night we all
crashed. The next morning we sussed out the local area and went to check out a beautiful church that we could see from our hotel window. We needed to be ready to leave for the airport around lunch time so called a cab as that was the easiest option and went to the airport to fly on to London in the afternoon.
... the main city, as it takes half an hour travelling at 60kph. The amazing this is that the 60kph is absolutely undetectable - you feel as if you are riding on rails, it's so smooth - and looks really odd, too, as the boat (once up to cruising speed) sits perched right on the surface on little legs like a water boatman and glides through the water without a ripple. One hard thump, like hitting a wave in a powerboat, as you hit operating speed, and one as you slow down again, otherwise you ...
This past Wednesday I went to the Mikhailovsky Theatre to watch a ballet of "Sleeping Beauty." The theatre itself is located right next to the Russian Museum. There was a group of about 20 of us that went and we got seats on the top balcony which was called the "third circle." The ballet itself was very entertaining. It was very different from the Disney version that I grew up with and was accustomed to. ...
... passage out of the canals and into the Sea of Finland.
Dinner is the same buffet that it was going out but this time we get our free champagne which I drink both glasses. Later we get some desserts or at least I do but I’m pretty full from the turkey and vegetables so only get a tiny bit. As we are not into gambling and not into the movies or anything else happening on the ship, we are happy to retire to our room after dinner and read and just relax. Always nice to relax.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking