Nevsky Contour Hotel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... as children or teenagers in the beginning decades of the 20th century, in some cases just before America closed the gates in the early 1920's. They left behind innumerable relatives whose fate during the Shoah remains unknown. Family history was shrouded in the chaos of war and the fog of survivor’s guilt.
For us, this “roots” trip is not about reconnecting with actual places and people that were part of our family’s ...
... amount of natural light. Marble stairs led up to a mass of rooms and galleries all decorated with silk wall covering, portraits tapestries and country scenes. Huge chandeliers,with glass treated with magnesium to give a purple hue, hung in all their glory in large reception rooms. Gold once again was the main decoration both in the doors and the wall fixtures. The ballroom alone was a thousand square feet the size of the whole of our section in Taupo!
... There are experts in house to catalogue, restore and repair everything. This was a wonderful extra for us and a really enjoyable addition to our wonderful day.
In the evening, Wen went to the ballet at The Conservatory Theatre to see a performance of Swan Lake. Russian ballet in St Petersburg was a dream come true.
Big day and lots of highlights.
Jeff and Wendy
... we had been using lied and the metro was not actually at the harbour. So we hopped on the free bus that the ferry offered to get us into the centre of St Petersburg and hoped that we would be able to find our way from there. Well, this did not really go to plan. We hopped off the bus as St Isaac’s Cathedral, found a map, found the nearest metro station and headed in that direction, or did we? We are still not sure how we got it wrong but we dragged our bags down ...
... our goodbyes, and bye to the Ukrainians, and he went off to get to the station for his day-long train south, while I put my rucksack in the left luggage, and wondered what to do with over 12 hours to my overnight train to Moscow.
I walked back down Nevsky, and reached the Hermitage again, but his time I turned left and walked through a park where there was an exhibition of "buddy bears" similar to the superlambanana thing in Liverpool - fibreglass statues painted ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking