Nevsky Contour Hotel
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... the office, down the embankment and onto the boat moored adjacent to the wharf then through that boat and onto our boat which was moored alongside.
Our driver had certainly gone above and beyond the call of duty in making sure he delivered us safely to the boat. This man deserved a medal however as we didn’t have one handy - we rewarded him handsomely with euros instead. So, our first introduction to Russia and its people was a very positive one indeed. ...
... you won't like everyone. And there are always weirdos on tours too. Thursday 6 May 2013 Left St Petersburg early and headed for Novgorod - medieval town with oldest church in Russia. It was a pretty small town though and easy to walk around. So when we arrived, after lunch we went for a little tour around the town then decided to go to the little beach/lake thing they had there. It was me, Bec, Nadashda, Drew, Todd, Tim, Dave, James and Alfy. I remember the peeps ...
... took one look at the crowd that had gathered in the common area and
realised that we had arrived at least 10 years too late! We probably brought the
average age up to at least 25! Besides being the oldest in the hostel, we
settled in quite quickly and were soon sucked into the family style of the
hostel. Our hostel turned out to be a home away from home. We met some really lovely people and every night someone who works at the hostel would make ...
... and Paul’s lobster was cooked tableside - with flambé and everything! Apart from mine (as it was on a rectangular plate), all 4 main courses were delivered under a cloche which was removed with a ‘voila’. Very French! My main course was 3 small fillet steaks with some fancy mushrooms and vegetables. They were delicious but far too much for me to finish.
Before we ordered dessert, we were offered a cheese course which we all ...
We waited for a sunny day for a trip to Peterhof, having read it really needed good weather to do it justice. After Rosie finally managed to part company with her bed we embarked on our first excursion beyond the city centre. Although it was the pricier option we indulged ourselves with a trip on the Hydrofoil.
When we arrived the beautiful sunshine from St Petersburg had deserted us and it was quite overcast. Fortunately the weather soon remedied itself and the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking