Nevsky Contour Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... to read, which is especially apt since it's set in Russia. And it's 1,400 pages so I should be adequately occupied.
For the most part, navigating though the city was easy. Although they use the Cyrillic alphabet, metro stops and other words were displayed in our Latin alphabet as well. When we happened to look especially confused, an English speaking Russian would come to our aid and tell us the right direction to go or the right bus to get ...
... city was built and thus it is called the "Venice of the North".
We then went for lunch at a Russian pizza place called "Pectopah". We had pizza and diet Pepsi and it was quite nice. It had a beautiful view of the Church on Spilled Blood.
We then went to St Issac's Cathedral which is spectacular. The dome is quite large and high and can be seen from 35 miles away. It was never damaged during WWII because Hitler planned to ...
... and gardens. Then we went to a nice restaurant called Zoom for a late lunch/early dinner. We had to be back at the hotel by 7 to go to the Russian Ballet at 8. And OMFG this was so impressive. I wouldn't even call myself a ballet dancing person, but the absolute sheer talent of these dancers was incredible. We saw Swan Lake too, so a bit fancy pants and expensive. But so worth it. It took me a while go get over how awesome this was afterwards. I was just raving ...
... 3 years and took a lot of bombardment, however they never managed to enter the city and take it over. Many of the very old buildings were either destroyed or badly damaged. You would not know it now. They had pictures of the very historic buildings, of which there are thousands dating back to the 14th and 15th century, and they have painstakingly restored them all. It is an absolute credit to them. No wonder they are so proud of their city.
... for our final excursion in Russia. We bought some souvenirs in the port before we got on the coach as I wasn’t sure we’d have time when we got back. Again, getting on the coaches was rather disorganised but we got our stickers and got on our coach without too much hassle. The weather wasn’t particularly great – it had been really rainy and grey but we were hoping that it wouldn’t cause too much of a problem as we were to be in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking