Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
18 hours into a 27 hour journey across the Baltic from Helsinki, Finland to Travemunde, Germany seems like as good a place as any to catch up on our most recent travel events. We can now safely say that our decision to continue to travel further east was well and truly worth it. It would be nice to say we have 'ticked' Russia off the proverbial list, but honestly, it has only increased our appetite for the country and its former eastern block partners. Our journeys of ...
... on that Nastya met her husband in dancing class. Hobbits can bring people together. Nastya always mocked at her husband of being fat. Sweet couple!
The family wouldn't be the same without Ivan. He was nine months by then, and looked like a doll! Surprisingly enough, I didn't see him cry for one single second during three days. Besides eating and sleeping and crawling around, he smiled all the time. Not like the ...
... to do in that day and although we were constantly on the move, we never felt rushed … but at the end of the day all our group was tired that’s for sure.
Dinner at Crown Grill
A mojito each did the trick - refreshed and rejuvenated us which was what we needed. As an Appetiser, Doug had Scallops on a thin potato base while I had garlic ship and a mouse like shrimp/ crab and papaya salsa … both appetisers ...
... impressive things - the remains of almost all of the Emperors and Empresses from Peter the Great to Nicholas II, including Catherine the Great, which were pretty awesome to see. After the cathedral, we checked out the old prison which used to house some pretty important historical political figures, and then onto the museum with details on the construction of the fortress and the buildings. There were some pretty cool old ...
... wood covered with cloth. The singers and dancers were amazing, the men incredibly athletic. Some of the musical instruments were quite unusual, but played with great skill. One musical interlude consisted of six women playing pottery birds of different sizes. The performance was 90 minutes long with an intermission where they gave us champagne. We left with sore butts and happy hearts. We came back to a midnight herring buffet but Andrea ate cheese as she hates ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service