Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Visiting st. Petersburg was quite long on my 'to go' list. Thanks to my cousin who is as an exchange student in st. Petersburg I had the opportunity to go there with a small group of our family. After all the preparations the day of the journey arrived….
At 04:00 AM my alarm clock rings. I woke up and went to …
... for Dick & beef stroganoff for Jane, neither was too impressive.
Tuesday 17th June
Had an email from the travel agent in Perth claiming the driver here couldn't find us at the bus station & were we lost? Told her all was well.
Another *********** the tourist trail. At 10 am our Russian guide, Tatiana, a trim 50 ish, arrived & off we drove as Tatiana lectured us in almost incomprehensible English ...
... see a cashier. James nips ahead again (oh no) to work out if we are definitely getting it right or better still explain our previous error and hope for a jump to the front. An official says that cashiers take card or there is a card machine in the hall (wink) and lets James in to the museum where he is able to join the front of the queue. James is now only 10 people away from the front. Unfortunately the cashier decides to take a break from the booth ...
... tour of the Gold Room or Treasury, a collection including Scythian gold 5000 years old and a selection of diplomatic gifts, jewelry and household treasures belonging to the imperial family.
By the time we left the Hermitage, the sun had come out-the first sun we have seen since Lithuania, nine days ago. It was actually warm walking along the Neva to 'The Bronze Horseman', the iconic statue of ...
... winter nights. One of the things we planned on seeing was the opening of the bridges. As St Petersburg is near the sea they have boats coming right into the city from midnight, it's quite specutular as the bridges are lit up, and from where we were standing we saw three bridges opening. It is very much a tourist event, hundreds of boats head out to go through the openings as they happen. Nonetheless it was a sight to see. The Peter and Paul ...
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