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- Non-smoking rooms
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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…. <b>Day 1</b> At 04:00 AM my alarm clock rings. I woke up and went to the …
... was spent relaxing, napping, reading and catching up on blog writing! No formal entertainment on board tonight as many people went on the optional tour to the Russian ballet or folkshow. We had done both the last time we were here so we passed. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner and were again impressed with the quality of the food offerings and their willingness to "custom" make some dishes for us.
Tomorrow we go the the world famous Hermitage art museum.
... top they really go! The mass of works is sensational, Julie had “the tour” which we followed, as in the Louvre you could wander around for days so we had a snapshot, and pretty good it was. Great architecture and decorations, thrones, paintings by an array of artists including original Van Dykes, Da Vinci’s, El Greco’s as well as an unfinished Michelangelo statue. The Empress Catherine wanted one, and when told such things couldn't leave Italy one ...
... intricately detailed mosaics; the main pictures being biblical scenes or figures with very fine patterned borders setting off each picture. The 7,500 square meters of mosaics is thought to be the largest area of church mosaics in the world.
This beautiful church has sadly endured a turbulent history. In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution the church was ransacked and looted, badly damaging its interior. The government closed the church in the ...
... the concert ended and the politicians began to speak, everyone left! And I mean quickly.
We ended back in the party district and went to a couple of divey bars- Daya and later Poison. We figured with a name like that, what could go wrong? Drinks were certainly cheaper than in Scandinavia and we had figured out how to convert Rubles to Euros and dollars pretty easily. When you buy a mixed drink, the mixer costs almost as much as the vodka! ...