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 …
... East German Shot Put team! with the demeanor to boot! after her having a problem with our visas she finally stamped our passports and let us through! then we waited for our private tour guide which did not arrive. We called the company I booked it through and found out that the driver and guide were in a car accident on the way here and were in the hospital!!!! They scrambled and found us a guide and driver but we had to wait in the big immigration hall for 1.5 ...
... were rebuffed by Natalya, Pushkin received an anonymous letter informing him of being awarded membership in the "ancient order of cuckolds". This slight to his honour couldn't go unanswered so Pushkin challenged D'Anthès to a duel. On a cold January day in 1837, the two met with pistols drawn. His friends late recalled that Pushkin reached the firing line first, but D'Anthès fired early and hit ...
... At least we had the chance today to eventually taste the national drink - vodka. A couple of us knocked off a bottle for lunch plus a couple of reds at a local restaurant, so lunch was great. Funny how they sleeped on the bus on the way back to the boat. Off to the balet tonight to get a bit of culture. Will reserve my judgement Ps. Some of the photo's of Catherine's palace only show a small section of how big it ...
... days and killed over a million people.
The highlight was definitely the State Hermitage Museum housed in the old Imperial Summer Palace. It isn't just Russian artefacts both Imperial and Church but it houses collections from Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Mongolian, Tibetan, Indian and far eastern cultures as well as paintings by Da Vinci, Gainsborough, Van Gough, Picasso to only mention a few. We spent 5 hours in ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsNevsky Express St. Petersburg
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