Nevsky Forum Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Today began with another great breakfast ... Cheryl is enjoying her champagne to start the day.
A drive south of SP takes us out of the 18th century through buildings of the 19th and 20th century as we head for Catherine The Great's summer palace. During the drive our guide tellsus stories of the siege of Leningrad during WW2 and personalisises this by sharing her grandmothers experiences. Interesting to find out that the first ...
... out! After two hours Julie returned us to near the entrance and bid us goodbye for the day, she and Alexander would pick us up tomorrow at 3.00 to take us to the ferry terminal. We had a quick bite and browse through the shop before leaving and crossing the road to buy our tickets for the hydrofoil to take us to Petershof, Peter the Great’s country estate with its famous gardens and fountains. As we were last on the hydrofoil so were at the back, OK though, ...
... During the World War II Siege of Leningrad when many people were starving to death, it was used as a temporary morgue causing even more damage to the church. After the war, it was used as a warehouse for vegetables, leading to the sardonic name of "The Saviour on Potatoes".
While Nadya was explaining the history, we just could not take our eyes off this extraordinarily magnificent building, nor could I stop taking photographs. Not that it helped as ...
... buy a bottle of the mixer, not just a portion. So when Deanne bought a vodka and soda at Daya,
she got a shot and a small bottle of soda for about $4. When she ordered another one, she got a shot of vodka in her glass and the bartender poured the rest of the soda in but only charged $2 for the vodka. That's different.
A guy next to us bought 2 bottles of cheap champagne for his friends and they played foosball in the corner. We wandered ...
... was the petrol head attitude here. There are few standard cars but rather people have chosen the GT with the fancy wheels. A mirror finish Bugatti Veyron passed us just now as have a host of super delux sports SUVs, road legal sports cars and massive 4x4s. Harley ownership is high and the road speeds are crazy. Many cars clatter past like tap dancers as it is time to change into summer tyres and save the metal studs for next winter. No speed cameras ...