Red Stars Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... queue standing and by the time james returns to me in the wet queue outside, I was a bit frantic especially as I had no passport on me and there are many guards around the palace...but we have tickets...YAY!
Into the hermitage eventually!! The place is huge and even with the map we get lost several times. Not only are there many, many great pieces of art, the building itself is a work of art, each door and ceiling in every room is ornate ...
... of days out of Moscow in Suzdal, one of the Golden Ring towns about 200kms east of Moscow. In the countryside there are numerous single dwellings, often two storied on reasonable sized sections, many planted with vegetables. The countryside itself is lush and green, with many trees - birch and pines common. We had rain for the first time on our trip, but by the time we arrived at the hostel, the rain ...
... and we
had better stick with ours. After almost 45 minutes of backwards and forwards,
being shouted at and ignored, we finally walked out of the train station with
the same tickets that we went in with! And to think that it’s easier
here in St Petersburg as there is more English and most people are relatively
friendly....wait till we get to Siberia, I’m sure that will be a true shock to
I truly admire ...
... up which he did, but that only resulted in more sarcasm from the woman behind. It was as if she was the only person who mattered on the whole trip and every so often she’d make a comment that would make me want to turn round and ask her just who she thought she was (I didn’t but boy did I want to).
Dean and I didn’t take to Russia on this trip. That might have been partly because we were being herded around on and off the ...
And they're off. Goodbye Heathrow, Hello St Petersburg (via Berlin, with its thoroughly pleasant airport- although it was an adventure in itself getting from one terminal to the other!).
Amazingly our luggage turned up, despite the check-in desk having to fudge the ticket.(Air Berlin - free chocolate!!!)
Our accommodation is quite pleasant, despite the 5th floor location with no lift, and the wi-fi that doesn't work.
Vodka is the same ...