Residence on The Moika Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... to check the machine ( the automatic machine queues are marginally shorter than the counter queues)... they take card and entrance is only 400 roubles each (about £8, very reasonable). After an hour we reach the machine fighting the queue jumpers. Unfortunately the machine doesn't take card but only takes cash and we have 650 roubles, not enough, we leave the queue in disbelief, the only thing to do is laugh!!!
Now very wet, we join the next ...
... have enjoyed the aquarium.
For lunch, we ducked into Olli's Pizza on a whim, eating three pizzas, including a dessert pizza that had apple slices, cinnamon, and honey. All of the pizza was fantastic.
The afternoon was spent shopping (fun). I went back to the apartment after my patience expired. We napped for a while, then went out for a White Night river cruise, which started at 12:20am and ended about 2 hours later. It was rainy and cold out ...
... us on
our travels, but it’s definitely a start.
to say, the start of our trip wasn’t too successful! We arrived in the pouring rain and struggled
to find our hostel. We didn’t know where we were, we couldn’t read the street
names, we were utterly and hopelessly lost and drenched to the bone. WE WERE
NOT HAPPY!! Our unhappiness didn’t end there, when we eventually found our
... and also scared Paul whom I had to tell to sit down and get out the way). Dean was fine but I always worry about things happening if he falls asleep in a public place. I had also discovered what I first thought was a large spot but then realised was a bite on my forehead and the air conditioning on the coach was making it itch like mad. While we were in Helsinki, Dean had told me there was a fly on my head but refused to flick it off. It finally went but ...
... philharmonic and ballet performances every night of the week in St. Petersburg. Most are in large performance halls. The Hermitage Theater is located
right on the Neva River, very intimate, a very large and pretty chandelier and
not very comfortable seats. The
production was very well done. The
ballet was Swan Lake. The dancers were
the best and I gave them a standing O.
We had a good dinner about 10:30 and took a taxi ...