Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... 8217;s grandson Gordon. There were a few other Aussies and a few others from the US, who we weren’t as close to. We joined them all on the last evening, with a rendition of 'My Bonnie lies over the ocean’, an old Scottish song with
Aunty Sue in the lead role, having been pushed to the front as the smallest by
Belinda. Only difference being they had been having Russian lessons and
practising and we had never seen the words, previous ...
... of note that are different to home - dogs allowed on trains and public transport( as in London also) - smoking still allowed in pubs and in restaurants, although they have non smoking zones(which never works!) - Subway stores are everywhere, so this has been our saviour to have a simple quick reasonably healthy quick meal, and use Wi Fi, as we're a little wary now of eating the local food. - the traffic is really bad, with many drivers honing noisily in the city, with ...
... czars. According to Anna the church was abused by the tzars who used it for political maneuvering at the expensive of the people of the city. A very interesting visit and a must see when in St Petersburg.
On our way back to the port we stopped at the Church on the Blood, the full name is actually the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. This church is one of the main sights of St Petersburg and is built on the site of the assassination of Tzar Alexander II. The ...
... Catherine’s Palace, we return to the ship to get dressed up to go back to Catherine’s Palace with a group from the ship. This time, however, it’s different. First we go through the carriage museum. The most interesting exhibit in this is the carriage in which Alexander II was assassinated. A bomb was first thrown to kill the guard. After this, Alexander steps out of the carriage to see what is going on. A second bomb ...
... though this was on the main street. I had switched my travel vest for my adidas jacket which is fairly lightweight, but still totally impractical in 25 degree + heat, and I soon put it back in my daypack, meaning wallet, camera and phone would have to stay in my jeans. I carried on, feeling like a pickpocket's dream, being overly paranoid about checking my pockets every 5 seconds, and now the real tourist hawkers were a distraction too, river cruises, church tours, bus ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service