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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
Today we took the Allegro "high speed"- train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. It was a very comfortable ride with no hick-ups. The taxi from the trainstation took us nice and quickly to the hotel where we met our fellow travellers and tour leader Tim. After all the necessary paperwork we all went out for a little bite to eat. The others on the …
Good start to the day with brekker in bed on the train and arrive in St Petersburg at 9am, met by a local guide Olga who was a cocky little cow and had a bus tour of the city til midday stopping at Palace Bridge with view of St Peter and Paul fortress, the hermitage (winter palace) and stock exchange etc. Then drive over to said fortress and wander …
... Selo or Pushkin(the town the palace is in) on the timetable at the stop. After 25 minutes the 186 comes by and again I ask the very nice babushka conductor if it was the right bus for the palace. Yes it was she said. I paid my 15 roubles and sat down. Sure enough we passed the stop I originally got on at and kept going to Pushkin. The countryside is flat as a pancake here. The babushka was nice enough to tell me when ...
... walking back to the hotel via various backstreets and the Church of Spilled Blood – it’s like St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow but not as ornate and colourful.
Friday night rush hour is in full swing and who’d be stupid enough to take a large heavy rucksack on the Metro at that time of night. My momentum is somewhat unnerving as the Metro comes to a screeching halt and it’s only my neighbour that stops me from acting like a ...
... street. It took us about 3 hours to get back to our hotel. The street is long but not 3 hours walking time. We stopped of at places along the way. We found a store that sells all kinds of delicacies and was known back in its owners time for the exotic food it sold and its fancy interiors. We stopped there for a hot chocolate and macaroon. We have found out since then that if you ask for a hot chocolate its a drink ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking