Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
We set off early on our city tour to avoid the crowds of other tourists. There ware several cruise ships in port. The tour consisted of mainly photos stops. We visited the St Nicholas church and the stunning 'Church of Spilled Blood’. We visited Yusupov Palace where Rasputin was murdered. For lunch John purchased us traditional meat pastries …
We were woken by an alarm and as i tried to find the phone, a voice came from above telling us there was a fire alarm and to stay calm and wait for further instructions. It was only 12.30 am! the message just kept repeating for some time? Fortunately it was a false alarm answer as we would have well and truly gone up in smoke! We then. Got our real …
It's been an eventful couple of days in Finland but mostly Russia, as you can see from the title of this entry! For a start, just so you don't worry - I am fine - I did break my arm, super conveniently in Russia (where we only stayed for 72 hours, the one place on our itinerary with the least English spoken and probably the worst health care system …
The next morning we were up at 5am to travel to St Petersburg in Russia, leaving at 6:30am. To say that the journey was an experience is an understatement. We chose to leave very early in order to be one of the first buses at the Russian border as it is quite an ordeal to cross - sometimes apparently taking hours to get through.
... ground. When it was first erected, St Petersburger's thought it would fall over without support so for days after, the architect would walk around and around the base to show them it was safe. Two hundred years later and it's still standing!
A lot of people think that The Hermitage is just one building. But it is actually several buildings built along the embankment of the Neva River. The oldest is not the most well known (or the biggest) building ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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