Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
I am at TGI Fridays at St Petersburg airport (this to start with says something about the new Russia), so this is a good chance to tell you about my adventures over two and a half weeks in St Petersburg and surroundings. We stayed in the Saint-Petersburg Hotel which was inexpensive, large, comfortable and convenient for the Metro. Also a brisk 40 …
Ah yes The neighbour to the EAST good old Russia It amazes me to think that only 20 years ago it would have been nearly impossible for me to get a visa to Russia, now it IS possible, but still somewhat difficult. St Petersburg is only about a 3 ½ hour drive away from Helsinki (by bus) but with boarder customs youd better set aside a whole day. It …
... br> We asked at the main info booth, they pointed us to a long line and we reluctantly joined it. Mandy tried to buy the tix from the nearby machine but got frustrated after 15 mins and swapped places with Steve, who had only moved 30 cms in the queue. After another 15 mins of furious one fingered touch screen typing, Steve got all the way to the last display screen before a big "Nyet" flashed up. After pulling the machine from the ...
We flew out of Paris on Thursday 5th September and arrived in Helsinki, Finland early afternoon. We made our way through the centre of Helsinki to the ferry terminal which was only about a 10 minute tram ride from the city centre. It was a really beautiful sunny day in Helsinki so we were really lucky to be able to walk with our luggage without any prospect of being rained on. By the time we made it to the St Peters Line ferry terminal we were already allowed to check in to ...
... Palace which was built in 1819 for Grand Duke Mikhailovsky Pavlovich who was the youngest brother of Alexander 1. The museum houses 400,000 works of art, all exclusively Russian. I took some photos of the paintings I liked but there were so many, it was hard to pick! We walked to the James Cook pub - nothing like going to a British pub in Russia! But lovely beers and red wine to start off the evening event. And Garth has managed to practice ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSaint-Petersburg Hotel St. Petersburg
Being on the other side of the river from the historic district made for expensive cab rides or a bit of a walk to their extensive metro, but the view was worth it!
The room was exceptional for the price paid and the term "breakfast included" left visions of rolls and coffee. In reality it was a feast! Eggs and sausages fixed multiple ways, fruit, bread, vegetables and salads. In Russia it seemed every breakfast includes tomatoes and cucumbers. Pastries, merinegues, pancakes with fruits or syrups and of course coffee tea and fruit juices, all in a dinning room with the fabulous view of the historic St Petersburg.
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