Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... isn’t overrun by tourists. This is the place where all the Russian royals are buried, all the way from Peter the Great to the last one, Nicholas II. He was of course murdered by the Bolsheviks and his bones and those of his family were only re-interred here in the nineties, after the collapse of communism.
The final stop was to view the beautiful Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, built on the spot where Alexander II was assassinated. It is now a museum. During ...
... Novgorod, the energy in the stadium about 7-8 times that of an NHL game. An inebriated 6' 5'' 250 pound Russian guy next me couldn't resist the urge to dance during the songs played in the stoppages, and by the end of the game its safe to say we were buddies, swapping business cards and laughing our way to the exit.
Saturday night a few of us went to a Parov Stellar concert, a house / jazz musician who was was a pretty phenomenal musician. Sunday morning ...
After we left Helsinki last night there was a wonderful sunset which according to the old saying would surely herald good weather today - alas this was not the case for as we sailed into St Petersburg it was chucking it down! Good to hear the weather in the UK is fine which always cheers us up when we are away. Today we went on an all day excursion, Splendours of St Petersburg. Left the ...
... It's freezing in Paris but the sun is out. On Sunday, we go to Versailles with Nathalie and Helen and meet Eric. Versailles is so busy and it's a bit chaotic to find him and his family. Celine, his partner, just had their 2nd son, Axel. We walk around the gardens but we're disappointed to find out that access to the gardens are restricted. Where are we supposed to play football? We find an alley without many tourists and have a little game. Good times! We're happy to ...
... for tourists). We were served very quickly and with no warm greeting. We sat at a simple table, had slips of paper as napkins as used in soviet time. Paper napkins as we know them did not exist. Elina then proceeded to tell us that these same napkins were also used as toilet paper (very scratchy - ouch!) As we continued our walk we visited a pie shop where they serve traditional russian pie called piroguey (not sure how you would spell this, ...
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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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