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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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We arrived very early into the port of St. Petersburg this morning. Rich overheard someone saying they had to meet at 5:45 am for a trip to Moscow! Our tour didn't meet until 8:30 am, so we had it easy. Comparatively speaking, that is.
We boarded a bus and took off for a tour of the city and our first stop was at the Hermitage Museum. It was originally built as a winter palace for the Royal Family, but Catherine the Great loved to collect things ...
... display. Further info at www.hermitagemuseum.org
We walked from the palace up the main street, Nevsky Pr to the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood. It was built on the site where Alexander II was blown up by members of a reform group. The entire interior, over 7000 square metres, consists of mosaic pictures and decoration. It's probably the most impressive church interior we've seen on our travels.
... although I'm not usually a fan, followed by skinless chicken breasts, fresh tomato wedges and zucchini slices, and mashed potatoes. For dessert we had some Russian chocolates. What surprised me was that vodka wasn't served!
We returned to the ship around 8 PM. and dragged ourselves back to our cabin. Yet another 10K step day on the FitBit, and we've still got one more day in St. Petersburg...but what a great day this was.
Got up bright and sparkly (5.30 am) and Gail took us to a big shed out at Heathrow and we caught our flight to Sunny Russia! Hurrah! Finally we are in the land of revolutions, Bolsheviks and big furry hats. After catching the bus and subway downtown, we wandered around for an hour hopelessly lost before we finally found our hostel. We then proceeded to wander around the beautiful city ...
... and even though Raskolnikov (the protagonist) is fictional, his city isn't. Raskolnikov passed under Dostoyevsky's own window on his way to commit the murder of the old woman. I then followed in Raskolnikov's footsteps to the house of the old woman. I have a special place in my heart for Crime and Punishment due to my circumstances while I was reading it, so this was very cool for me. As I walked along the narrow streets and along Griboedova Canal, I kept thinking of what was going ...