Stary Nevsky Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... could've taken in the gardens around the palace as well as the Alexander palace, but I had other things I wanted to see. Randy and Bob had told me about a couple of other good blockade museums in the city. After getting back, I made my way to the Neva embankment and walked to the Rumantsiev Mansion where one such museum is housed. It was a bit further than I thought. It was also closed. Someone was starting to extract ...
... shiver and say “Brrrr” at the same time. Within 30 seconds I have what I want. Now that’s communication.
She’s obviously been asking down the carriage who speaks English as returns with a bloke who simply points at a piece of paper says, “Chicken……fish” and returns to his cabin. The chicken arrives with a smiling chef who can speak a little English. He deposits two polystyrene boxes in front of me. Hmmm. Delicious. ...
... look at the upper garden. Almost immediately of us stepping outside the rain ceased and the sun reappeared.
We managed to avoid most of the rain and had the sun beaming down for pretty much all of the outside stuff so we were able to get some good photos of the Palace's gardens and surrounds.
Following the tour we were dropped back at the Hotel and we then proceeded to head back out on our own and managed to cram a lot into the afternoon.
... River in downtown St Petersburg. It includes the original Winter Palace, which was the former main palace of the Russian tsars. The Hermitage is a museum of art and culture. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, and has been open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise nearly 3 million items, including the largest collection of ...
We arrived at St. Petersburg at 5:20am which is half an hour earlier than scheduled. To make things worse, we have lost an hour from crossing one time zone; Not surprised at all, we were all exhausted when we got off the coach. Vincent (The Canadian we met on the coach) departed to look for a phone to call his friend to pick him up. We set our bearing then head towards the Red House Hostel.
It was a very cold morning (for summer standard) ...
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