Stary Nevsky Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... station I was told in the hotel to go under the underpass to the other side of the road to get the bus. I could take either bus 200 or 210. I could just about make out the Cyrillic for Peterhof, it looked something like 'NeTerho&'
On the bus a conductor came by with a card reader for my metro pass. She realized I was a tourist as my card was different so ...
... in the world.
We noticed an ornate, decorative brass door on the wall across the tracks from the platform. Our guide explained that the subways were designed not only for transportation, but also as air raid shelters. Vast warehouses of food and emergency supplies were stored behind the doors, just in case of an attack.
Similar warehouses in other subway stations could handle all five million inhabitants of St. Petersburg if necessary.
On our second day in St. Petersburg we didn't need to get off the ship quite as quickly so we could sleep a little longer. We had to clear Russian immigration again, but since they had already stamped our passports, it was really just a formality. Everyone was at the gathering point before our 8:00 AM start time. Today’s first experience was to be a canal boat ride. St. Petersburg likes to think of itself as Venice of the North (as do some of the ...
... meal served at "parties" at home to celebrate birthdays or other celebrations. (No wonder they look sour!) The first dish turned out to be cooked veges of various types, mixed with cooked dried peas, eggs and a little chicken. The soup was beige (and tasted "beige"). The stroganoff tasted okay, but wasn't especially tender. The icecream was a bit of a cheat I felt.
From lunch we went on to the Peter and Paul Fortress (1703), which has walls ...
... to rely on books for our entertainment on our week-long journey to Asia. We luckily found a bookstore with an English section. This initially caused a bit of confusion, as when we asked the clerk if the store had an English section, she thought we were asking for "English sex". It was too difficult to clear up the misunderstanding so we left the conversation and luckily found the right section. I picked up 'War & Peace' by Leo Tolstoy, a book I've ...