Stary Nevsky Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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... at a kiosk right by the church for 150 Rupees which is roughly $2.15. The exact same magnet was $5 at this place! We didn't buy anything since we figured all the prices were jacked up, and we are going back out again tomorrow.
The guide told us that the city only has about 60 sunny days a year (!!) and since we were having one that day, we were very lucky. They paint their houses (read that as palaces LOL) in very bright colors to offset the ...
... was to have lunch in a sidewalk cafe of local food and beer. Magnificent. Overnight we sailed to St Petersburg passing lots of rocks and little islands and being followed by three other cruise ships, Azura, the new P & O ship, Celebrity Silouette which together with Silver Seas had been in Tallinn also (there had been 6 cruise ships in Stockholm). This morning in St Petersburg we were followed by Ocean Princess' sister ship ...
... the parquet floors. the gilt which was used lavishly...equally as impressive as the works of art. We were not able to see the Impressionist collection, which is in a separate building. We did see many works of the old European masters, which was a thrill.
After three hours of traipsing up and down stairs (no elevators, no handrails in many cases), we were very happy to return to our bus to sit down for a few minutes before our ...
... eat lunch/dinner and get ready for our evening ballet performance. We drove back to the city center to enjoy a performance of Giselle. It was very good, it was nice to be able to attend a performance with the locals as well. Only 2 days left, we're definitely going to make the most of them! Tomorrow is Catherine's Palace and a city tour. It's going to be so hard to leave (maybe literally, thanks Lufthansa...). Until tomorrow- ...
... we stepped back in time to view many of the buildings from the bygone era including the world-renown Hermitage and Winter Palace.
On the second day we ventured out into the countryside to visit Russia's answer to Versailles ... Catherine's Palace and then onto its 'poor' cousin .. Peterhof.
We became overwhelmed and saturated with the grandeur of it all. While it was extremely interesting and a once in a life-time experience it certainly ...