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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg was our last stop in the Russian Federation during this trip. After seven days on the river boat M/S Rossia, owned by Grand Circle Travel. There were 181 people from across America on the boat and I finally made friends with four of them. Two from NJ and two from Chico, CA. Most of the folks were much older than I but in many cases …
... yet of the trip. I ordered a truffle risotto, black angel spaghetti (squid ink) and the panna cotta - all of which were simply scrumptious. I couldn't get enough of it! Luckily for me and portion control, they do half orders, which I love as it allows more sampling. We ended up walking down Nvesky Prospekt back to our hotel though so we ended up burning even more calories. Who said you can't have a good time, enjoy food and still lose weight? =)
... birth place, made it special and it was great to see what a beautiful city it is and feel the link to it and Russia. Our thoughts were with family during the day, especially as we dined. That evening we watched a programme of Russian folk music and dance in the ship's theatre performed by The Stars of St Petersburg. This was a rousing performance by about 15 singer/dancers and 8 musicians which thoroughly deserved the standing ...
Not such an early start today but still we were up at 6. Another full day of touring and thankfully another beautiful day. We start by doing a bit of a drive through the city looking left looking right another palace or church or monument. Peter the Great in his wisdom decided he wanted to move the capital from Moscow to Saint Petersburg and in doing so a lot of the canals were filled in to make the streets. We take ...
... of many famous Russians - writers, composers, statesmen and merchants. A couple we were able to find were Shiskin, Tchaivosky and Dostoevsky. The cemetery is very well tended and is a very serene place in the middle of such a bustling city.
Back on the metro and briefly visited what was the biggest shopping arcade in Europe, the Gostinyy Dvor shopping arcade. Across the road we spied a very special coffee shop. You can check ...
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