Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... guide and Andrew our driver from TJ Tours, a private company arranged by someone in our group from cruisecritic.com.They were in a new Mercedes van. It was very high and they did not have any step stool to help us in. As we left the new cruise ship port area it was a very poor, dirty looking area with old apartment buildings. As we got nearer to St Petersburg the buildings looked newer and cleaner. There are only 30 days of sunshine a year here so we had a typical day. It ...
... much to my relief (and after not realising this for a good hour of flapping about like a lunatic) I re printed them so all sorted and ready for Red Square tomorrow. Done a bit more reading up ready for Irtutsk and Lake Baikal and checking the weather it looks like I'm definately in for some serious cold and snow come Siberia....not a surprise for Siberia really so time to get those thermals near the top of my bag.
... searched in vain nearby for an ATM. Instead we found an old fashioned food hall and coffee place first opened on 1902. We enjoyed a lovely coffee and cake in an unusual setting.
From there we walked back along the River Neva, sitting a while in the sun enjoying the view.
When we were growing up St Petersburg was Leningrad, some far off place you learnt about at school, same as Moscow, and here we were.
... take a ride around the old town in a horse carriage to celebrate Nina's birthday. Big smiles all around. There's a big park a couple of kilometres away and we head there for the afternoon. We play football, rugby and the kids have a run-around (me too). Anna receives a call that the money from the sale of the house is in our bank accounts. Time to celebrate! We buy a bottle of champagne and picnic in the apartment. Today we take a local train to a suburb of Krakow to a ...
... to find it we stubbled on what turned out to be a Belgium restaurant Kriek with one English menu that we shared with a couple of Belgium travellers at the table next to us. The waitress couldn't speak English – trying to use her phone to translate – but we got there in the end and the meal was great value at a cost of about 2,500 Rouble including tip ($65 AUD) for entree, mains and 2 beers (1.5 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet