Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... left Harold dormant, as mode of transport has ventured now toward ferries, and sleeping arrangements ranging from 4 star hotels to the floor of the ferry (last night). It all began in Helsinki-
Helsinki – Helsinki provided us with the now all too familiar charm of Scandinavian cities. Minus the price tag of Norway (and in the much more wallet friendly Euro) and plus the beaches that scatter its coast. Our first afternoon was leisurely spent by one of ...
... a building which is architecturally ornate on the outside which necessitates photos. Realise it's a shop so wander inside to discover a very large pineapple sitting in the centre. It's a plush coffee shop with exquisite cake displays and cheese, meat, fish and caviar counters. Time for a brew. There's seating around the girth of the pineapple with tables. I've not had a cup of tea since leaving home as I drink coffee when travelling on account that ...
... some small portions but at a reasonable price, then we went to a supermarket before heading back to our hostel. It seems that Russian fast food stores all operated in this way. You walk in, grab a plate, point to whatever food you want and they will be charged separately. They tend to specify the weight of food (in grams/ml, sometimes adjust according with a balance) you should expect for that price. So we managed to survive the trip without starving to death. It ...
... 01.45-02.15 pm Excursion in the Church of Our Saviour on the Spilled Blood
02.45-04.15 pm A visit to the Yusupovs' Palace
05.00 pm Return to the ship
Tour prices include the following services:
1. all port fees for two days and all local Russian taxes
2. english-speaking guide for two days
3. A/C vehicle for ...
... Helsinki much; it was very grey and gloomy and
the main downtown core is mainly grey skyscrapers- but maybe it's more enjoyable now in the summer. Tallinn and Riga were wonderful medieval
towns and so charming! Had a nice night
out in Tallinn as a couple of us spent the night in a hostel rather than on the
boat, and we woke up to the city covered in snow. In Riga we unfortunately only had
a day but it was at the end of our trip before heading back ...