Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
We arrived safely and the weather is rubbish. Temperature isn't so bad but its raining quite hard.
We ate at Plane food (fitting as Adil proposed to me at another of Gordon Ramsey's restaurants). Although I emailed them saying it was our honeymoon and Adil proposed to me etc.... we still didn't get a freebie! Oh well worth …
... the turn of the 18th century. When he first came to power, Czar Peter the Great became frustrated with Russia's incredible opportunities to become a global power, but Russia's greatest strength, its vast size, also prevented it from being able to trade with other European powers. So, Peter I decided to start over and build a new capital city move the capital of Russia from at the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. Ergo, Saint Petersburg. Even though the city was built on the ...
... for it - overwhelming. How anyone could live there I don't know. This was used by the Germans as a stable during WWII and was extensively damaged. It was restored with some originals - those that could be found, and the rest replicas, based on drawings etc of what it was like. From there we drove around St Petersburg and saw sights - cathedrals, monuments etc. Had a stop at Peter & Paul Fortress. Had a Russian lunch. Saw other stuff then back to ...
... because the city was at a weird stand still due to a huge downpour, so we had to try & walk there. Me & 2 aussie girls from the other group got lost/left behind, because I forgot my ticket & had to run back... doh again! Luckily we managed to flag down a dodgy gypsy cab & made it just on time. But apparently we shouldn't have got in that "cab"... but it all turned out ok. Now the Tchaikovsky ballet performance of Sleeping Beauty at The ...
... our final night in town, Nick had arranged to purchase some tickets to the Opera. Personally, I would have preferred the Ballet, but he was categorical in his refusal to go to the Ballet, so Opera it was. Because of our dates, we were limited in choice – if we only we were a week later, then we could have gone to see Aida! Sadly, that wasn’t an option – so we went to see “Iolanta” by Tchaikovsky. Now, if any of ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility