Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... everyone. Unfortunately, I was one of the people who had to wait while they cooked. Dessert was cake layered with some kind of custard filling. We were supposed to have coffee and tea, but our guide said we needed to leave – and who knew how long it might take them to serve it. Our next stop was another fabulous building, St. Peter and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Inside are the tombs of the Russian royalty from Peter the Great to the last ...
... After a few failed attempts, we found the right door, located right beside a sex shop. Handy.
Inside the main door was a sketchy, dirty stairwell that smelled strongly of cat pee, a most unwelcome entrance. With more than a little apprehension, we opened the door to our second floor apartment. We were instantly relieved when we took in our newly renovated, immaculate, spacious surroundings; a large, open concept living room and ...
... any religious ceremony they want, it's just for their personal pleasure, and a marriage is not legal unless registered (performed) by the state, so perhaps they have to go downtown to do that and then stop for pictures at the same time. These are brides in full white dress, but little or no evidence of guests, often just a photographer. This may also be a good spot to comment that a lot of young Russian women (late teen to mid twenties) ...
... day goes on, is that crossing roads is a question of confidence. Where crossings are not controlled by lights, it's a case of making sure there's no one coming at high speed, then going with enough commitment to make sure of it. The car or bus will keep coming, you must keep going. Sometimes they slow before you move, though that can be through weight of numbers, the right eye contact, or because someone else is moving with intent. He who hesitates; well, I'm not ...
... on the spot where Emporer Alexander II was assassinated on 1 March 1881. Built between 1883 and 1907 the church was designed in the spirit of sixteenth and seventeeth century Russian architecture. From here we enjoyed a short walk before boarding the bus, and were back through customs and the boat by mid afternoon. Who would have thought my first swim in the outdoor pool would come in Russia and glorious warm sunshine. According to the guide, Russia gets a mere 30 to 60 days ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility