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- Continental Breakfast
- Refrigerator in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... s face. This was some ancient work of art, and the man said: "Don't tell anyone, but that is Putin!" A close look revealed that the face did look like President Putin. What a laugh.
The works of art in the Hermitage are boundless, including inlaid table tops, Da Vinci originals
... of the day and a few beers have dinner and finish with some wodka and mixers John thoughtfully purchased! It was Russian dinner tonight with Plentyof folk music, the staff dressed in traditional costume and lots of fun. We start with herring and salad and I cant stand the fish but prue loves it. Each meal has 3 -4 courses lunch and dinner and we are resisting now as it is all too much! We end our evening watching another lock exchange and more wodka. A good day - again. ...
... a lot at the time, and not being able to work out the exchange rate quick enough, I panicked and declined the fare (turns out it was only $15) another bad decision. I made my way to the bus stop and jumped on the first bus I saw, not knowing where it was heading. Luckily the conductor spoke a little English and we managed to crowbar a conversation together. She told me which stop I needed to get off at and which train I ...
... s easier said than done as anyone without a Russian Visa or on a tour cannot just stroll off the ship and go sightseeing. The Russian immigration control are very strict and the fine for being ashore without a guide or visa is $400 or more. Visas cost about $200 each so we opted for the tour guide route. The weather is hot here, in the 80s and very humid. The locals are suffering greatly because the normal high is around 70.
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... some of the local churches. The city is brimming with dedications to previous leaders – statues and wall plaques, arches and statues and public parks and green areas everywhere. The one thing that I didn’t really know was that SPB was comprised of several islands of which contained canals and bridges galore. Our tour leader Luba (meaning Love) was good – her English was exceptional complete with a hint of an English accent – ...