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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... the ship. Lunch was taken at a trendy local place that the locals frequent, I had to have the borscht and Chev again. After that we were off to the Yusuporova Palace. This is the person that was involved in the assassination of Rasputin the mad monk. Great story but we need to get Disney in there to show them how to make it real and move people through quickly. ...
... she remembered that their room swipe key along with the envelope showing the room number was in her bag, if the thief was bold enough. Frantic calls from our guide followed but their stuff was OK and when later she asked for a room change the hotel acted.
Woe betide any man who innocently picks up his wife's bag tomorrow morning. He'll be pounced on by our tour group.
As ever, we had a local guide and saw a lot of the city sights. We ...
... and lettuce and particularly liked aromatic herbs. I walk along the Neva back to St. Isaac's Cathedral to climb the 242 steps to the Colonnade- what a magnificent view! I circle it 3-4 times waiting for the sun to set. A few things I have learned in the last six weeks: • Recognizing how fortunate I am to have this opportunity, and at the risk of sounding spoiled, I do not like the harried routine of a tourist. I'm really looking forward to some relaxed time in Israel ...
... see Catherine's Palace while John toured St. Petersburg’s cathedrals.
Empress Elizabeth commissioned architect Rastrelli (the same one who designed Peterhof) to create Catherine’s Palace which became the favorite summer residence of Catherine the Great. She spent an enormous amount of money modernizing it in the fashionable neo-classical style of the times.
This palace with a blue fašade, is nearly 1,000 feet long and ...
... day we visited Peterhof Palace, which is located on the Gulf of Finland about 30km west of St. Petersburg. The palace was designed by Peter the Great in the early 1700s as a sort of country retreat. The grounds are enormous, covering about 1500 acres in total, with about 300 acres open to the public. The grounds are known for the large number of themed fountains, including the Great Cascade, Whale and Checkerboard fountains.
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