Yards of Capella
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... and people can skate on them - I would love to come back with my skates in tow.
Compared to other grand cities of Europe, St. Petersburg is massive in scale. The city blocks are two or three times the length of normal city blocks - similar to blocks on the Las Vegas strip. A base comparison, I know, but it's what it reminded me of. Opulent, baroque buildings sometimes encompassed the entire length of the block. The streets consist of six ...
... accepted as it sounded
better than lugging our cases on and off public transport and not knowing where
we were supposed to go, no English sub titles available as there are elsewhere
in other countries.
Our taxi driver took us to the address that we had been given and after much discussion
with the locals, he discovered that we were on the wrong side of the river ...
... an hour late for our meeting and greet with our first Honcho, so our cards were already marked by the rest of the Vodka Train Group!
Our first Honcho is Vladimir, a very enthusiastic student who clearly loves the city for its art and history. He's very good at his job and gave us some good pointers of places to visit, though failed to mention it was Russia day on our third day, so most of the museums would be ...
... of the night was that they changed the ending to give the story a happy ending.
My living situation is quite nice. In a previous post I wrote that I live with a Sphynx cat and I have included a picture of him in this post. I assure you, he is not as scary as he looks, and in fact is quite sweet. Some of my friends disagree with that, and also disagree over whether or not he more resembles an alien or a reincarnation of Lord ...
... that war before the fortress was completed. The Baroque-style Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul located within the Fortress is where many of the czars and other Russian royalty are buried.
The St Nicholas’s Cathedral was constructed in the 1700s. We were not allowed to film inside the church.
The Church of the Resurrection of the Christ (Savior on the Spilled Blood) gets its gruesome name from Emperor Alexander II, ...