Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... made two bookings, or just that the best rooms are on the top floor. I like to think it was the latter, but who knows. Anyway, the staff were great and very helpful and the room was large, clean and warm which was nice since it was snowing and -4 outside. We took a short walk along Nevsky Prospekt and then had a late supper at a Russia/Asian fusion restaurant near our hotel.
Admittedly, we were still in shock of being in ...
... is attended by a babushka to make sure you dont damage anything. None of them spoke english so when one of them started talking to me for some reason, I had to tell her I couldn't understand her and that I only spoke a little Russian. She then asked me where I was from (that I understood). When I said Australia, her eyes lit up and exclaimed "kangaroo! Kangaroo"! "Da, Da" I replied.
I left Peter's house behind and slowly made my way back to the boat for the trip back to the city. ...
We set off at about 7:30am (which of course is BEFORE sparrowfart here, although bright mid-morning light) to find the gorgeous onion-domed church we had spotted up one of the canals yesterday evening. Our route took us along several canal sides - it is still hard to believe one isn't in Paris, especially as the long boats glide out from beneath the bridge you are on. We found the onion domes without difficulty - just so gorgeous, over the top. Like a child's birthday cake on steroids. ...
... pace. Overwhelmed and exhausted we finally arrived at the exit with 20 mins to relax before setting off for Peterhoff which is about an hour from the centre of St Petersburg.
Peterhoff has only just reopened after a major refurb and was still not looking at its best. We were however able to get an impression of what it must be like in the summer when the fountains are able to flow. It is built on the Gulf of ...
... some cauliflower for my daughter and they have good pies. It is a chain and we go to a different one. I get borscht again and it’s not quite as good as the first day. I also get some apricot pie and this time I get a big piece. Dasha buys a pie for Alexander as he is feeling better today and wants some lunch.
Dasha and Alexander are supposed to have us at the docks at 4 p.m. but we have enough time for a hike to the top of St. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet