Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... River at the mouth of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. The city was built by conscripted peasants (serfs) from all over Russia. Tens of thousands died while building the city.
Peter originally wanted the city to mimic Venice and Amsterdam, and built a series of canals in which inhabitants would travel by boat, but over time, bridges were built for convenience and the original canal project was never finished. In the winter the canals ...
... the boys take the top bunks to which he appeared very relieved as I think his wife would of found it difficult to climb the hop ups to the top. There was a bit of a vodka party in the next compartment with a group of Russian lads trying their luck ( and bad singing) with the ladies. However it wasn't long before the conductor settled them just in time as we were along with others were converting night mode dropping the bunks and making up the beds for the night ...
So I'm absolutely loving Russia. It is nothing like what I expected it would be at all. It's a really cool place. And I find it so odd that they make it so difficult to get a visa to visit the country. It's an amazing place and, at least in St Petersburg, the tourism industry would be absolutely booming if it were easier to get a visa. And if word got out about how awesome this place is. To be fair though, I get a feeling it is because it is hard for Russian people to ...
... went to a cafe for the orientation. Pretty straight forward stuff emphasizing health and safety. It only took an hour. I went home and passed out until dinner.
For dinner my mom made me a steak, peas, broccoli, apricot yogurt, and fried beets (did not eat the beets). She made me hot chocolate as an after dinner treat and we watched a program about the metro system in Moscow and how it was constructed in the Early 1900's. I then went to get on ...
... being given the nod to proceed.
Meanwhile, cars were going through another lane with their paperwork and passports. A couple of people were being brought from their cars into another room for further questioning etc. All very interesting.
Eventually we got underway to the next point another kilometre or so where a couple of Young soldiers looked at the bus and then waved it through. That still was not it. We drove on again ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet