Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... the bus to travel to a typical Russian restaurant where we enjoyed lunch with beet salad and beet soup, chicken and rice and coffee.
We visited the Hermitage which was filled with the art collection of Catherine the Great. We enjoyed the masterpieces of Leonardo, Rembrandt and Mattisse as well as the opulent ballrooms and throne rooms – not to mention ...
... Savior on Blood! A pretty eerie name but what a beautiful church. It stands out for miles around and is so ornate and impressive. Felt a bit tourist central round there but it's definately worth checking out if your ever here.
A slow stroll back up Nevsky Prospect to the hostel and its time for tea already. Sat with a cuppa looking out the window its interesting to watch the local constabulary patroling the busy roundabout, they seem to pull anyone over they can ...
... more ecstatic we made that train after being blown away by the tranquility of the city. It was a great mix of chilled out vibe, busy bars and new and old scenery. Ljubljana is only a small city (or perhaps big town?) so we decided to spend a day at Bled, home to a large fresh water lake overlooked by a hilltop castle and rugged mountains. It was awesome to walk around the lake and take a dip in it given the warm temperature (but it was a relief ...
Today is our last day in St. Petersburg and although we have not seen everything I am excited about what we have fit into our short time here. It is a beautiful city and I am so glad we made this a stop on our trip.
Tsarskoye Selo is beautiful. It is in the town of Pushkin, named after a famous Russian poet, Alexander Sergeyevich Puskin. The land belonged to the Swedes until 1702. In 1710 Peter ...
... 3 theories – burned in a fire, some German general has them, or the bottom of the Baltic sea). Catherine used her favourite architect to design it who was Italian, and the rooms are all in recognisable European styles, eg Baroque, Pompeian. Outside to the gardens which we didn't get a good look around due to it being winter, all the marble statues are covered up for the season. We saw the Hermitage from the ...
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