Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... The preservation was amazing. Leather headdresses for horses, quivers for arrows and textile blankets all survived. The headdresses were very interesting as they commonly gave the horses antlers. I'm guessing the stag was a special animal for these peoples. The array of arrowheads and archery equipment was especially interesting to me. Some of those arrowheads were just plain mean looking! Big wide blades of various shapes designed to cut the arteries in the target. ...
Once again, it's grey, but fortunately, not raining. We are on the bus at 9:00, for our ride to Peterhof, Peter's Court in the countryside. Peter wanted a place to stay that was accessible from the sea and chose a site on the Gulf of Finland for 'Monplaisir' his country home. His comparatively modest 'cabin' as it was referred to, outbuildings and gardens were greatly expanded and enhanced by his daughter Elizabeth. Once again she ...
... and it felt like an hour simply the best museum we have ever been to.
That evening it was time for our last dinner with the group and it was with the usual mix of happiness and sadness that it was all over. Another really amazing bunch to travel with and led by a more than capable CEO Mark. Leaving for the airport at 12:00 on Saturday with much to think about which we will wrap up when we get back to sunny ...
... waiting room chairs until the train. They were quite good and did try try to help us. Apparently they felt sorry for us but couldn't do anything to help. Well with a lot of relief we finally boarded the train bound for Vilnius. A few tense moments when the guard checked our passport again and frowned at our original expired visas then took the passports away for ages to stamp them. Once we got them back and the train moved off in the direction of Lithuania it was a GREAT ...
... had waited 3 days for toiletries!). Food options were pretty good and included vegetable Pelmeni, meat pie, potato pie and baked aubergines. The food isn’t amazing but then Russian cuisine is supposed to be pretty bland. The unfortunate thing for Soph was that the Russian versions of veggie staples Borsch and Rye soup now had meat floating in them.
Our attempts to talk to locals failed fairly dramatically, there isn’t a lot of English spoken here and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking