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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... Julia did a great job telling it. Our final stop was another church, St. Issac’s Cathedral. The cathedral’s dome is one of the largest in the world and is covered with 220 pounds of gold. It was commissioned by Alexander I in 1818 and took more than 30 years to build. Inside was as fabulous as the outside – beautiful art and gold (but much less than Peter and Paul’s).
We got back to the ship about 5:30 or so, but really ...
... and quality of the apartment.
Nevsky Prospekt (Avenue) is famous throughout Russia and was originally planned by Peter the Great as the beginning of the road leading to Moscow. A few of its many sights include the Stroganov Palace, 18th century churches and cathedrals, an enormous 18th-century shopping mall and a mid-19th-century department store. The author, Dosteovsky, used the avenue as a setting in several of his works. The Nevsky ...
Unfortunately, Rowland and I are skipping the ballet tonight because even with Cold FX, I have not successfully staved off the cold I've been a bit worried about for 3 days. I was unprepared for it to blossom fully about mid-morning, but now that we're back at the boat, I've found some tylenol for colds and feel a bit better. But a late night and early morning tomorrow seemed too daunting, so we're going to bed early, hoping for better things tomorrow. We are told ...
... hostel was reviewed as hard to find, so I really should have made sure I was confident of the last bit. It it were as easy as checking the map and going to the right address, it wouldn't count as difficult, would it. I duly found my way to 17 ulitsa rubinsjheya, but had already spotted that these are enormous blocks, not individual houses-15/17 must house over 1000 people. The hostel is apt 259, to give you an idea. I tried the code in the iron gate and went ...
I know, its all back-asswards, isn't it? Leaving the ethereal beauty of one of the most amazingly awesome strips of land* during its most accomplished time of year?
Leaving friends while their activity lists are at their fullest without participating? Waving a goodbye to Sweden during its gorgeous summer with its almost never-ending daylight in favour of spending eight weeks in, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet