Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... real-life version of Frogger. Maybe someone could write a first-person computer game where you have to walk from the train station to the winter palace without getting killed, robbed or catching herpes. Anyway, the winter palace. This is the best (only) attraction in StP. Spellcheck thinks that should be STD and I tend to agree with it. The winter palace is basically where the Tsars spent the winter. It was ...
... meant we could go forward.
Once we got in the van, most seats had been taken so Deb and I were separated - one of us in the front and me in the back of the bus for the entire 8-hour tour. Generally St. Petersburg is like other large city with the exception of a few things – more specifically – the trams look very, very old and the yellow traffic light comes on just before the red traffic light turns to green (novel idea I ...
... surprises for me. In theory one can practice restraint, but we haven't done well on that score. Several courses at lunch and dinner,and each one excellent. I would say the food here has been noticeably superior to the European River Cruise, although that was a smaller ship of 125 passengers, so perhaps the variety couldn't be provided. And it's not that the food was bad, not at all. But I have a new respect for Russian cuisine ... and not a perogy in sight, so ...
... pre booked "tour" bus, by tour it was a direct route in a small old van to a central location called St Isaaks square. There was only us and the driver in the van and there was barely a word spoken so 'tour' was embellishing a little. The fact the old Russian chap appeared to have been drinking and didn't speak a lick of English probably impacted on his ability to be a 'tour guide'. About 2 minutes after we set off, after pointing to the central city stop on a map our ...
... battles but has been used in the past as a prison for political prisoners. They came through the gate I took a picture of and never left the fortress alive. Nowadays, the fortress has a working mint (once the armoury) and a church where all the Tzars are buried. You can see from the photos what the tzar tombs look like. The white marble slab is just a tomb marker. The people are actually buried a few metres below them in the ground. ...
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