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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... by night. It is the first time that we have truly felt like travellers in a foreign country. For all the other countries we have been to there is a lot of English around and most of the locals can speak English well (though the French don't like to), whereas here we had no English. Fair enough I say as I find it slightly sad that so many countries have to cater for tourists rather than sticking with their native language and having tourists suck it up. However, ...
... the Hermitage, we enjoyed a
traditional lunch before a hydrofoil ride out to the Tsar's Village
for walk through Fountain Park on the grounds of the Summer Palace.
Peter the Great and the nobles who followed certainly had a great
sense of humor in the design of many of the quirky fountains on the
palace grounds. Our last stop for the day was at St. Isaac's
Cathedral for a tour of another beautiful work of art.
In the evening, we attended a ...
... pace. Overwhelmed and exhausted we finally arrived at the exit with 20 mins to relax before setting off for Peterhoff which is about an hour from the centre of St Petersburg.
Peterhoff has only just reopened after a major refurb and was still not looking at its best. We were however able to get an impression of what it must be like in the summer when the fountains are able to flow. It is built on the Gulf of ...
... their 4 p.m. time slot of dropping us off at the docks so we had to skip it. This is another city that my daughter realizes could have used more time. So it is time to go to the docks but there is a souvenir store on the way, of course, and we will stop there for our last shopping.
The prices here are a bit better but everything is still rather high for us. I do find a nice tea caddy in their imperial china which is quite pretty. I ...
... t think anybody thought we wouldn’t eventually find her. Something tells me there was no mechanism for paging anybody at the Hermitage.
The tour must go on, however. So we continued to see stuff we really didn’t care much about. Does anybody really like the Old Masters? And I seem to recall some Russian artists, for that matter. Where were they? And while Olga lamented the damage to their precious artifacts by the Nazis, she seemed ...
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