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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... carriages, clothes, armoury, etc., etc. from times gone by are stored. Security at the Armoury was tight, and we queued for a long time to even get in, as ticket numbers are limited. The Tsars certainly lived extravagantly!!!
On our first day in Moscow we joined The Free Walking Tour of Moscow and spent about 3 hours being shown around. The guide depends on tips as payment for the tour and it was extremely well done, and gave us a good idea of ...
... Unbelievably in the 1930s the church was closed & turned into s storeroom, gravely damaging the interior. In 1970 it became a museum of mosaics before being closed again for two decades. Since it reopened in 1997, the church has become one of the city's foremost tourist attractions.
... compared to ours. Also noticed many stray dogs in the parks, who seem to gain an odd meal from kind hearted people who are most likely doing it hard themselves. As far as the people go, here and in Moscow, they can seem quite abrupt and uninterested in helping you, but Jeff ad I have found if you simply display an attempt(however poor and basic) at their language they will often be quite helpful(not always though). We spoke to another Australian this morning, a chap ...
On our second day in St Petersburg we took a bus trip out to Peterhof which is a series of palaces and gardens laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. Most of our time was spent in the Grand Palace fighting our way through the hordes of rude tourists and being accosted by the even more rude attendants. Things started off badly when our guide had to try and find out who had our tickets. From there it all went downhill ...
... was throwing money at it - but there was a guy with a magnet on a string, picking up all the money off the ice - cheeky! I then wandered a long way along Невск 80;й (Nevsky) checking out all the cool buildings on it. Before picking up some Russian pancakes for dinner (really more like crepes than pancakes) and finished off the day by watching a movie in the hostel, and they even gave us all free ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed