Hotel Alexandria

Address: Spasski pereulok 6, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, 190000, Russian Federation | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

From Russia With Love

A travel blog entry by hippler on Sep 16, 2014

108 photos

... is a Communist backwater. They're doing very well here and it would put most American city centers to shame. They like to dress up here, especially the women, who wear heels and dresses as a regular outfit. A man we met later from England said they may not own anything else, but image is everything to them.

Our first tourist stop, was the Church of the Spilled Blood, named after Czar Alexander (the 2nd maybe?) who was assassinated on the spot ...

Adolf Wanted It Wiped From The Face Of The Earth -

A travel blog entry by sheilarickbevis on Apr 27, 2014

5 comments, 45 photos

... stone. It is a real tart of a building, shamelessly flaunting it's brightly coloured onion domes and guilder spires. The Cathedral of Peter and Paul older, more grown up and discretely opulent. Both are stunning. Russians are second only to the Turks, in our opinion in hiding their historic sites by not signposting them, giving them a false address or hiding them behind an unmarked door. Those places we failed to find are the poorer for our not ...

Russian Christmas

A travel blog entry by lishinlondon on Dec 22, 2013

145 photos

... fast acting internal heater.

The country itself is so rich in history and I am very thankful to our guide for sharing some of it with us. She spoke not only of the country's history but of her memories of living in Soviet times and the realities of day to day life in Russia at present. One of the memories I know that I will hold onto for years yet will be the strength in her voice as she told us that she and her husband had done everything possible and impossible to ...

Hunt for the White Whale

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Sep 06, 2013

1 comment, 10 photos

... of Siberia". These are paintings I've read about for years. But the painting I was most excited to see was Nicholas Ghe's "Peter the Great interrogates his son Alexei". As the name suggests, this painting shows Tsar Peter questioning his son about a conspiracy his son was leading. Alexei was eventually sentenced to death (with his father's blessing) but died mysteriously in prison before the sentence was carried out. The expressions on ...

Not Russian to leave (by Pam)

A travel blog entry by ben-pam on Nov 25, 2012

33 photos

... we'll be home in 2 weeks (first time Ben's been home in over 3 years!), although it's sad that our adventures are coming to an end! The following day we took it fairly easy, and did lots of boring jobs like laundry, booking train and bus tickets, blog updates etc. The following day, we headed off to the Hermitage, which was originally the Winter Palace, but now house a MASSIVE art collection. We saw a fair few Van Gogh's, 2 rooms ...