Amaranta Manifest Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... was reputedly a focus of worship for ancient pagan tribes.
Elena and I then strolled along the Neva embankment until we reached the Hermitage again where we said goodbye. I am so greatful to Elena for showing me around her beautiful city. I
got so much more of an insight and much more information than if I was
just wandering around by myself.
After grabbing a coffee I went back to the Church of the Spilled Blood and went inside. My ...
What a country!
We really had no idea what to expect in
St. Petersburg; but, we were certainly pleasantly surprised. For
Marley, it was like she was reliving her last year of history; but,
this time in 3D on the actual grounds in which it took place. It's
impossible to describe for you here all that we saw and experienced;
but, we'll try to do the highlights justice. We began our visit with
a professional guide who is also a ...
... for the first time Russian wine. Both were very drinkable and we probably got a little carried away. Needless to say we felt quite warm and merry by the time lunch was over. Somehow we managed to stay awake and on returning to the hotel decided we needed a long walk to freshen up before going to a folk performance and more vodka!
Concert quite good with the usual energetic Cossack dancers and pretty girl singers, all in all another lovely ...
... s. There is a line and Dasha is worried that we aren’t moving fast enough so she suggests we buy our tickets from the kiosk and go by ourselves because she has to get her free ticket from only one place (the long line window) so that’s what we do.
Today my feet aren’t feeling too badly and my hips aren’t doing too badly and I manage the climb of some 200 steps. It makes me think that I can do the Big Ben climb in ...
... I’d call them derivative, not true to his style.
At one point we actually lost someone, and then we had to figure out who was missing. It was Audrey. I didn’t remember which one was Audrey, though later I realized she was the other one like me who was hanging back to really look at things and slipping off to look at things Olga didn’t think were important. We looked around a bit, but the place is huge. We stood in the same spot ...