Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... on Spilled Blood was built on the site of the assassination in 1881 of Tsar Alexander II.
Next day were two wonderful palaces: Catherine’s Summer Palace, where the famous Amber Room is (photos not allowed), and Pavlovsk Palace (of Emperor Paul). What can one say but "Wow!" Several venues we visited didn’t allow photographing unless one bought a permit, so sometimes Erja bought ...
... superpowers, ever to have lost to Sweden in both hockey and war**. The officials call it Saint Petersburg, apperently the locals call it Leningrad. Let's just split the difference and call it Petrograd. Or, you know, Saint Leninburg.
*) The West Coast of Sweden recently was voted the seventh most beautiful place in the world by a travel magazine
**) Not at the same time, ...
... of the night was that they changed the ending to give the story a happy ending.
My living situation is quite nice. In a previous post I wrote that I live with a Sphynx cat and I have included a picture of him in this post. I assure you, he is not as scary as he looks, and in fact is quite sweet. Some of my friends disagree with that, and also disagree over whether or not he more resembles an alien or a reincarnation of Lord ...
... comfortable, but it could probably use a bit of an update. Especially the carpets.
We have a chance to unpack our stuff, then our guide accompanies us to a local restaurant - where again, we have the three courses served in assembly-line fashion, plus a glass of red wine. The red wine is served chilled, and I am now convinced that it would be wise to stick with the vodka - which is generally excellent and reasonably ...
... smoothest flight I've ever had. We managed to get three seats in one row and two more in the row behind so no one was lonely and the inflight meal (gerkins, cabbage, cheese and bread) gave us our first taste of Russian cuisine! Upon arrival we went through the border with no trouble at all (the border officer said nothing to me whatsoever), had our passports stamped and collected our baggage. We then went through arrivals and were shocked ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet