Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... so just lots of looking and interpreting figures). The Church of Spilled Blood complete with its ‘ice-cream’ topped spires was next. Its interior was as impressive as the exterior covered in detailed mosaics and gold. It was build to commemorate the spot where Alexander the 2nd was assassinated and this was well and truly achieved.
I am glad we spent the time prior to landing delving into the history of the Russian people as it gave us a ...
... coin) and descend into the depths of the underground. And descend. And descend. Three minutes I was on that escalator - followed by another minute's descent on the next escalator. Four minutes down, I jump on and travel a few stops before surfacing like Monty Mole (we're full of ZX Spectrum games tonight) at the Vitebsky Station. It's all a bit native.
I will so look out of place tomorrow evening as I board that train.
... ballroom uniform or a more elegant costume. Not missing out to dress like a noble lord I opted for the elegant option. Now, when I went to get fitted for mine, I was only able to find five costumes that would fit me. Luckily, I really liked one of them. It was a cream colored coat and breeches with purple lining and buttons on the coat. I also got a purple vest and some white stockings. Unfortunately, the ...
... putting stickers on your car, now we’re not talking amusing bumper stickers here, we mean stickers ANYWHERE on your car. One car had bird poo stickers on the bonnet – what’s that all about? Wish we’d managed to get a picture of that one but a big Russian guy was sitting in the drivers seat looking very mean and really chuffed with how his car looked!
We wandered up and down Nevsky Prospekt marvelling at all the fancy shops and restaurants. We ...
... I really wasn’t expecting! Lots of
cheap “on the go” pastry stalls in the underground tunnels and the soups and dumplings
etc were delicious and really inexpensive.
Pretty much did / saw most of the things
tourists are supposed to see in both of the cities and the nightlife was also
fun. Too much to really write about (at
least now) but it was great and I would really recommend going to visit if one
has the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services