Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... much of an issue as I'm not that into art. The Hermitage building itself is quite spectacular and that was what I was going for.
Pretty much all of St P has very ornate buildings, I can't recall seeing anything in the centre that wasn't delightful to look at.
So having wandered round for a while we went to a traditional Soviet cafe, there we had coffee & doughnuts as that's all they ...
... English they see “No” and then they continue to talk in English. So we shared a few stories and our pictures on the laptop and his phone and drank coffee together. Russians are a bit reserved so the best way to deal with that is to take the initiative to start a conversation.
The train windows have heavy blinds to make the compartment dark ,as sunset is a 11 pm and sunrise at 3.30. As I was moving north this would change to 24 hours of ...
... to give any money at all. A couple of useless Russian ATMs later (it must have been a Russian ATM holiday that day), we gave up and decided to go to Peter and Paul fortress instead (we finally found a working ATM in the Gorvinski Dvor shopping complex near our hotel – but it was too late by then). Instead of walking we hit the metro to help some of Terry’s 'hermitage blisters’ and found Peters Log Cabin (the first "palace" ...
... 8221;. Basically Russia does things their way and don’t care how the West does it or if it makes more sense to do it another way. The warning related in particular to the border crossing which we had been told can vary from anywhere between 2 and 6 hours (or even more). We were also warned to be very serious, not smile, laugh, talk or joke when the Russian border guards were around. It is with this in our minds that we approached the Russian border. ...
D1 - Peter & Paul Cathedral, Vasilovsky Island, Winter Palace, Down Nervsky via Kazan Cathedral
Arrived at the train station around 4:30am and decided to hang out at the train station for a while until a later hour. Didnt want to rock up at the hostel to early. Sat around a couple of hours and watched as the railway security clear out the homeless from the seats around 6am.
Walked to the hostel which was just around the corner and checked in. Couldnt get to the room ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed