Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
I've just finish a two week stint in St Petersburg, it's over, finished finally, all done including the shouting. Like all my work in Russia, I find it tough going, not that I carry bricks or dig coal, the people who do that are heroes. No, I just find it gruelling and tiring. It starts in dark cold mornings, waiting for taxis that may or may not turn up. Taking totally different directions every day, so that you can never be sure if you will arrive ...
... Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood. This is one of the churches that adorn the Russian travel brochures as its eye catching colourful domes are hard to resist. I have to say we were all impressed. It is an architectural marvel and its domes magnificent and well worth the visit.
This was followed by a visit to St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Vasilievsky (St Basil’s Island) and last but not least before lunch was St. Peter and Pauls Fortress ...
... sentence: 'practically for example you know hydrofoil'. It sounds something like: prektically for exemple you know hydrrrofoil'. Big fan. So Monday evening we arrived in St Petersburg and off to the hotel. Then we went for a little wander around the city. Again the 'white nights' is deceptive. It's 11pm but it feels like 6pm. And your body is convinced that it's 6pm and you're wondering why on earth you're so tired, it's only early. It really screws with you. And it ...
... standing out as American's because everyone stares at you here, although they stare at everyone here. The biggest problem is the language barrier!! ************e speaks english here and I don't know enough russian to converse or ask for things. We are starting our first day of classes today, which will be nice because I could really use a Russian dictionary! I'm not sure why ...
... served with sour cream and beef, and had a really nice berry drink called mors. All up, my part came to 260 rubles, not even $10AUD. The service was really good, the cafe was very quaint, and the food was great. The bill came as a bookmark in a book, nice music, brilliant atmosphere. We had to tip them. I think the weather will improve tomorrow. Here's hoping.
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services