Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... plebs organised a revolution. BUT you've seen nothing yet...
What about the extensive gardens and the 178 fountains fed from artisan wells 20 kms away?
All this built from the 1800's onwards, burnt to the ground (it took 3 days) by the Nazi's in 1942 and meticulously renovated to get it back to as original as possible by successive Russian governments.
The place was being prepared ...
... days and killed over a million people.
The highlight was definitely the State Hermitage Museum housed in the old Imperial Summer Palace. It isn't just Russian artefacts both Imperial and Church but it houses collections from Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Mongolian, Tibetan, Indian and far eastern cultures as well as paintings by Da Vinci, Gainsborough, Van Gough, Picasso to only mention a few. We spent 5 hours in ...
... open at 2am) and they put us through to an interpreter service. With the help of Irene in Australia we were able to get some piece of mind enough to sign the paperwork. But we still had to wait until the bank opened to pay the fine and for a visa extension, as well as wait until 8 pm to buy the train ticket and the small matter of being in the middle of nowhere with no hotel. We were to find out later that there once was a hotel but it closed due to lack ...
... to, 'It's my dream to go to Australia.' I was shocked, because 'dream,' is such a strong word. So well done Australia, we went from the upside down country where we ride kangaroos to work and live in the desert, to a country where people dream of visiting, I still enjoy telling people it's normal to wake up to a spider the size of your hand on your wall, and that every animal wants to kill you.
Completed 2 whirlwind trouing days of St Petersburg Russia. Saw such opulence, displays of wealth and splendour. Very beautiful but almost too much. The city is crossed by more than 100 canals ande there are more palaces than one can name. No wonder the Romanov dynaasty was overthrown! Experienced wonderful food - borscht was great & fantastic pies - both savory & fruit. Used SPB as our travel agency for a group of 16 and I am glad we did - ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services