Austrian Yard Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... the feel of the city and visiting another beautiful church building: St Isaac's Cathedral.
Russia has been a new and exciting place to visit though throughout the trip we have been aware of the differences in culture between Europe and Russia. Here, people are not desperate to take your money or sell you things, if ...
What a Difference a Hundred Years Make!
For all the European sophistication and military glory of the rulers of Russia and their willingness to assimilate nobility from all over Europe into their royal court, they had a dark side.
They not only ruled through terror and intimidation, they also maintained slavery (serfdom) and harbored a fear and hatred of the Jews.
When, in 1770, Catherine the Great expanded on the ...
... it. I nibbled the corner of the wrap and agreed that, yes, it was good. Ah, he's not offended, he's annoyed. 'You haven't even had any!'
'That kebab will make a fine breakfast!' I tell him.
I don't remember leaving the kebab place, but I remember it was light, and I remember noticing the trail of empty beer cans in the street that the other lads had left earlier on our way out; and I remember Neil calling me a liar; having previously told him that I don't drink. ...
... the line (passport, tour ticket and immigration form in hand) but in reality, we were through and met our guide by 7.45am - Yay !
We were blown away by the size of the city - 5 million people and lots of apartment blocks and waterways, certainly a lot of new looking apartments near the cruise terminal area.
If you’ve ever seen a movie set in Russia, many times the city vistas are ...
... We're staying just outside Paris in Suresnes at my friend's, Helen, apartment for 3 nights. While we wait for another friend, Nathalie, to arrive, we unpack our stuff and then head back to Paris to meet our friends Eric and Sandrine for a well-deserved drink, in a pub of course. We still have unfinished business in England, like the sale of the house, closing accounts etc. Starting in Paris and staying in Europe in April allows us to be near enough to the UK should there be ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking