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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... 8230;the summer palace of Catherine the Great. More gold, more statues, more intricate parquet floors…and a tea party. The opulence of this place and Peterhof, the size and cost of building and maintaining these palaces, and extravagance of the lives of these royals and rich people, make it pretty easy to see why the Russian revolution occurred. Surely it was at least partly a matter of the less fortunate people of Russia shouting ‘enough is ...
... Every Russian's reaction when I tell them I'm from Australia is "wow that's far!" Overall it was a fun evening and it was great talking to real Russians. I think that the idea that Russians are a bit cold and standoffish before you get to know them is no longer true. I've found them to be very friendly.
After leaving the gathering, Elena and I walked back to Nevskii while she again gave me some of her great local insight to the city. Once back in the hostel ...
Up and at it everyone!! Yet another early start and remember we are not on holiday we are on tour! We start with a lovely drive through the city with our charming Russian Guide. She again points out buildings of note and then takes us for a shopportunity. I select a fake Faberge egg because of course I cannot afford a real one! Still I love it and can't wait to get it home. We visit the Yusupov Palace that was the home of the richest Russian per revolution. These people rubbed shoulders ...
... We also bumped into a couple of ladies from our tour group and Bonnie who we climbed with.
We then went to lunch at a Russian pie shop called Stolle.The pies are more like strudel than the traditional Aussie meat pie, but as it came with the traditional “friendly” Russian service we felt like we had an authentic experience. The pies were very nice.
The one thing that is particularly expensive in St Petersburg is coffee. We stopped for a coffee from a ...
... two-day tickets. Each day, spent an hour and a half in the galleries, stopped for lunch, and then another hour to hour and a half with the art. Whew! Description can't capture the experience of seeing what we saw. I had feared that such a concentrated experience might be wasted, and indeed, we weren't really seeing much at the end of the second day. But everything worked out great. I was helped considerably by an excellent app ...