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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... and modern economic woes have all taken their toll.
Block after block of bland apartment buildings featured peeling paint and rusty balconies.
But we also saw evidence of rehabilitation. Lots of buildings were covered with construction scaffolding. Lots of streets were being repaved. And historical landmarks including churches and museums were getting facelifts.
Before we could begin our tour, we faced ...
... surprises for me. In theory one can practice restraint, but we haven't done well on that score. Several courses at lunch and dinner,and each one excellent. I would say the food here has been noticeably superior to the European River Cruise, although that was a smaller ship of 125 passengers, so perhaps the variety couldn't be provided. And it's not that the food was bad, not at all. But I have a new respect for Russian cuisine ... and not a perogy in sight, so ...
... equipped kitchen, two large bedrooms and two bathrooms and more light switches than we knew what to do with. The master bedroom had blue lights on the ceiling, concealed by swooping folds of fabric, creating a rather cold effect - good for an ice bar but not so much for a bedroom. Interesting choice. The bathroom was massive; a large shower with two shower heads and a huge bathtub. Heaven. We paid $190/night - a great deal in St. Petersburg considering ...
... where a fresh team of security officers was just starting for the day. The rollers that scoop your stuff through the X-ray machine were motionless and there were none of those trays that are usually standing about for you to put your stuff into. So we started the laborious process of unpacking - liquids & gels out of the handbag and the sponge bag inside the cabin bag; laptops both out of the laptop bag, phones and wallets into the laptop bag; moneybelts ...