Golden Triangle Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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Tatiana's rule, to gain entry to van, say good morning in Russian.
First- Canal boat ride, great way to see "Venice of the North"
Second-HERMITAGE,the highlight, years ago my book club read Madonnas of Leningrad, setting this museum during the 900 day siege of this city. I dreamed of visiting this place and today it was my reality. It did not disappoint- not only does it house magnificent works of art but in itself this ...
... an act of terrorism. Oy! Anyway, there wasn’t a single moment that I ever felt unsafe. The Russian people seemed to go about their business as normal and they seemed pretty nice to me. It was just hard to get around because not many people spoke English and all the signs were in Russian, which doesn’t even use the same letters from the alphabet we use. That was a challenge, but every once in a while there is a translated menu.
On my first day in St Petersburg, I went ...
... I was there. When I got to my carriage the carriage conductor asked to see my passport. I handed it over, she flicked through it and then asked where was my visa? I replied inquisitively 'visa?' 'Yes, visa for Belarus?' Oh fiddlesticks! I had brought the wrong ticket! There was 2 trains from St. Pete to Vilnius, one went through Belarus and the other Latvia, the difference being I don't need a visa to go through Latvia but ...
... back up my photos as my plan to upload them to the web had fallen through (it would take days to do one card). But I was unsuccessful. I then tried to get into the national library of Russia but couldn't as I was a foreigner (as I discovered later non-Russians need to show their passport, visa, proof of where they are staying and proof that they are a researcher at a university). Again I was unsuccessful. But it was the day for it!
By now it was 6pm so ...
... good day and it was. 12th century icons right through to modern art, Russian folkart, Soviet era porcelain (Jeff really enjoyed this), a Russian portrait gallery plus lots more. This place does not rate highly in our books but it was really worth the trip.
Picnic lunch in the Mihajlovskij Gardens was a welcome rest before we headed off across the city centre to find The Idiot Cafe. On the way we visited The Cathedral of the ...