Golden Triangle Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... and every morning you woke up to (free) freshly made waffles. I could have quite happily spent a couple of days relaxing without leaving the building! But Nik informed me this wasn't part of the great adventure master plan, so we went off to see the Hermitage instead.
Which, OK, was worth leaving the hostel for. It has the worlds largest art collection, and over 3 million items in total (not all on display). We were dosed up to our eyeballs in Picasso, ...
... the sunset from a boat ride on the Neva river and all over St Petersburg through its canal system. I didn’t know this part of Russian history, but Tsar Peter I (aka Peter the Great) founded the city in the early 1700s, after he went on a tour of Europe incognito to study European architecture, urban planning, technology, fashion, etc. He came back to Russia and ordered everyone to shave their beards and "westernize." The Russians thought he was insane. Peter I was ...
... out, I wasn't sure if it was soot, dirt or pigeon poop (probably all 3) but it looked real ugly. I went in anyway because I could see from the outside that once a upon a time this place was really grand and it just needed a good scrub to bring it back. The inside did not disappoint, the inside was beautiful. The walls were covered in magnificent art work, all depicting something religious of course. There was so much gold everywhere and I love ...
... to be there when they turned the fountains on for the day. With a stirring piece of music playing too.
I didn't go into the grand palace itself as Elena and Sergei both said that it wasn't really worth it and that there are better palaces to see inside. Instead I wandered the surrounding gardens for a good while, just casually strolling amongst the oak, pine and birch trees in much the way that Peter the Great would've done.
I did however pay to get into Monplaisir as ...
... coolness of being the first: "The early bird gets the worm". In my opinion, Estonians were much closer to the verity, saying: "Kes ees - see mees!" which can be translated as "The real man is the one at the head".
Btw, don't forget about the hottest chick you were visited by 7 days ago! Have fun together.
P.S. - I was just talking about SUMMER 2013
P.P.S. - Erik! I'll miss you, little badass!