Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... have heard us back at the first checkpoint.
It seemed to take forever but we were through in just over 2 hours, quite unusual apparently.
We then pulled over for a picnic lunch........on the grass strip in front of a service station no less!
But we were given vodka shots to celebrate..
Then off to St Peterburg we head, must admit I slept most of the way after that.
First glimpse in the fringe area, fairly ...
... Laid back if you will. For me, I found it laying on the sands of the Baltic Sea. Or biking in the white night trying to make across the rivers before the bridges went up. And the cider. Apple, pear, and especially black currant. Add to that rooftop parties till dawn with random new friends. SPB is an experience, one that I hope to repeat.
... was an absolute highlight.
More walking and back to the hotel before we enjoyed a local restaurant on the top floor of a huge shopping centre. Grilled vegetables, grilled chicken shashliks, a potato dish and a bottle of Italian wine. "napoleon" dessert Russian style, finished us off for saturday.
Yep, we are off on a walk again. The Russian Museum was on our list so sunday seemed ...
Thursday 28th March 2013. What a day! Kids have school in the morning, the movers pack our stuff during the day while we're busy cleaning and sorting last minute paperwork. Surely we've forgotten to do something? The movers leave at 3pm and it's a rush to tidy the house and take things to our own storage (just in case we need to head back early). Our car has been sold and is picked up in the evening. We're staying in a hotel for our last night in Welwyn and we're meeting friends ...
... first day was spent exploring 3 of the most famous cathedrals in Russia. First up was St. Isaac's Cathedral where we were able to actually go up onto the roof surrounding the dome and take in some truly breathtaking views of the city. Right next to the cathedral is the beautiful Alexander Garden. It was the perfect place to relax a bit after climbing those stairs.
Then we headed over to a great pasta and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking