Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... still freezing my bum off so was quite surprised when we were told the weather being experienced was more typical of spring.
Day two saw us visiting Catherine’s Palace, an absolutely beautiful blue Rococo palace that was the summer residence of the Tzars. We had to don these weird brown booty things, god forbid we traipse dirt onto the palaces parquet floors. The palace was incredibly spacious and grand, it was also possibly one of the most beautiful ...
... item in it's collection it would take 5 years to see it all. The collection is housed in the Winter Palace, which housed the royal family from the early 1700's until 1917 when it was stormed by the revolutionaries. It is monumentally big and has 1,500 rooms. The building is now the site of the museum with several rooms displaying famous works of art and several kept in the state and decoration of when it was a royal palace. It sits right along the Neva River with an interior ...
... than waiting to have it collected. "No, you MUST sit down!" said the waitress. Ooops, sorry.
To our surprise, the plane was way more spacious and comfortable for only two hours than the long-haul one had been. We had about twice as much legroom and the staff seemed friendlier too. I didn't risk the breakfast again, though!
The German countryside was so pretty beneath the fluffy clouds - you could see how it was REALLY all thick, ...
... places we visited offered incredible stories.
One can still see marks from the siege around the city. On Nevsky Prospect, the main street in St. Petersburg, there remains a plaque that says “Citizens, this side of the street is more dangerous during bombings.”
The columns of St. Isaacs’ Cathedral still bear gouges from shells.
A bomb fell on one of the main domes of the Church of the Spilled Blood, but did not explode. Because the domes ...
... br> walking around with a bum-bag and backpack strapped to you, a DSLR slung around
your neck, and a map constantly in front of your face, you’re not really going
to stand out like a tourist asking to be pick pocketed, simple. I was walking
back to the hostel from bars at 5am, and had no troubles.
To conclude, mo****ers. Go to Russia while you’re young;
especially to Moscow. You’ll have the time of your ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet