Mini Hotel Nevsky 98
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
In World War II Peterhof was decimated by the Nazis but liberated in n1944 & over the years was painstakingly restored. We did not have time to go inside but if it is anything like the outside it would be stunning. The 102 hectare lower park stretches right down to the Gulf of Finland. This park with the palace as a backdrop is one of ...
... one so longs for some down time without being herded from pillar to post in a mob, and lectured to on Russian history and culture at every turn. It's thinking time, and conversation time, that one longs for when travelling.
Turns out we got a good lunch (including excellent borsch, which is not at all the smooth, puree type soup one gets outside of Russia, but rather a thinnish soup containing julienned vegetables - lots of beetroot, but not only - ...
... of any weather. At the moment the temperature hovers just above freezing. There is a good deal of snow on the ground, and most of the waterways through the city frozen. Although the sun does rise and set, around 9ish and 6ish, one rarely sees it during the day as it is hidden by cloud cover.
All in all, it has been a great first few days in Russia, and I eagerly look forward to the semester. On Monday we will take the language placement exam and classes start Tuesday. ...
... so my daughter declined.
Got the camera and finished packing then went upstairs to see what was happening. My information had docking at 8, docking at 9:30, docking at 9 so wasn't sure when we were docking. Finally we see that we are docking and watch them throw the lines and move in sideways to the dock which is next to what seems to be a hotel. Nothing else around. They tie up the ferry and then ...
... and other folk art – carvings, pottery,
porcelain, homemade straw figures and many more.
We ate a quick lunch and met Natalia at the Cathedral of the
Spilled Blood. This church was built on
the site where Alexander II was mortally wounded by
revolutionary terrorists in 1881. There had been
several attempts to assassinate the Czar but all had been
unsuccessful. They knew he was coming to
the embankment ...