Stony Island Hotel
Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... dropped. Inside was amazingly beautiful. I can't really describe how beautiful it was. Not even sure pictures can do it justice.
I made my way back to Nevskii Prospekt and walked for a while taking in the sights before stopping off for dinner in a bar called Viking. Was able to make myself understood and had a nice meal before heading back to the hostel. Was very very tired after all the miles Elena and I walked so I slept like a log.
... Our small
tour group was quite diverse including a Pulitzer prize winning
photographer and a Producer of Tony Award winning productions.
Marley was especially impressed by that individual's resume.
We visited the Hermitage Museum and saw
art works ranging from Da Vinci to Picasso. It truly is the most
impressive collection in the world. The museum collection is
displayed throughout five large (former palaces) buildings which are
Gold, gold,gold! It's no wonder there was a revolution in Russia. The wealth and opulence with which the rulers surrounded themselves, can hardly be believed.
We went to the hermitage in the morning and spent almost 4 hours there. When we arrived there was no one else there but soon the place began to fill up with tourists and bored school groups. Fortunately being winter the crowds were not too bad at all and we were able ...
... I had cancelled earlier because I wasn’t sure I could make it. I was tired when I got to the top but I was still standing. It was quite crowded on top and many people just stop where they are, totally oblivious that they are blocking the way because they have to get their perfect photo and go hang everyone else. Infuriating sometimes and I have long since stopped being polite and waiting for people to take their photos. If I waited for ...
... while to see if she was just lagging behind. But she could have actually gone ahead of us, or more likely, she turned right when we turned left. I know I lost the group a few times for a few seconds. We had specified a meeting place in case any of us got lost, but a lot of us admitted to each other we didn’t think we could ever find that spot!
I should say that we were all wired. They give you a little receiver with an earpiece (one that ...