The Golden Mean

Address: Stolyarny Lane, 10-12, St. Petersburg, North-West Russia, 190068, Russian Federation | Hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg

St Petersburg

A travel blog entry by thelongwaytonz on Oct 27, 2014

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... so out of Finland we went and into a special Russian custom control area that runs from the Russian border to St Petersburg along the train line. At Vyborg we were stamped into Russia and asked questions by a rather forceful customs lady. 45 minutes later we were in St Petersburg and out on a side street by the Finlyandsky train station, from where we walked half an hour to our hostel. After checking in we went in search of lunch. Matt had set his ...

High speed train to St. Petersburg

A travel blog entry by ericjon97 on May 12, 2014

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... to be harder than I thought.

I went out to grab a bite to eat and found a place called Long Island that was a diner-style burger joint. I keep looking for typical Russian places to eat, but I don’t think they exist. It seems that they have adopted the western culture so much that they only have western restaurants. Anyway, it was a great burger, and noticeably cheaper than Moscow. I had a walk around in the rain for a while and saw ...

Russian Christmas

A travel blog entry by lishinlondon on Dec 22, 2013

145 photos

... I imagine back in the day was purpose of exhibiting so much gold.

From Catherine's Palace we visited Peter and Pauls fortress which is the original citadel of the city. The sun may only have risen by half ten but by half three it was preparing to set again. The beautiful pinks and purples of the sunset contrasted so beautifully against the gold steeples of the St Peter and Paul Cathedral which made for some beautiful photos.

The cathedral itself houses the bodies ...

Stamps in the passport

A travel blog entry by arilauraharold on Sep 13, 2013

56 photos

... for the city. It is a city of as much suffering as extravagance and all within modern history. It is hard to believe that this suppression of it’s people through communism lasted into our lifetimes. It made us feel quite na´ve as we knew very little about this apart from what we learnt from Animal Farm. It is a knowledge gap that we shall continue to fill.


We managed a walking tour the next day once being informed our initial option had ...

Like Paris... but more grand

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann on Jun 29, 2013

1 comment, 53 photos

... We also bumped into a couple of ladies from our tour group and Bonnie who we climbed with.

We then went to lunch at a Russian pie shop called Stolle.The pies are more like strudel than the traditional Aussie meat pie, but as it came with the traditional “friendly” Russian service we felt like we had an authentic experience. The pies were very nice.

The one thing that is particularly expensive in St Petersburg is coffee. We stopped for a coffee from a ...