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Travel Blogs from St. Petersburg
... a lot of teenagers hanging out there as the place to be. The food hall was huge with lots of tables & chairs but was nearly always full up what ever the time of day. With this choice it made sense to have dinner here before retiring. I liked the way you could see all the escalators at once which gave it a modern feel.
... of hordes of cruisers blocking every square metre. The few moments of pure awe (again, the awesomeness is due to splendour; the jade and gold, the marble halls, the chrystal chandeliers) is hardly worth the effort. Unless you really, really, really, enjoy looking at pictures of dead counts and generals. Splendour is also the factor at play at Peterhof, or Petrodvorets as some russians might call it. The lavish palace and its parks and gardens, modelled ...
Alert: Everything is spelled phonetically as I have NO IDEA how to read Russian.
So I must confess, Russia is a bit terrifying. Our guide is a very interesting person. I think that she is actually KGB and wants to kill us. But you know, whatever. Honestly it's just a bit of a culture shock, as Russians seem to be much more serious and curt than Americans. But still, a bit terrifying.
Regardless of our guide, we still ...
... Apple Hotel and checked
in. The rooms are tight but
adequate. The bathroom was very hot and
we eventually found out that they heat the bathroom with radiant heat from in
the floor. The floor was so hot that
when I took off my shoes and socks it nearly burned my feet. We finally found out how to turn it off and
turn the A/C on. This is our first room
with air conditioning on the trip.
Natalia took us on a city ...
What a tiring couple of days it's been...
Heathrow Airport is REALLY BIG! There were hardly any people when I got there, because it was so early, but then people started arriving and the shop opened so I could get some porridge with fruit compote (you know how us bears like porridge and berries!)
There was a lot of waiting around at the airport, but I had ...