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  • Day9

    Back in the USSR - for the first time.

    August 2, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    What a manic day. Sleep only arrived at 1am when the taste free zone that was the retro disco subsided & then the rowdy drunks rolled in afterwards. Other than the noise the cabin was surprisingly comfortable & it was at 7.30 that we surfaced to discover not ocean views but dockside views of presumably St Petersburg. Much earlier than expected & much sunnier. Back for picnic breakfast & a little hurried repacking to hear a garbled announcement indicating that only VIPs would be disembarking at 9 - the Ps would commence at 9.30 hmmm - how would the transfer view that? In fairness I had told the hotel that passport control would take a while & there was no point the transfer being there at 9. How true that would prove. 9.30 came and went & there was no movement nor announcement. Finally at 9.45 we were off but everyone had to funnel into 1 staircase off the boat - that took a while. Then we had to guess which queue was the non-Russian immigration option - the one that wasn't moving & proceded to not move for ages. It was a minor victory just to get in the building. 10.45 came & we were no closer or so it seemed. Once within sight of the passport posts, we thankfully made a correct choice & were through in 90 mins. Transfer located - relief but by now the clouds were rolling in. Not for him though. He had to contend with St Petersburg traffic on an army day. Cars with flags flying around & google telling him all roads are red. Eventually wound up at the hotel over 3 hours after the boat docked. Not good & to top it off the price quoted had almost doubled because he had to wait so long - I said nit to wait! Still it was a far less stressful way to get to the hotel & I would have my revenge... Settled in, thankfully having early access to the room. Wanted to take in a game at St Petersburg's stadium - supposedly the most expensive in the world, so sought advice from the receptionist. She suggested we could go through the process online together. Happy days. Both my cards got spat out. Worrying days. She said the alternative was to have them delivered - no extra cost. She'd phone, check & get back to me. She came up later - not happening. She offered to pay on her card & we could repay her. Way to go the extra mile. Concerned by the card issue so first port of call on exploring was a cashpoint. Google showed up 3 nearby. None seemed to exist on inspection. Even more worrying. Decided to wander a little more & hope one turned up. Thabkfully a Dutch bank did & the card worked. Cue much relief. Off to the shop - megre pickings but sorted breakie. Back for a chill before a little more exploration - Hermitage & a recommended eaterie. The Hermitage was impressive & ludicrously busy as were the roads - still (car park like) Food, thankfully, proved a little cheaper & English was indicated & understood. Went back via the Church of the saviour of spilt blood - snappy title. Unfortunately the main spire was shrouded in scaffolding & raindrops wrre beginning to fall - might be giving the fireworks a miss.Read more

  • Day5

    Sankt petersburg

    July 9, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    In sankt petersburg angekomnen war es wie erwarteram schütten 🤣wir blieben den vormittag auf dem Schiff, denn wir haben einen Ausflug gebucht.. Zum glück blieb es während des ausfluges trocken...

  • Day12

    St. Petersburg am Morgen

    June 26, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Wir frühstücken sehr gut im Hotel Red Star und brechen gegen 11 Uhr auf um das nächste Ziel die Grenze Russland/Finnland anzusteuern.
    Von St. Petersburg haben wir nicht viel gesehen - die beiden Taxi Fahrten in der Nacht und der Beachclub waren alles. Wir übernachteten sehr zentral, direkt hinter der Erimitage, von den Gebäuden (natürlich nur von Außen gesehen) ist Uschi aber enttäuscht. Sicherlich sind die vielen Parks da schon interessanter.Read more

  • Day16

    Est! Café, St. Petersburg

    February 24, 2017 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ -1 °C

    Schnell nochmal zur Skybar, um die Aussicht bei Tageslicht zu genießen. Ach ne, Mist, die öffnet erst um 17h. Also enfach in die Richtung fahren und zurück laufen, noch ein bisschen was entdecken. Bei Sonnenschein kehren wir zum Frühstück in ein nettes Café ein, bereits mittags gibt es ausnahmsweise ein nett klingendes Bier und weiter geht's richtung Wohnheim.
    Die zufällg gefundenen Cafés sind immer mit am nettesten.
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  • Day7

    Peterhof

    July 30, 2013 in Russia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Das war ein einzigartiges Erlebnis. Erst war eine Besichtigung in den Innenräumen geplant. Sicherlich gab es viele schöne Dinge zu sehen. Leider muss ich sagen, dass durch die vielen Touristen (mit verschiedenen Sprachen) ein ziemliches Durcheinander herrschte. Man konnte die Reiseleiterin kaum verstehen. Wir mussten ziemlich schnell durch all die Räume gehen. Fotos durften nicht gemacht werden. Hätte ich das gewusste, ich währe draußen in dem herrlich angelegten Park geblieben und hätte mir dort Anlagen in Ruhe angeschaut.Dort mussten wir nachher ziemlich eilig laufen und ich bin froh doch noch schnell ein paar Fotos gemacht zu haben, so kann ich im Nachhinein dies nachwirken zu lassen.Read more

  • Day7

    Peterhof

    July 30, 2013 in Russia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Es gab einfach zu viel zu sehen in Peterhof und so zeige ich noch einmal Bilder von dort. Nach der dortigen Besichtigung ging es noch in ein typisch Russisches Restaurant wo die "Raubtierfütterung" mit einem schmackhaften Essen statt gefunden hat.

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