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Petergof

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  • Day3

    peterhof - human craziness

    July 2 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We started our day at 10 with Nadia picking us up. She is a beautiful, lovely woman from Saint Petersburg and we are lucky to have her as our guide for the next three days. We first took the Metro, the subway, the tickets are coins, I like that. You could, if wanted, stay at the Metro the whole day with a single coin. Then we continued by bus to Peterhof. It is a beautiful palace with a big garden. And a lot of other tourists. I mean really a lot. There was a long queue and since we are a small group, Nadia asked if we could overtake them and be faster then the bigger groups. We were allowed but that was not at all appreciated by some. Then we had to wait as well to give the backpack to the locker room. I don’t know but I think everyone would organize that differently. Bit it wasn’t so the line was long with people going the same way, four times in total, to get rid of the bag and to get it back. It was so crowded. Uiuiuiui, I think while waiting you can see the true character of people. At some point there was a guy that said out loud ‘now it is enough’ and just pushed forward. As if that makes it going faster. At least there was no panic and luckily most people are patient. The palace itself was beautiful, incredible what they built and rebuilt, since the whole building was distroyed after WWII. After the visit we went through the garden and then back to the city by Tragflügelboat, a boat that if it is fast gets somehow out of the water. We were really lucky with the weather since they announced rain but we had sun. So after saying byebye to Nadia we went for a coffee in a lovely café and then we took the Metro to Begovaya. Irina, our host told us that there is a beach where people from the city go to to relax. So we went there, enjoyed a walk at the seaside and crossed a pedestrian bridge to the new Gazprom Stadium of Zenit Saint Petersburg (we think). We crossed another park and then we were at an attraction parks. There were some attractions and some nope-attraction. Really, one was a Kettenkarussell like they have in Vienna just way worse. So nope. We enjoyed another coffee and some icecream and watched the nope-attraction in the evening sun. We headed back to the Metro station near our hotel and had diner at Teremok, a fastfood company with Russian food, recommened by Nadia. It was nice but not comparable to yesterday. Yesterdays food was yammy, I want to go there again. Tomorrow the Ermitage awaits us together with a whole lot of tourists, I am looking forward to it - and I mean it, observing human behavior when a situation is unpleasant but purely harmless is golden.
    Oh and no selfie today. We are just failing completely at that but it is big fun and they are so funny. I try to convince my parents that I can post them here.
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  • Day11

    St. Petersburg

    June 25 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Sind mit den tollen Menschen von Team Travelkeks in St. Petersburg. 12 Personen, 5 Autos, und aus versehen die Nacht in einem ehemaligen Puff verbracht 😅 läuft!
    Gleich geht’s in die Stadt

  • Day11

    Guten Moooorgen

    June 25 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    ...was für wirre Tage hier in Russland. Gestern Nacht sind wir dann auch in St. Petersburg angekommen und die Suche nach einer Unterkunft gestaltete sich etwas schwierig....letztendlich sind wir dann beim "Renaissance-Club" gelandet, der um Mitternacht nach Klingeln geöffnet hat 🤣🤣

  • Day10

    St. Petersburg

    June 24 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    St. Petersburg erreicht, Suche nach Quartier, Campingplatz, etc. erweist sich als sehr kompliziert.
    Gegen Mitternacht haben wir mit 5 Teams ein Hotel etwas außerhalb gefunden. Hier spricht niemand englisch oder deutsch, sehr spannend.

  • Day32

    Sankt Petersburg

    September 21, 2016 in Russia ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Nach etlichen Kontrollen der Reisepässe und der Visa sind wir gut in Russland angekommen. 🇷🇺
    Sankt Petersburg ist eine wunderschöne Stadt mit vielen schönen Kathedralen, Palästen, Parks, Gebäuden und Tieren. 🐿
    Obwohl sich Sankt Petersburg gegen aussen als Weltoffene, moderne Stadt präsentiert, redet (fast) niemand Englisch. Man muss mit Händen und Füssen kommunizieren, um das zu erhalten was man möchte. 🇺🇸🚫🇬🇧
    Der Transport mit dem öffentlichen Verkehr ist wahnsinnig günstig und gut. Nie hatten wir auf eine U-Bahn länger als 30 Sekunden gewartet... 👍🏻
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  • Day11

    Hotel Renesanse

    June 25 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Nachdem unsere Campingplatzsuche nicht erfolgreich verlief - entweder voll oder gar nicht mehr vorhanden - sind wir im „exklusiven“ Hotel Renesanse gelandet ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Heute Morgen beim Frühstück haben wir dann mal gemeinschaftlich darüber philosophiert, wo wir genau übernachtet haben 🤔 Spiegelwände, Whirlpools in jedem Badezimmer, rote Nachttischlampen, Stangen im Frühstücksraum, Büsten ... na, was meint Ihr?Read more

  • Day5

    Peterhof und noch mehr...

    September 5 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Nach abenteuerlicher Anfahrt im Kleinbus stand die Besichtigung des russischen Versailles in Peterhof an.

  • Day5

    Walking the Grounds of Peterhof Palace

    April 10, 2018 in Russia ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    The Palace is set right next to the sea which the gardens were on the edge of. The sea was frozen for a good way out so we ventured out onto the ice - it was quite an amazing sight. We could see a big boat making its way through the ice further out to sea.

    After this we trekked back towards the palace and out of the grounds to find somewhere to have lunch. We spied a playground on the other side of the road and managed to avoid Heidi seeing it by getting her to count the windows on the palace as we walked past 😂 so easy to distract at this age!

    We found a place near where we had to catch the bus back to St Petersburg and enjoyed a nice lunch of various dishes - borsch (traditional Russian soup composing mainly of beetroot - quite yummy), chicken soup, fettuccini carbonara, stroganoff etc.

    Then we caught the bus and metro back to the apartment. I bought a punnet of large juicy looking strawberries on the way back and popped into a couple of shops with Kyria whilst the boys continued homewards. Heidi had fallen asleep on the way home but she woke up when we left the metro due to the cold air.

    We had a bit of time at the apartment before heading out for an early dinner as Mike and Kyria were going to see the Nutcracker Ballet tonight (we can’t all go to this as Heidi isnt allowed in so we’re taking it in turns).

    Thus ends another day - we’re having a ball if you hadn’t already figured that out! 😁
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  • Day5

    Peterhof Palace

    April 10, 2018 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    This morning we were venturing further out of the city to the Peterhof Palace. We had to use the metro and then catch a bus the rest of the way.

    First though we wanted to find somewhere to eat breakfast. Kyria really wanted to find a bakery this time so we headed to the metro and walked around the block until we came across one. As soon as we opened the door the smell that assailed ones nose was sublime! Warm and like fresh bread...funnily enough.

    We left with packets of croissants, cinnamon scrolls and a few other varieties to tide us over until lunch.

    The metro trip was pretty straightforward and we were able to walk out and almost immediately find a bus to take us out to Peterhof where the palace was located. It was more of a mini van than a bus but people seemed to be able to use their travel cards on it as well. The driver had all the money sitting in front of him on the dash and seemed quite adept at taking money and handing back change as he was driving! There weren’t that many seats though and people had to do some shuffling when others had to get off. Luckily it wasn’t full when we hopped on so we all found seats. It was about 1/2 hour - 40 minutes bus ride.

    It was nice to view the outskirts of St Petersburg as we drove past. We could imagine how beautiful it would look when it had greened up and the trees weren’t bare. There was still beauty there though.

    I have so many photos from today I’ll have to split this up a lot!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Peterhof, Petergof, بيتيرهوف, Горад Пецяргоф, Петерхоф, Petěrgof, Πέτερχοφ, پترگوف, Pietarhovi, Pjetergof, ペテルゴフ, პეტერგოფი, 페테르고프, Петергоф, Peterhofium, Pēterhofa, Paleizencomplex in Peterhof, 彼得宮城

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