Area near Nevsky Prospekt

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A change in the St Petersburg weather

First job for us this morning was to buy some water. We had very little left at all. We stepped outside the hostel to find it was raining lightly.

St Petersburg is a very wet city. We were told that there are usually only about 35 dry sunny days each year. We went to the little deli just near the hostel and bought the water. We didn't bother about breakfast at the hostel as we were planning on fast food.

We caught the #11 tram down Nevsky Prospekt. The rain started to get heavier. We wanted to hop of the tram as close as possible to McDonald's as we thought we would get a hamburger and coffee for breakfast plus we could kill a bit of time there as well. People on the boat tour had told us the toilets were clean in McDonald's too.

 

Chain bridge on the Griboedov Canal Bank Bridge is chain bridge on the Griboedov Canal
You couldn't lose this car, could you You couldn't lose this car, could you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeliseev Building Yeliseev Building
Another unusual building Another unusual building

We only just spotted McDonald's in time through the steamed up tram windows. As we raced inside the cafe the rain got even heavier and then we were treated to a thunder storm.

I think we stayed in there for at least an hour. The rain began to ease so off we set having a leisurely wander around some of the back streets and back to Nevsky again.

 

 

Dom Knigi book store Dom Knigi book store
City Bus Tour City Bus Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time to hop on the City Bus

The building in St Petersburg really are something special. Nevsky Prospekt really impressed us. There is a web site here that identifies all the buildings in the street, see Nevsky Prospekt . We could have wandered the streets for hours but we knew we wanted to get on the City Bus Tour and see a little bit further out.

 

Next page - The City Bus and the Fortress

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Our trip in the order it happened:


Travel Planning Necessities
World time zones, world weather, currency converter, language translator services.

Trains between Moscow & Saint Petersburg
Explanation of the types of trains on that route.

Firmenny Trains
An explanation of what they are.

Moscow's Railway Stations
A map of their locations and proximities.

Learn How To Speak Russian
Free lessons.

Map of St. Petersburg
Lonely Planet's map of the city.

Map of Moscow
Lonely Planet's map of the city.

Moscow Times Newspaper
English version.

The Russia Club
A forum for all those interested in anything "Russian".

Russian Rail Timetable
It takes a bit of mastering but Ian managed it (eventually).

The Art Of Travel
Very interesting travel information for all locations.

Smart Traveller
Australian Government's site dealing with current travel advice.

Travel Independent
A site written by travellers for travellers. Lots of information.